It’s Official: Britain Invented Luxury Menswear

Original article by: ELLA ALEXANDER – 12th June 2013
Picture credit: FirstVIEW

ImageI really love this article, it gives me patriotic pride to be a proud of my British roots! A majority of my friends were dipped in so much different heritage I felt so plain compared to them. I have not yet looked into my past in great detail, but I feel I’m as British as they come. That could all change mind you when I look at my family tree. But now though I’m proud to be part of the British nation, especially since this style of clothing is what I would wear every day regarding I had the funds!!

I’ve always conducted myself in a well dressed manner, only times when I’m helping at my gran’s farm house in the country or chilling at home I would wear basketball shorts and a tank top vest. During my times out though I’ve always enjoyed putting in the extra effort to present myself with a smartly dressed approach, I assume this is due to my love of fashion and especially men’s fashion. A normal day for me, would be smart casual, whatever my daily task, such as catching the train, going to university or buying groceries. I would wear chinos, preferably a shirt, or t-shirt but then with a sweater on the top, my brown leather belt with my brown leather shoes (that I actually find in shops such as TK MAXX).

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On that note I enjoy vintage shoes and during my time at university once I started wearing certain clothes noticed other students clanging their dress code. Apart from my brown leather shoes, chinos and shirt combo, I bought an ASOS baseball jersey, which I started wearing my second year, I saw no other jersey elsewhere in university. I come back for my third year and the university student union has produced their own logo baseball jersey’s and then everywhere everyone had one on. I don’t know if I started that little trend but seeing HOW it happened it did make me wonder slightly.

On a sad note my shoes pictured are no longer wearable without damaging more the toe of the sole. I want to get them replaced identically if I am able to find a place that is able to do that sort of thing for me.

Back to the article above, I really love the whole gentlemen style for men. A mixture of classy, cultured and charming springs to mind and I want to one day be able to enjoy this heritage hopefully being able to wear this sort of apparel to my work in the future.

I think Britain will continue to be known for its men’s luxury menswear and will continue to be on top.

 

Thanks for checking out this post. Feel free to comment below with your responses.

-Thomas


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