Style inspiration – country grandeur for men
By AdFeatures | Tuesday, January 08, 2013, 10:15
No doubt one of the hottest looks this season for men’s clothing has got to be country classics attire. It’s a great look for AW12 because it’s practical and stylish, simple yet effective. Today we’re taking a look at the best ways to effectively pull off the country grandeur look for men, one layer at a time...
It’s all in the outerwear. That’s right guys, pulling off the country classics look will definitely depend on your choice of outerwear. Quilted jackets, gilets and wax jackets are all key looks for the country vibe. For added warmth try a Sherpa lined jacket – it will add a truly authentic country look to your outfit. A gilet is fantastic for mid-season weekend wear when the weather is crisp and fresh. Despite having no sleeves you’ll get the warmth from its quilted padding and feathers. Wax jackets look smart and stylish but just remember to layer up if you’re wearing one in the height of winter as some can be a little thin for padding.
Winter time means that it’s going to be freezing most days so layering up is a good idea, especially when you’re going from hot to cold temperatures in quick succession. Therefore, a chunky knit is essential. Popular prints this time of year include paisley, and patterns with rich and deep colours such as navy, red and golden yellows. Cable knit jumpers are classic country style attire and look really smart, too.
What you wear on your bottom half will largely depend on the situation. Chinos are perfect for acing the country look if you want to dress your style up a bit. For a more casual affair, cargo trousers are big for the country look as they’re outdoorsy but you could also try cords; they’re set to be big this season and are a great alternative to jeans.
The most obvious footwear that springs to mind for true country attire is wellies – they’re fantastic for the outdoors and other country pursuits. For all other activities, boat shoes, brogue leather boots and chukka boots are all perfectly acceptable for a true country gentleman look.