Sunday, 31 August 2014


So, here we are, September on our doorsteps and it looks like temperatures will be dropping. The weather forecast for Monday the 1st of September is not as optimistic as I thought it would be. It is time to prepare my autumn wardrobe and think about chilly, and possibly, wet mornings of my daily commute.

Having this in mind, I set off to see what high-street stores have got on their shelves for this season in menswear departments and I decided on some...classic items, I would say. The reason I emphasise the word classic is because I went for simple white jeans, grey jumper, black knitted tie, black midi trench and black brogues, which some of you may consider as classic menswear colour scheme.

Yes, my new assemble got dominated by black and, yes, I am guilty - I chose all the items myself hoping for some miracle. However hard I tried I could not find items that would tick my boxes, hence I carried all the items back home thinking that my new post will be boring. So, when I was trying all the items again at home, I changed my mind and decided to lighten the whole outfit up by using my good old pink Italian jumper I bought during my Roman holiday long time ago, instead of the grey one which I have just bought. It can wait for some other style up...

As days will get cooler in September, I think that it's a good idea to have a scarf just in case. The one I chose for my style-up today is really light and adds more character to the outfit with its print. The colour scheme on the scarf is not too loud, so I am sure that even the most 'traditional' of guys could wear this scarf with their coats or blazers should they wish so. I think that there is nothing worse than a cold wind stroking your neck on a cold morning when you are waiting for your delayed train.

Jeans. I went for white jeans because I think white is great for autumn as well. Ok, I agree, when it's rainy and wet, white trousers will get stains, but they look really cool on a cold and sunny day - there is something elegant and crisp about white jeans.  They look great with chunky coats, blazers, sweaters or jumpers when you want to wear white jeans in autumn or even in winter. Jeans has got a great rough, tough and thick texture that makes it so versatile as a fabric of choice for a cold day.

To complete my autumn look I chose black brogues, just because I really liked them in a shop. Chunky soles, good finish and made of leather. They are quite versatile pieces so I am quite chuffed with my new beauties by John White.

John White brogues

The complete look.
Trench coat: Primark
Scarf: H&M
White skinny jeans: H&M
Brogues: John White
Knitted tie: Lindbergh

Classics go with classics.
Watch: Sekonda