Man on the Move: Casual Expression

Frame Fall/Winter 2017-2018

Frame Fall/Winter 2017-2018

“I don't like to try very hard. Most of the time it's just jeans, a T-shirt and Converse trainers. Casual, comfortable and boyish is how I'd describe my look. The way people wear clothes makes them stylish, rather than the clothes themselves” claims Australian fashion model Jessica Hart. She may know a thing or two about how to wear clothes, but that attitude and artistic expression can – and should – be the mentality we all have when building a wardrobe and deciding what to wear each day. Fashion brand Frame also knows how to wear clothes, as it has captured much success since its inception in 2012. Inspired by – and self-described as – a vintage French form of ‘dressing up casual’.

Style Advice: This look is very simple, but how it’s worn helps make it stand out over the traditional sweater + jeans look. Start with a navy sweater, like this one from Blue Mint and – underneath that – work in your layer game by adding this uber-soft stone color t-shirt from James Perse. Casualize (which is not a real word, but you know what it means) the look with jeans from Adriano Goldschmied that aren’t too skinny or too straight. Throw on some killer black boots from Massimo Dutti and you are ready to express yourself in style.

Must-Have: The epitome of luxurious warmth is a shearling coat. It’s almost unfair how practical it is for being ridiculously stylish. But such things come at a price. And the go-to shearling coat of the season is this double-breasted number by Kent and Curwen.  Sure, it’s the price of a (few) mortgage payment, but if you’re ever kicked to the curb, this coat becomes even more helpful. Plus, David Beckham is partnering with the brand to help it gain international recognition, so you've got one of the most stylish guys in the world in your corner. If you’d like to pay your bills while still getting into the shearling game, then your options aren’t many, but this East Harbour version is similar in style and on sale for a much more (relatively) manageable price.


Industry Update: Did you know that the fashion industry has its own award show? Similar to the Oscars and Grammy’s, the 2017 Fashion Awards is an A-list event where it’s pretty much about the red carpet before and during the show. Some stiff competition took place, but some of the more prominent winners included Off-White – for Urban Luxe Brand of the year, edging out steaming hot brands like Supreme and Vetements – and Raf Simons for Calvin Klein – for Designer of the Year, topping Gucci’s creative visionary Alessandro Michele.