Following on from my previous ASOS street style post, Miles and I delved further into Shoreditch and then onto Exchange House in Liverpool St to really bring the lookbook together. With autumn weather hitting full stride in the last few days I feel that a woolly hat and a nice parka coat should be essential purchases for any modern day gent looking to keep warm and stylish.
A coat can be one of the biggest clothing purchases you make all year so ASOS are currently running ‘The Coat Vote‘ which lets you vote for your favourite coat type and a chance to win one on the 3rd of October. The parka has been growing in popularity over the last few seasons and for good reason. It’s very easy to layer with other items in your wardrobe and it’s anything-goes style shouldn’t leave you with a headache when getting ready.
The parka coat was made by the British brand Native Youth who fuse Japanese-style details with Scandinavian prints in their collections. As I’m a sucker for small details their latest outerwear pieces have left me impressed and you have to agree that the style suits Shoreditch down to a T.
LIVERPOOL ST. LOOKBOOK
After soaking in the street art around Shoreditch and Brick Lane we moved onto Liverpool Street that’s famous for it’s hectic atmosphere and looming, glass filled skyscrapers. The majority of the area is taken up by Liverpool Street Station which stretches underground in every direction. Towering over the railway tracks is Exchange House which was built in 1990 by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
The open design of Exchange House allows you to see the ‘inner workings’ of the building which is essentially an inhabited bridge with a frame that’s supported by four parabolic arches. As a side note, the walk between Shoreditch and Liverpool Street is well worth your time as you get to see beautiful modern architecture entwined with street art pieces from artists such as Joel Bergner (cover photo) and James Cochran (above).
Just want to say a big thank you to Lucyn for planning the whole shoot as someone who is very impulsive I need people to keep me organised. The photographer was Miles Drury who managed to get the best out of my shy self and I would highly recommend you check out more of his work HERE.
Thanks for coming on this little adventure with me 🙂 Make sure to check out my latest photo journal where I explore London with my trusted Fujifilm (PART 1 / PART 2) and the first part of this ASOS Menswear shoot. The street art shots below are a little preview of my upcoming article on street art in Shoreditch and to ensure you don’t miss it you can use the links below to stay connected: