With the Olympics in full swing, Topman provides a novel take on how to wear sportswear with their new trend – On Your Marks. The range mixes sporting attire with tailoring and other smart pieces to create a style that blends sports casualwear with an Ivy league smart sensibility.
The key emphasis of the range is on mixing smart and casual pieces – swim shorts and vests are worn with blazers and loafers to create a bold contrast. However, the preppy attitude of the tailoring, with its close associations with gentlemanly sport, stops the juxtaposition of these two elements from being jarring. The current popularity of patterned pieces is present yet the items on offer are more restrained than in Topman’s previous collections – relying on traditional patterns to create an almost vintage aesthetic.
Sweatshirts and vests with sports inspired graphics provide a subtler way to spruce up your casual wardrobe. Donning a printed sweatshirt with your shorts can add a hint of off-the-pitch collegiate style.
Loafers in suede or with a vibram sole dress down an essentially smart piece of footwear, so progressing the idea of blending smart with casual.
By mixing athletic pieces with smart tailoring and collegiate sweats, Topman’s on your marks trend showcases a new way to wear sportswear. Whether you want to stand out on the sidelines or you just crave a style that doesn’t sacrifice comfort on those lazy days, Topman provides a range of inspiration and some novel ways to wear both smart and casual pieces.
Check out the full range over on the Topman website.