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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

WHAT I WORE: AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK


You can take the man out of England, but you can't take England out of the man. I've come to accept that my style often resembles the stereotypical English-Gent persona and as I'm getting older, it's definitely something I take pride in. I always go for classic items that give a clean and well-kept appearance and packing for my recent trip to New York was no exception. Autumn Winter allows us guys to reach for our roll neck sweaters and tailored overcoats, whilst layering up pieces that look both stylish and keep us warm.


A key part of travelling in style is the luggage or bag you're taking with you. If you've been following me for a while you'll know that I'm a huge fan of Aspinal of London, and have partnered up with them for sometime now. I was featured in their 'Male Bloggers of 2017' list, and nearly always have an item of theirs on me. The Mount Street Bag is one of the latest additions to my collection, and was something I took everywhere with me on this trip.



It's the perfect carry on size for flying, has a number of pockets for your smaller items and the high shine croc effect leather, gives an extremely stylish and high-end look to any outfit. It's relatively light weight which makes it perfect for carrying around the city and came in handy for when I wanted to take my camera and other pieces of equipment with me. It's the perfect accessory for any Gent, and got me numerous compliments from the airport to the streets of Manhattan.


No guy's wardrobe would be complete without a camel overcoat, and this double breasted wool option from Next definitely hits the spot. It's the perfect weight to hold its tailored shape without weighing the wearer down and keeps you warm without getting too hot. I layered it up with a clean navy base of this merino roll neck sweater and skinny chino, which I wanted slightly cropped to show off the shoe.


Let's talk about these amazing shoes. Who doesn't love a monk strap? The perfect hybrid between a clean slip on and a lace up oxford, the monk strap gives a neat and polished finish with easy fastening. I find they're a tad more stylish than a pair of brogues and don't look as if you've popped on your work shoes. I found that the deep tan matched the bag perfectly and tied the whole look together. I always try and stick to three colours/tones when choosing what to wear and this outfit demonstrated how simple pieces can still look well put together and effortless.


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