Menswear AW17 shows are closing this weekend, with the final collections in Paris. As we faun over the latest offerings for the boys’ wardrobes, we’re getting some serious envy and inspiration. In this spirit, here’s the unpacking the laws of “borrowed from the boys” style.
LET’S TALK BUSINESS
The cornerstone of menswear is tailoring. Coco Chanel is legendary for having introduced the mens tailored jacket to women in the 1950s. Invest in an icon with a timeless black tweed jacket, or opt for a more androgynous shape with a longline silhouette that falls away from the body.
IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT COUNT
The codes of menswear have always been a little more restrictive than for womens. Menswear is about nuance, accessorises, the tiny details. Show personality by finishing a Le Smoking jacket with a sparkling pin on the tie or lapel, invest in a great belt, and a foulard around the neck for a flourish of Saint Laurent rocker spirit.
BOY NEXT DOOR
Sportswear is the focal street-style trend for both genders. Try a more androgynous silhouette with a slightly oversized Chanel bomber jacket (a variation of this vintage rarity was recently spotted on the new face of Chanel, Lily-Rose Depp).
Above: Vintage Chanel Bomber Jacket
A BRIEF ENCOUNTER
Mens’ bags are all about utility. We love a vintage Chanel briefcase in black caviar leather, and a vintage Hermès leather clutch that could disguise as a document holder.