The Idle Man

Born from the belief that guys are too often an after-thought when it comes to fashion, Oliver Tezcan, ex-head of menswear at ASOS, launched The Idle Man earlier this year to provide an online style destination for the discerning young man.

Tired of fast fashion outlets and the standardised offering available at many online retailers, The Idle Man set out to create a credible and unique shopping destination that combines a carefully curated product range with relevant online editorial and expert advice.

Part of this advice includes the release of seasonal lookbooks, which are designed to promote the retailer’s new stock while offering visual inspiration and guidance on how to wear current season trends. Today we explore The Idle Man’s latest offering…

Autumn 2014 Lookbook

The Idle Man has recently released their brand new autumn 2014 lookbook, which was shot on location in East London and Southend-on-Sea.

Showcasing the retailer’s seemingly ever-growing portfolio, notable brand additions from spring/summer include respected contemporary labels such as Eleven Paris, Cheap Monday, Rains and Eastpak, as well as old-timers like Levi’s, Farah Vintage, Vans, Bellfield and Majestic Athletic.

Utilising pieces from their current range, The Idle Man have created a wealth of modern looks that incorporate key trends for the months ahead. Classic cold-weather staples such as dark wash denim, heavyweight bombers, Oxford button-downs and sweatshirts are complemented by statement printed garments that bring a sense of life and vibrancy to the typically dreary season:

  • The Idle Man Autumn/Winter 2014 Lookbook
  • The Idle Man Autumn/Winter 2014 Lookbook
  • The Idle Man Autumn/Winter 2014 Lookbook
  • The Idle Man Autumn/Winter 2014 Lookbook
  • The Idle Man Autumn/Winter 2014 Lookbook
  • The Idle Man Autumn/Winter 2014 Lookbook
  • The Idle Man Autumn/Winter 2014 Lookbook
  • The Idle Man Autumn/Winter 2014 Lookbook
  • The Idle Man Autumn/Winter 2014 Lookbook

Trends spotted include everything from effortlessly cool monochrome and American varsity-inspired outfits to longline tops and sports luxe pieces.

Each look is ideal for autumn/winter off-duty days, where you want to appear put together while retaining a sense of individualism and comfort:

The Idle Man Autumn/Winter 2014 Lookbook


The Idle Man Autumn/Winter 2014 Lookbook


The Idle Man Autumn/Winter 2014 Lookbook

Click here to see the full lookbook.

The Idle Man Roster

The Idle Man’s roster continues to develop as we transition into autumn with the arrival of bag specialist Herschel and up-and-coming label Waven, proving the retailer’s commitment to sourcing the most interesting, relevant and high quality brands on the market.

This follows their exclusive capsule collection with highly sought-after streetwear label HYPE., as detailed on FashionBeans last month, and with the arrival of a newly appointed buyer they’re en route to becoming the go-to, online-only destination for affordable menswear:

  • Native Youth Contrast Sleeve Bomber JacketNative Youth Contrast Sleeve Bomber Jacket
  • Y.o Creator ParkaY.o Creator Parka
  • Selected Long Bone Wool CoatSelected Long Bone Wool Coat
  • Farah Vintage Jumper In Cable KnitFarah Vintage Jumper In Cable Knit
  • Religion Jumper With FleckReligion Jumper With Fleck
  • Supremebeing Jumper With FleckSupremebeing Jumper With Fleck
  • Farah Vintage Oxford ShirtFarah Vintage Oxford Shirt
  • Bellfield Augustus Shirt In Oxford CottonBellfield Augustus Shirt In Oxford Cotton
  • Hype X The Idle Man Electric Crystal All Over Print T-shirtHype X The Idle Man Electric Crystal All Over Print T-shirt
  • Levis Commuter 511 Slim Fit JeansLevis Commuter 511 Slim Fit Jeans
  • Cheap Monday Tight Jeans In Skinny Fit DecayCheap Monday Tight Jeans In Skinny Fit Decay
  • Farah Vintage Jeans In Skinny FitFarah Vintage Jeans In Skinny Fit
  • Herschel Little America BackpackHerschel Little America Backpack
  • Base London Victoria Fur Lined BootsBase London Victoria Fur Lined Boots
  • Casio A168wg-9wdf Digital Bracelet Watch – GoldCasio A168wg-9wdf Digital Bracelet Watch - Gold
Final Word

Demonstrating their unwavering commitment to providing the contemporary man with something not readily available on the high street, The Idle Man continues to grow and inspire with each passing season.

With a focus on value for money, a carefully curated offering and Tezcan at the helm, it is now a must-visit destination for fashion-conscious men around the world.

You can shop the full autumn/winter 2014 collection at now.