Once considered far too pedestrian to be fashionable, our streets have become important sites for trend-setting, usurping some of the catwalk’s clout in the process.
2014 was an outstanding year for global street style. From Paris and Milan to London and New York, we’re set to showcase some of our favourite photos from the past twelve months, captured by FashionBeans’ very own Street Style Collective…
Suited And Booted
The suit reigned supreme this year, coming in every cut, colour, pattern and style imaginable.
Dressed both up and down, style-conscious gents the world over proved just how versatile this bastion of menswear really is:
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Sharp & Dapper
Harnessing the power of tailored separates, it seems 2014 was the year that men finally mastered the tricky smart-casual dress code.
Sharp blazers juxtaposed with jeans, suit trousers dressed down with tees – it’s a fine balancing act, sure, but one that looks great if you get it right:
But it’s not just about tailoring here at FashionBeans. We understand that it isn’t comfortable or practical to be suited and booted all of the time.
Below you will find a selection of men who nailed that effortless off-duty aesthetic we all strive for, with the majority combining well-fitting wardrobe staples to produce classic casual looks.
Others proved that sports luxe and streetwear are definitely having a moment, with bold printed shirts, slimline joggers, fashion trainers and longline tees taking centre stage:
Singh Street Style
Putting his individual, multicultural twist on contemporary menswear, Pardeep Singh Bahra became a street style phenomenon in 2014. Adopting the moniker ‘The Sikh Sartorialist’, Singh is the founder of Singh Street Style, who joined our collective last year.
Staying true to his faith, each outfit he is snapped in features a turban, which has often been utilised as a key piece within the ensemble – complementing his attire or adding a much needed pop of colour to a look.
This year, Singh has been featured in the likes of Vogue, GQ, Time Magazine and The Guardian, appeared in one of Samsung’s national advertising campaigns, and won the People’s Choice category at the annual Sikh Awards. Expect to see a lot more of him in 2015:
From high profile menswear bloggers and instagrammers to male super models and celebrities, no-one was safe from our photographers’ lenses this year.
Below you will find some of the industry’s most stylish, doing what they do best:
What was your favourite street style look from 2014? Let us know in the comments section below…