Denim! Leather! Checks! How to do casual now
Some good news: this season’s best pieces are the kind of thing you’ll wear constantly. We’re talking slouchy knitwear, new takes on the leather jacket and more denim than you’ll know what to do with. It’s a little bit country, but who’s complaining?
PHOTOGRAPHY BEAU GREALY AT PIPPA MOCKRIDGE. STYLING MICHELLE TOMASZEWSKI AT ATELIER MANAGEMENT. MODEL THURSTON DAY AT VISION MODELS LA. HAIR JOHNNIE SAPONG AT THE WALL GROUP. MAKEUP NATASHA SEVERINO AT FORWARD ARTISTS.
Forget the biker for a minute, and consider a leather jacket that’s a little neater, a little more fitted. In short, the kind of jacket you might once have stolen from your dad’s closet.
Top: Thurston wears shirt and jeans, both by Calvin Klein Jeans Est. 1978 from Browns; boots by Calvin Klein 205W39NYC from Eraldo; cuff by Saint Laurent from Giulio, and ring by Alexander McQueen from Giulio. Above: Thurston wears coat from Machine-A, T-shirt from Vitkac and boots from Dope Factory, all by Maison Margiela, jeans by Junya Watanabe, scarf by Calvin Klein 205W39NYC from ANSH46, and bracelet by Saint Laurent from Giulio.
The cardigan 2.0
Forgot the too tight, overly preppy cardigans of the early noughties. Instead channel peak era Kurt Cobain: we’re talking oversized, textured and slouchy. Of course, who did it better than Saint Laurent?
Above: Thurston wears sweater by Saint Laurent from Tiziana Fausti, T-shirt by Enfants Riches Déprimés from Patron of the New, and trousers by JW Anderson from Il Dumo.
The roll neck, revisited
This year’s roll necks have more in common with a long-sleeve tee than a knitted sweater. Wear it under a shirt or tuck it into high-rise trousers.
Above: Thurston wears roll neck by Calvin Klein 205W39NYC from Tessabit, trousers by Maison Margiela, shoes by Gucci, and belt by Saint Laurent from Il Faro.
The checked coat
So you don’t want a boring coat, but you also don’t want one that screams ‘look at me!’ The solution? A graphic check. Masculine, yet relaxed.
Above: Thurston wears jacket, top, jeans and earring, all (coming soon) by Marni by Viktac, and boots by Rick Owens from Equipe.
The denim jacket
Note the workwear detailing and boxier shape. Good layered under a coat. Pretty great on its own, too.