Tailoring forms the backbone of any successful modern wardrobe. The suit has long been the gentleman’s coat of armour; something you reach for when you want to command respect, look sharp and feel your absolute best. Whether you’re a professional working 9-5, attending a formal event or simply dressing up for a night out, tailoring is versatile enough to be adapted for any occasion.
Every man should have the classic grey, black and navy suits at their disposal. Whether you choose to don full formal wear or split the suits as separates, these are timeless wardrobe classics that will never age and will have you looking stylish and refined year after year, no matter what the latest trends might be.
With this in mind, we encourage you to take a look at the latest Kenneth Cole collection, exclusively available at House Of Fraser.
Kenneth Cole is a label focused on producing modern wardrobe classics. The Kenneth Cole man is described as having: “An easy and relaxed style, he knows what he likes and what he looks good in, he’s sometimes classic, sometimes irreverent, but always modern. He’s impressed with quality not quantity and is into brands for their form and style.”
The tailoring Kenneth Cole produces is nothing short of exceptional. Each and every suit is impeccably cut, the fabrics available are carefully considered and the fit is unlike anything else you will find on the high street. Their suits are made for the modern man who wants to stand out from the crowd in an effortless way; for the young professionals wanting to look and feel powerful each time they step into the office; and for the guys who want their tailoring to work for them, both at work and after hours.
The quote “he’s sometimes classic, sometimes irreverent, but always modern” will almost certainly resonate with many of you (myself included) who truly love fashion and follow the latest trends, but are not slaves to them. As a FashionBeans man we understand the importance of trends and individualising a look but we will not dress head to toe in one just to get a reaction – hence the irreverence.
Kenneth Cole produce their tailoring in fashion forward cuts that allows the wearer to adapt their outfits to any current or future trend. The result? No matter what the current ‘flavour of the month’ within the industry, you can rest safe in the knowledge that you can reach for your Kenneth Cole suit and produce a look that is both sharp and modern.
With this in mind, the industry’s obsession with colour and print the past couple of years has been an over indulgence, which Matt Allinson broke down for you in his recent article on keeping men’s fashion simple. Kenneth Cole traditionally works in a monochromatic colour palette, which ensures their tailored garments are always timeless, refined and chic – this is a collection will never date.
Now we are going to pick out some of our key pieces from the current Kenneth Cole collection, exclusively available at House of Fraser.
Tailoring and sharp cuts are what the brand does best. The suiting is second to none and would become excellent investment pieces for professional males looking to build a sophisticated working wardrobe. Our key piece? This season it is all about the three-piece suit.
Other suiting to consider would be mohair or wool construction. Both fabrics ooze luxury and sophistication, and are also practical for the colder autumn/winter season. For those who are looking for something truly fashion forward, try the Kenneth Cole stretch cotton range, which comes in a beautiful slim cut that gives slightly, meaning a sculpted fit that always looks sharp:
Outerwear and blazers are one of the largest financial investments a modern male can make in his wardrobe – therefore, it is imperative that you get it right. Invest good money from the start and you will be better off in the long run. Look for timeless styles – such as the peacoat, trench or overcoat – that are well made and constructed from premium fabrics are built to last.
In terms of blazers, neutral colours such as navy, black or grey will never date and are versatile enough to be worn in and out of the office. For those looking to inject a bit of character into your outfit, you can opt for rich colours like burgundy, different materials/textures such as tweed/velvet or the new modern essential; the sports coat.
A well made shirt is hard to find. Kenneth Cole feature a wide variety of contemporary shirt styles that are designed to be versatile enough to be worn with a tie for a day in the office, or underneath a blazer for a night out. With a range of premium fabrics and classic colours/patterns to choose from, you are sure to find a shirt that will serve you well all year round.
You can shop the new Kenneth Cole collection now, exclusively available at House of Fraser stores nationwide and Houseoffraser.co.uk.