June 2015

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June 2015

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Our global round-up of who wore it well last month.

June is over, which means that the dust is settling on all the exciting ideas MR PORTER saw at the spring 2016 menswear shows. But what happened off the runway? To be honest, what with all the dressing up and instagramming that goes on at the shows these days, it’s becoming more and more difficult to tell the difference between what’s happening on the catwalk and what’s unfolding in real life on the streets of London, Paris and Milan. By which we mean MR PORTER is taking notes on both. Admittedly, not every look that the editors, buyers and celebrities come out with is the kind of thing you’d want to throw on for your next power lunch (some outfits, perhaps, would have been better kept inside those air-conditioned BMWs they all swan around in), but there were very many winners out there as we flitted from venue to venue last month. The following selection represents just some of our favourites.

Mr Isaac Hindin-Miller

Mr Hindin-Miller at Milan Men’s Fashion Week S/S 2016, Milan, 20 June Melodie Jeng/ Getty Images

Not just a journalist, blogger and man about town, Mr Isaac Hindin-Miller is also clearly a man who knows how to spot a photo op, namely a fortuitous pairing of rust coloured wall and red jacket, illuminated by Milanese sunshine. But that’s not all we like about this image – the sharp Mr James Dean-y look, with its summery washed-out jeans and lightweight jacket, is a strong one, not only timeless but timely, given the rash of warm weather we’re having at the moment, and the preponderance of Harrington jackets, like Mr Miller’s, that we saw at shows from Alexander McQueen to Valentino.

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Mr Victor Cruz

Mr Cruz attends the Givenchy Menswear S/S 2016 show at Paris Fashion Week, Paris, 26 June Goff Photos

No prizes for guessing which Parisian brand is currently on Mr Victor Cruz’s “favourite designers” list. (Clue: it’s written on his sweater. He also stars in its new campaign for autumn/ winter 2015). But kudos goes to the man himself for wearing Mr Riccardo Tisci’s designs so well in Paris, exhibiting admirable restraint in this look’s sharp black and white palette. Particularly pleasing is the way his pristinely white collar and cuffs are echoed in his footwear, a pair of white-soled boots. Where oh where could they be from…

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Mr Alessandro Squarzi

Mr Squarzi in Milan, 20 June Vanni Bassetti/ Getty Images

Mr Alessandro Squarzi, we’ve missed you. It’s been, what, weeks, since we last bowed down to your sartorial greatness, and now we have the opportunity (#mfw) to do so again, there’s a warm and fuzzy feeling in our stomachs. It’s always appreciated that, alongside your busy life running the influential Squarzi showroom in Milan, you supply us with an endless succession of brilliant sprezzatura outfits to shamelessly emulate. Thank you for your double-breasted blazers. Thank you for your crisp, flat-fronted chinos. Thank you for combining 1950s rocker (Converse) with French Riviera (neckerchief, T-shirt and blazer), and thank you for making it work with an effortlessness we can only envy. Grazie, grazie, grazie. It’s great to have you back.

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Mr Eshan Kali

Mr Kali during London Collections Men, London, 13 June Kirstin Sinclair/ Getty Images

Mr Eshan Kali, a model and menswear designer, is Nepalese in origin, but seems very much at home on the streets of London in this Japanese-tinged look. How’s that for cosmopolitan. The patchwork suit is a stroke of genius, striking a fine balance between casual ease and adventurous style, and looking ahead to one of next year’s trends: spring 2016 shows from Junya Watanabe and Sacai to Missoni were awash with patchwork fabrics. The coordinated brown accessories add a nice contrasting shade to the outfit.

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Mr Alex Badia

Mr Badia during London Collections Men, London, 12 June Melodie Jeng/ Getty Images

We’re sure he’s not doing it on purpose, but WWD’s fashion director has, in this outfit, combined two items we seem to have in joyful abundance on MR PORTER at the moment: the lightweight jacket and the spread-collar shirt. Given that he looks wonderfully cool and summery in this ensemble, despite the less-than-tropical backdrop of London’s Old Sorting Office, what more is there to say then, really, than “We told you so”?

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Mr Ty Ogunkoya

Mr Ogunkoya at London Collections Men, London, 15 June Kirstin Sinclair/ Getty Images

As well as working as a model, Nigerian-born Mr Ty Ogunkoya is one of the men behind Caribbean-inspired bar/ eatery The Rum Kitchen, where MR PORTER had a rather nice time at our Christmas party last December. That doesn’t mean he gets special treatment in On The Town though – he’s here because of his outfit, which not only makes the most of his long, slim frame (via that slouchy camel coat), but successfully mixes together some unexpected colours. Coral, orange and emerald green, it turns out, work. You learn something new every day.

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Mr Robert Konjic

Mr Konjic attends the Dunhill and GQ style presentation at Phillips Gallery, London, 14 June Dave Benett/ Getty Images

The model and MR PORTER Style Council member is so perennially well-dressed during the menswear collections that, really, he should be put on the schedule. Or on a flashcard, to be handed out to all attendees. Here he demonstrates how to pep up your tailoring without going over the top, by opting for a classic fit suit in a dense, but subtle hound’s-tooth texture. Offsetting this intricate pattern with a plain coloured blue shirt and tie is also a good move, and he clearly knows it.

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Mr Treadaway at Chiltern Firehouse, London, 10 June Wenn

For some, the spring 2016 men’s collections started with the first show in London on Friday 12 June. But for lucky others, including actor Mr Harry Treadaway, it started with the MR PORTER x Club Monaco event on London’s Chiltern Street, a couple of days before. At this enjoyable affair, Mr Treadaway saw in the month of style in this attractive ensemble, contrasting sweatshirt-like muted greys with a sharp black dinner jacket. It’s summer smart-casual at its finest, and makes us want to do it all again.

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