Spring Menswear Trends: hot off the (freezing) streets of London
A few random Spring trends now that the dust has settled on LFW. Given that London is still in the grips of a seemingly never ending Narnia-like winter, the emphasis is still on warmth rather than Spring flesh flashings.
1. Soft-soled shoes, the kind that Grizzly Adams would wear to sneak up on Gentle Ben, are definitely surfacing on London feet. Sold in locations as diverse as Dover Street Market and American workwear/Americana stores. Those blending plaid, soft skins and crepe with obvious overstitching and all manner of olde/Native American fastenings look best. Quoddy and Yuketen have great options, OiPolloi stocks both brands.
2. Big scarves. Even the most laddish of lads have been seen wearing items verging on shawls recently. It seems that the eternal frost makes grannies of us all and scarves are getting bigger, squarer and becoming wraps. Pictured here is a beautiful Indian-themed scarf by Acne from Okini. The McQueen and Van Noten options at Liberty are also top of class. You can buy alternatives on the high street, I guess.
3. Trousers tucked into chunky socks. A spring take on the ‘tucked into boots’ trend. As seen here at The Sart and on a London street near you. Take one pair of thick, chunky socks. Tuck one’s jeans, tweeds or trackies into said socks. Wear with low profiled shoes as a nod to the fabled end of Winter.