1: Straight-leg or even (gasp) boot-cut jeans and trousers.
2: Trousers with a higher rise than most; the kind of low-cut trousers which ride the hips rather than the waist (which is the majority these days) are really unkind to my appearance. A higher rise (which I can hide behind a jumper, say) makes the trousers hang better and give a cleaner line.
So for example, an old-fashioned pair of Levi 501 (straight cut, rise to the waist) look a lot better on me than the 508 (taper cut, rise to the hips).
Heresy I know! But I've really given up on trying to follow the trend and wear clothes that just don't suit me :(-
Im pretty much the same with a roll up these days, as a larger guy like yourself i just tend to feel more comfortable with the silhouette of the look, especially with a decent pair of loafers. My frustration at the moment is that i cant find a decent tailor local to me.
Big fan of the top look, is that the AA long length tee i see? Ended up getting the grey, black and white and getting alot of wear out of them in similar looks at the moment.. excited to see how they work with shorts.
Where do you get your jeans? I always struggle with them. Ive just come across the 'cropped stretch skinny' range in Topman and grabbed a couple of pairs.. the elastane means there pretty comfortable even though there tight on the thigh.. and you dont need to roll them. obviously not the best quality but certainly worth looking at.
I've never actually had anything tailored before, even though we have a dedicated one in-store I could use. But apparently it's pretty easy to create the perfect jeans yourself, see here. I'm actually going to give this a go in the near future if I find the time.
Yeah, I prefer the top look more nowadays. It is indeed the AA long tee, my new favorite for layering. Like yourself I picked it up in all colours as it just works with everything.
These are All Saints gun fit jeans they year a few years back. I realized they were the perfect jeans for me and I think I own 7/8 pairs of them now as I literally don't wear anything else. You can sometimes pick them up on eBay if you know what you're looking for. I've actually been thinking of trying some of the Topman jeans for a while but you've just pursued me to order a couple of pairs.
Black Aquascutum double breasted trench coat, blue Next? t-shirt, Indigo Edwin Jeans, R&B Suede Desert Boots.
Here's today's effort:
Blue Oxford - Next
Navy cardigan - Uniqlo
Blazer - New Look
Chinos - Next
Boots - Jasper Conran