LCM Style Diary: Darren Kennedy

Hi Guys

London Collections Men or LCM as it is also known is now over, with all the attention now on Pitti Immagine over in Italy. Here in Ireland we are lucky enough to be blessed with many great style influences. I am going to look at Darren Kennedy’s outfits throughout LCM and see how you can copy his look and maybe you too can vote Ireland’s most stylish man. (more…)

Matalan A/W 14

Hi Guys

Over the last year or two I have come across a fashion & homeware store in the UK called Matalan. I came across this store through an English TV channel called ITV who on their morning show had well known Irish stylist Darren Kennedy surprising random shoppers with makeovers. Darren would style them using only clothes from Matalan but the shoppers weren’t made aware of this until the end of the makeover. The clothes are of excellent quality and are reasonably priced also. Here is a video of the menswear makeovers just to give you an idea

The reason I chose Matalan for this post was because I am a big fan of affordable fashion because I know that not everyone can afford to buy designer labels or the higher priced high street brands. In their A/W lookbook they have put together some really nice outfits at prices that are really affordable.

The texture of the clothes really stand out as you have a great mix that look great layered together. What I noticed was that denim is a big trend in the collection, the pieces that caught my eye in the lookbook were the denim shirts in check and striped patterns.

As usual knitwear is a big thing in A/W with the evenings getting colder and Matalan also have this covered with pieces such as a beautiful knit blazer at £22 which is a steal. There is also a wine shawl collar Jumper which is a must have for any wardrobe.

Tailoring as always is a year round stable the only differences is the different fabrics used each season. Matalan have this sorted with a variety of different fabrics such as flannel, herringbone donegal tweed and jersey suits and blazers which would be a great addition to any mans wardrobe this season.

Here is a link to the lookbook

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