#WednesdayWishlist: A manly countenance
Borrowed from the boys
Gwen Ong, Deputy Editor: Balmain
If I’m going to borrow something from the boyfriend’s closet, it needs to be edgy yet understated. I particularly like this look from Balmain SS2017, mainly for the tailored jacket (major love)—the embellishment speaks for itself and you can layer up in so many ways with this outerwear. I can picture myself dressing up in the long shirt sans pants (what? I’m fun-size!) and slipping on the jacket for days when I don’t care too much for ironing.
Jason Lim, Fashion Editor: Lemaire
“If people turn to look at you on the street, you are not well dressed but either too stiff, too tight or too fashionable,” said Beau Brummell, the dandiest dandy of Regency England. I see none of these attributes in Lemaire; only a quiet confidence in knowing that clothes that are functional, thoughtfully made and that tread softly require no paltry gimmicks to disguise inadequacies. There is such elegance in its simplicity—every piece can be worn and worn again without fear of any trend expiration date.
Loh Wei Yeen, Fashion & Beauty Writer: Haider Ackermann
Trust Haider Ackermann to speak to my inner, androgynous-leaning fantasy of sporting a menswear look with all the details that I love, which includes: Klein blue in a smattering of motifs along the silk shirt's placket front, a casual tucking-in of the shirt into carrot-silhouette pants, and of course, those pair of pants—practically a work of art on its own. How else can you combine pleats, a fitted waist, cropped length, and a loose silhouette around the crotch area while making it look this wearable? I'm just hoping I pull it off in spite of my very short stature.
Rachel Au, Lifestyle Writer: Gucci
Bomber jackets seem to be back in trend these days but generally, I've always found that the menswear collections get all the cool prints and sleek silhouettes - especially when it comes to blazers, sweaters, and jackets. Of course, there are a few exceptions with some designers that I personally love. Someone in particular that does amazing work for both genders in my book would have to be Alessandro Michele for Gucci. At the Men’s Fashion Week in Milan, Gucci saw a myriad of inspirations picked along the way from travelling fused into each outfit. The prints were colourful, there were accents of traditional Asian elements and playful combinations of texture. It was hard to pick a favourite but this bomber jacket certainly tugged at my sleeve to be picked. What I love about quirky pieces like this is how easy it is to wear with a basic top and jeans, and it's enough to make a statement. It's an effortless style hack.
Tan Su Fen, Editorial Assistant: Michael Kors
If opting for functionality over fashion is a crime, I would’ve been found guilty countless times. Naturally, I highly appreciate it when the two come together hand-in-hand effortlessly – not unlike Michael Kors Men’s Spring 2017 collection which spoke of unfussy elegance. This look in particular calls to me with its simple grey and white combination, straight silhouette and comfy utilitarian vibes.