Liven Up Your Party Style
It’s unclear when ‘party season’ came to mean ‘dull menswear season’. Inevitably, as the nights draw in every year, predictable variations on the shirt/jeans/shoes combo become as unavoidable as terrible Christmas playlists from out-of-season wedding DJs. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
You can up your party wear game with the help of Urban Outfitters. A quick browse of their latest collections unveils a bootcut-busting array of nightlife wardrobe options. Full of design-focused luxury streetwear from the likes of Obey and Stussy, Peter Werth’s 1970s-inspired formal wear, high-end denim and vintage classics, it’s a line-up that refuses to be boring for the sake of the season.
This year the online shop has teamed up with Cheap Monday to stock the renowned Swedish label’s exclusive Stockholm collection: a directional range of going out clothing inspired by contemporary Scandinavian style. The shop is also playing host to an exclusive collection from Farah Vintage, offering tailored shirting and crisp heritage classics.
Today we explore both in more detail…
Founded in the 1920s, Farah reached cult status in the eighties after being adopted as the label of choice amongst many prominent subcultures, including mods, skinheads and rockabillies. Today, the Farah Vintage line draws upon its proud UK roots to produce a wide range of versatile, classic staples that every man should have in their wardrobe.
For winter 2014, the brand have continued their ongoing collaboration with Urban Outfitters by launching an exclusive capsule clothing collection. Nodding to the upcoming party season, a range of smart-casual shirting is available, coming in a variety of trend-led check/tartan patterns, inspired by their British heritage, as well as modern geometric prints and larger placement graphics created by illustrator Em Prové.
Cut slim and featuring a sharp button-down collar, they are smart yet easy to wear. Team with dark skinny jeans, a pair of Chelsea boots and a biker jacket for an edgy and contemporary look that is ideal for a night out this winter:
Knitwear combines luxe and casual styling, using clean yarns in merino mixes. Thin gauge roll necks in seasonally-appropriate burgundy and military green make a sophisticated, on-trend addition to any party season look – try layering under a tailored blazer to make a refined statement at your work’s Christmas ‘do’.
Other key designs include block-panel jumpers, which feature a contrast coloured front, back and sleeves. Offering an effortless way to introduce colour and character to your everyday looks, they can be dressed up or down to suit the occasion.
Elsewhere, cable knit jumpers in a range of autumnal colour ways bring a rugged heritage feel to any outfit:
You can shop the latest Farah Vintage menswear collection now at UrbanOutfitters.com.
Launched in 2004, contemporary Stockholm-based brand Cheap Monday has become renowned for its iconic skinny jeans and grinning skull logo.
Offering something for everyone, the label have produced jeans in everything from their signature skinny cuts to looser, tapered fits this season, which tie in nicely with AW14’s big anti-fit trend. Combine them with their minimal longline tees for a fashion-forward aesthetic that will have you standing out from the crowd in an effortlessly cool way:
This emphasis on relaxed silhouettes continues through to the brand’s outerwear lines. Versatile bombers crafted from nylon and denim come in looser fits that allow for multiple layers underneath, while wool and cotton biker jackets will add an edge to any cold-weather outfit, smart or casual.
Elsewhere, military surplus-style jackets reference the industry’s current obsession with the armed forces, oozing masculinity. Try pairing yours with sharp black denim, a crisp white Oxford shirt and heavy duty boots for a modern take on the trend:
You can shop the latest Cheap Monday menswear collection now at UrbanOutfitters.com.