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Yes it’s freezing outside and you can’t wish for summer sooner, but we’re looking ahead at Dapper Street, because well, frankly it’s our job…

Earlier this month saw the start of the biannual London Collections: Men showing us the AW15 offerings ranging from the understated and elegant to the loud and plain ugly. Either way the show proved that our capital remains a global fashion powerhouse through it’s diversity and authenticity. Here’s your guide to the most dominant trends every guy should be aware of.

Though many regard it as the decade style forgot,  a 70’s revival was all over the catwalks with a modernised twist. On the High street, Topman unveiled their ‘Bombay City Rollers’ Collection which had flares, furs and references including Glam Rock and Evel Kenievel. Texture played a big part including mohair and shearling in long and oversized shapes. Key pieces include the loud shirt and long fur coat with flashes of yellows and reds.

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The most anticipated show; Burberry Prorsum did not disappoint with it’s Bohemian inspired line up. Offering a high end take of the decade, textures included suedes, cords and heavy shearling. Designer Bailey sure didn’t want the Burberry guy to go unnoticed including loud paisely prints and chunky accessories.

The Shearling jacket was a recurring pieces seen throughout; JW Anderson’s contrasting cropped jacket with shearling panels plus Margaret Howell and Hackett also chose the comfy winter staple.

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Burberry Prorsum David. M. Benett/ Getty images

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Burberry Prorsum Ian Gavan/ Getty images

Checks were also seen across the board. Most notably was Jeremy Scott’s bright checks at Moschino were combined winter warmers-knits and furs alongside bare flesh! (Luckily they had big boots to keep’em warm.)

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Vertical stripes were also a popular pattern choice. Adding to the retro vibe, designers took ideas from every decade updating with a structured cut or flash of colour.

Amongst the bright colours, grey was everywhere. Perhaps a result of the ‘Fifty Shades of grey’ release or the industry’s acknowledgement of it’s wearbility, it’s fair to say theres lots of ways to wear it.  Grey was the go- to choice for simplistic sophistication shown by Oliver Spencer as well as E.Tautz’s overcoats & blazers.

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E.Tautz Image: @Jackreed_UK noctismag.com

There was also an offering for the edgier dressers, most notably Sarah Burton at Mcqueen- adding a usual injection of goth with velvets, statement pins and red petals giving a touch of drama. Males had pale complexions and slicked down hair against moody black slack-suits.  A romantic nostalgia and toughness was present with peony flowers against studded patent brogues and heavy knits.

 

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Well, we know it’s only January but 2015 looks pretty exciting, with all this on offer who knows what kind of crazy combinations we’ll be wearing after the lushious Summer (we’re hoping!) that awaits us.

 

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