Category: street fashion


Dark wave: surfwear and tropical prints take on Gotham City

Posted on 2nd July, by Colin Chapman in LA menswear shopping, menswear, street fashion, Street trends, travel. 3 Comments

I’m aware that some of my trend pieces are a little esoteric for some tastes (like the last post linking together the random trilogy of Aperol cocktails, Burberry Prorsum and Brooklyn electronica). But this is genuinely how things strike me. Whilst I’m as likely as the next guy to notice glaringly obvious street trends, I get more satisfaction in identifying the broader sweep of where fashions comes from. And if it brings together the holy trinity of dance music, menswear and vibrant world cultures, then hell, I want to know about it. So, hang in there, this one requires another leap of faith.


3 Spring trends: rolled fisherman hats, the satchel, cord shorts

Posted on 4th April, by Colin Chapman in E.Tautz, menswear, Menswear pick, Shorts, street fashion, Street trends. No Comments

Spring is here, usually a cue for the fashion media to turn out every seasonal cliche in the book. I’ve lost patience with such writing. No more hackneyed, Enid Blyton-esque descriptions of whatever that season has to offer, be it mellow autumnal fruitfulness, crisp winter mornings or spring springing. Let’s face it, in the UK at least, seasons aren’t really so dissimilar. Whilst snow in August is unlikely, there’s a general blurring between the four, with a tendency to chill and drear. On that note, some spring trends!

Rolled fisherman hats
Rolled fishermen-esque hats were seen everywhere at the AW 11 shows, sometimes surprisingly so. At E.Tautz, they added a rugged, outdoorsy edge to the ever-haute tailoring. Though none seen were lovelier than the cashmere cable-knit hats by Chauncey at The Showroom Next Door. Despite their prominence in the AW lines, as … Read More »


A taste of Thai street fashion: Bangkok

Posted on 25th January, by Colin Chapman in Bangkok, shopping, street fashion, Thailand, travel. No Comments

Quick summary of recent travels in Thailand from a shopping/fashion perspective. The photo is an example of Thai street fashion: punky boy in Simpson’s T-shirt with bleached quiff and winklepickers..

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