The Best Luxury Menswear Looks To Lockdown For Autumn 2020
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Bring some much needed certainty to proceedings with Port's guide to the pieces we'll definitely be wearing this autumn, come what may.
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With thunderstorms breaking, we’ve finally been offered a little respite from a rather unbearably hot summer - as well as an opportunity to think about what life will look like when we can stand to walk around in the midday sun again. Unpredictable temperatures and socio-economic upheaval have made this summer feel like both the longest and shortest on record - and left us longing for what autumn brings.
Though they might try to tell you otherwise, no one is entirely sure how the world at large is going to continue to respond to the pandemic. However, where we can exercise a little more certainty is within the realm of style. Whilst we’ll proceed with caution when comes to making any absolute style predictions (this is 2020 after all), we can at least provide an input on the pieces we’ll definitely be wearing come Fall - and even earlier if we can help it.
With a helping hand from the Parisian style experts at 24S, discover Port’s checklist of essential luxury buys to bookmark for the season ahead.
When you’re unsure what lies around the corner, it pays to be prepared. Build your seasonal armour, taking a utilitarian approach to your style with lightweight pieces that offer practicality and protection. Officine Générale presents the monochrome Leo jacket in lightweight, concrete grey cotton, with helpfully deep pockets - perfect for a backup facemask or two. Moncler may be focused on keeping you secure on the slopes, but their offering of sports-skewed nylon jackets are as much at home on the streets. Pair one of their simple tricolour options with the equally as versatile joggers from their current collection. Whether as a stand-in for a jacket or as an extra layer of padding on downpour days, knitwear is a no-brainer as summer comes to an end. But before you go grabbing a roll neck, ease in with a knitted polo for a cooler sports edge. We imagine comfort will remain part of our new normal, so a pair of heavy-duty trainers will complete your uniform nicely.
We all need some escapism right now, so it’s little wonder that we’re transporting ourselves to a time way back before all this. The 1970s era was a melting pot of bold ideas, where strong tailoring silhouettes coupled with the leftovers from the Summer of Love. Men took chances with their style, embracing a sense of fun and flamboyance on a daily basis that could serve us well in a year bound by restrictions. There’s always a tendency to reserve louder, printed items in our wardrobes for the warmer weather, but there’s no good reason why it has to be that way, particularly when key brands have been dreaming up all sorts of sepia-tinted garments and psychedelic designs for autumn. Valentino’s delicate silk shirts exude the characteristic romanticism of the Italian brand, but viewed through a kaleidoscopic lens. If the riotous colour palette feels a little much in isolation, tone with sharp tailoring with a retro spin - Dior’s Buckle Pleat Pant or Balenciaga's Baggy Chino, both cut ultra high on the waist - are a wise choice if you don't want to feel OTT.
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Lockdown may have seen a nervy spike in relationship woes, but we’re hopeful for a return to romance - at least in the sartorial stakes. Versace’s pop red logo sweater and laser-cut crew necks have put us in the mood for love - hell, we’ll even forgo our usual sneakers for a hard shoe since we can do a date night outdoors again. Then again, we wouldn’t kick the rose-adorned trainer from the AW20 collection out of bed.
August 12 2020 by Camilla Hunt