Written by Mariem ELTagoury
Welcome back, everyone! So, this time on Infusion with Fashion, I’ve decided to cover menswear for a change and to give a hearty shout out to all my men pals who are always stunningly chic. This collection is a bit dated since it was released last February – I know, fashion runway calendars are starting to get on my nerves as well – but nevertheless, it’s a great source of inspiration for the upcoming month whilst we’re starting to experience chilly nights and draughty mornings – if you wake up early enough, that is.
What I like about the Rag & Bone brand is how British designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville never fail to keep this American label practical and sort of real – nothing alien or fantasy like. That’s what keeps their brand appealing to young people like us, whether it is men or women; we could totally visualise ourselves wearing their pieces on the sidewalk. This collection was no exception.
What I like about this look is how it’s ‘tough meets chic’, giving off a classy vibe of manhood.
Most guys have a plain black tee and a plain black pair of jogging trousers in their closet; they’re just staples, and its justifiable. They’re the comfortable, ideal basics for any young man’s outfits, and the black colour gives a vibe of class to the look. Since Fall is all about layers, this outfit is quite practical; starting off with a t-shirt, then a warm vest and finally ending with a military parka for those long cold desert nights. The outfit is completed with a pair of dark green sneakers – great for the outdoors. Overall it’s an easy outfit to recreate for any guy.
Confession: I am a sucker for preppy men’s style! Buttoned up shirts, bow ties, neck scarves…you name it; there’s something about the preppy style that makes a man look instantly dressed up. That’s why I couldn’t help but include this next look from the collection.
Rag & Bone incorporated many jackets into this collection, and this look was quite interesting, particularly the two-toned shirt. It was hard finding a jacket like the one on the model, but the one I found from Marks & Spencer’s had a similar vibe. I went for a plain classic shirt and jogger trousers, which look more on the classy than sporty side, then finished the look with jet-black sneakers.
What Fall men’s wardrobe would be complete without the basic sweatshirt? We just love how Rag & Bone gives the slouchy sweatshirt and jogger trousers a chic feel.
Of course, we all wish we could afford the runway iconic pieces like the Rag & Bone sweatshirt, but we had to satisfy ourselves with this Mango alternative. We stuck to all black for the rest and were good to go. Love the non-conventional laces in those sneakers by the way; in menswear, it’s usually those small details that make all the difference.
Rag & Bone is known for English-inspired outfits with a twist. The incorporation of different textiles in this outfit is what keeps it interesting, but still classy enough for work or a date night.
I replaced the baggy style pants with a more classic cut, as there were already two major stand-out pieces in this outfit I’d rather focus on: the faux leather slim jacket and double breasted navy coat. Add a pair of high top sneakers and you’re ready for a classy warm night out.
What do you think?
I’d love to hear your input for future articles. Are there any specific trends you liked or disliked? What do you think of the collection? Be sure to leave a comment below!