Last week I was invited to Soho by an old Style Division favourite Farfetch to finally get a professional haircut and hear about the latest trends causing waves in the wild and unpredictable world of fashion. The venue was the Murdock barber shop which was bright and welcoming from the get go and offered complimentary grooming services such as facials, express shaves and beard trims.
As one of London’s premier men’s grooming destinations, Murdock has a number of stores throughout the city including Spitalfields, Shoreditch, Sloane Square and recently they’ve opened a flagship store in Paris to really extend the Murdoch experience.
The Murdoch Experience
With barbers it’s essential to find one you can trust as you need to take the hassle out of an activity you do almost every month. A barber with great knowledge will be able to give you tailored advice as well as recommend styles that will suit you before you’ve even thought about them. And that’s exactly what happened during my visit.
Since I have thin yet very fine hair it’s essential to style it just right and ensure that the look works for your face shape and everyday routine. Sea salt sprays for example are perfect as they pull moisture and oils out of your hair leaving you to style it the way you want and can be used several days in a row.
Murdock London have their own signature collection of cologne, grooming and skincare products that I urge you all to check out if you wish to take your grooming routine seriously.
Key Menswear S/S Fashion Trends
Farfetch did a fantastic job putting up the event and of course it’s always great to run into a few familiar faces such as Adam from Male Stylist, Ben from Twenty First Century Gent, Toni from Fashitects, Quyen Mike and Johnson Gold from Pause Online.
We were brought up to speed with some of the latest fashion trends, pieces and colours that we should watch out for in the coming months and of course turn to Farfetch should we ever need to top up our Wardrobes.
A little note on Farfetch but these guys have really been hitting their stride in the last year and their own blog is one that I follow on a regular basis. They take time to curate their products and content and it shows so if you’re looking to find some new outfits their online store is not a bad place to start.
Big and Baggy
We’ve seen baggy trousers bubbling under the surface for a couple of seasons now, but this season they burst through in a big way combined with wide tops and jackets. The main way we saw this style was within tailoring styles so if you’re going to invest in a casual suit next season, make sure it has trousers with a slouchy cut.
The concentration on checks for Fall 2015 has been reverted back to stripes for Spring 2016. Seemingly inspired by the inmates of an old American prison, vertical navy and white stripes took centre stage with coordinated looks from Dolce & Gabbana, Haider Ackermann and Tiger of Sweden.
Coordination has been key for many menswear seasons now and Spring 2016 has been no exception. All over printed looks appeared to be a popular combination. Despite the Summer season, outerwear was matched with trousers and shorts the most.
Key Menswear S/S Pieces
Forget the 19th century utility use, for SS16 the boxy cut brings back the t-shirt into the must-have list. Layered with another top at Givenchy or effortlessly worn at Fendi, the suggestive boxy cut is one of the hottest silhouette every man should adopt this season.
Wide leg and bulky shorts were a favourite amongst the majority of designers. They are often paired with long hem tops highlighting the layering trend.
Wide Leg Trousers
Baggy pants are back gents. And we’re not just talking sligh tly droopy, we’re talking voluminous, billowing trousers – the kind that flap in the breeze and make that wonderful swoosh sound when you walk.
Key Menswear S/S Colours
The far-reaching Safari theme introduced a span of earthy tones. There was also a significant amount of top-toe color ensembles sent down the catwalk, highlighting the co-ordinated theme that proved popular at all the fashion capitals.
It was blue that stood out overall, with the preferred shade trending towards Klein blue. This was used for anything and everything, but suiting and outerwear was the most dominant shape in this colourway.
Want to bring a twist to your substantial look? This season happiest trend is here to help by wearing staple garments you know fit you perfectly in bold clashing colours, will make you stand out.
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