TOM FORD: Five Essentials For A Stylish Wardrobe Foundation
At MR PORTER, we are firm believers in dressing with individuality and exploring our own style. But if we had to take anyone’s advice, it would certainly be Mr Tom Ford’s. The perfectionist, pristine-looking designer has said that “dressing well is a form of good manners”, and we couldn’t agree more. If our clothes are an extension of our personality, character and taste, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be showing the best version of ourselves on the outside, too.
It is impossible to talk about TOM FORD without mentioning its exquisite tailoring – the designer himself has a wardrobe full of jewel-toned velvet smoking jackets, brocade tuxedos and Savile Row-inspired suiting – but it’s worth paying attention to the brand’s more laid-back offering, too. So we’re going to do just that. Here are five picks from TOM FORD’s SS22 collection that’ll give your wardrobe a stylish foundation.
The suede blouson
“I rarely wear knitwear,” says Ford. “This is simply a personal choice as most of the time I like the armour of a tailored jacket. I feel vulnerable in knitwear. However, on the weekends, in a casual situation in the country when I am with friends, I am often happy to feel more vulnerable and relaxed.” We have all had quite a bit of downtime and unexacting dress-code situations in the past couple of years, so we’d consider this chunky cardigan a wise investment.
The everyday chinos
The running-inspired sneakers
These James sneakers sit on the slightly sportier side of things, but their adaptable palette of camel, beige and white means they’ll still work with everyday trousers. The retro football-inspired uppers get a futuristic twist courtesy of the stacked extended soles.
The commute companion
A welcome (and more practical) alternative to a classic briefcase, this chocolate-brown backpack is the business for busy commutes and work trips alike. Oversized zips detail the outside, while the inside features a padded sleeve to keep your media kit secure.