If your wardrobe needs an outré update, just look to the streets outside the London Men’s Fashion Week Spring 2018 shows, where style skewed experimental and a few DIY tweaks went a long way. What you may need to complete your look? Some funky belts, weird zippers, and maybe a significant other. Here, six quirky tips to elevate your look like the men of London.
1. Twinning Is Always Winning
If you’re looking for double the amount of street style attention, it works best to couple up and twin out. Take note from this well-dressed duo, who opted for matchy-matchy suits on two occasions. The more over-the-top choice worked even better: thick glen plaid suits and newsboy caps for maximum impact. Looks like they’ve been taking some romantic style cues from the couples in Seoul.
2. The Bum Bag Is Back in a New Way
Scrap the dorky fanny pack across the waist. Hip dudes wore the piece across their chests, instead, letting the bag dip slightly across their torso. Have they been looking to A$AP Rocky and Kendall Jenner, or the Louis Vuitton x Supreme Fall 2017 collaboration? Either way, it beats the tourist’s method.
3. Who Says Neckerchiefs Are Only for Women?
Some men tied a rough-and-tough bandana around their necks for a nouveau dandy vibe, perhaps a more wearable take on the silk embroidered kerchiefs from Louis Vuitton Spring 2016 Men’s. The cotton scarf feels less precious and has more gruff appeal.
4. Showing Off Your Zipper Is Cool
This J.W.Anderson sweater has become a ubiquitous street style piece, thanks to its mod square zipper, and there’s no better way to put your collar on display than to layer on a graphic tee.
5. Two Hats Are Better Than One
No, you’re not seeing double. A singular showgoer decided that not one, but two blazing orange boater hats would turn heads (it worked). The look may not work outside of Fashion Week, but his bold attempt is worth a hat tip, or two.
6. Unfasten Your Belts
Out with the standard fully looped belt—that’s for corporate freaks and cubicle-bound mouth breathers. For a real statement, let it unbuckle and hang low to the ground. Extra points if it boasts a logo.