Autumn just happens to be one of my favourite seasons, it gets a little cooler, and all the greenery turns into beautiful shades of gold, reds and browns. But what we love in particular here at MFM is the new clothing options and style choices that are available for us along with the new season. In this second part to our Autumn Luxe series, we take a look at a trend that has been hitting the catwalks and is beginning to filter down to the high street. The check trend is something that dips in now and again, and there is always a particular print or pattern that becomes the staple of any season. This season however sees the return of garments that are made in an array of fantastic checked fabrics.
This season saw an influx of check and tartan style prints which would suggest that this autumn winter won’t be as quiet as previous seasons. Menswear has become bolder over seasons and this time around is no different. With clear cut distinctive trends, this season is sure to be an interesting one. Seen as an all over print for head to toe outfits this check trend may not be for everyone, which is why key pieces are perfect to add a little tartan kick to any look. The way this style has been portrayed is in the style of ye old typical English manor style, a very slight nod to the equestrian look of seasons past yet this gent appears to be spending his evening by a log fire with a class of his finest liquor in hand.
Personally I love a trend that has a hint of the way we once were where men were gentleman and the truly luxurious lived in manors and rode horses. Tradition is the source of this print and trend, so it can be worn with a sense of masculine pride. Some of the big names who have paid attention to this trend include Lanvin, Etro and Jil Sander which clearly shows how much of an impact this print will have on our AW13 wardrobes. If these big names think tartan is worthy of wearing this season, then so should you.
In this particular article we are taking a look at some of the online retailers that are already stocking this amazing style and print. There are many of our favourite sites selling these amazing pieces, so we feel it is only fair to share the fashion wealth with you guys.
As always a favourite amongst us fashion fanatics here at MFM, Mr Porter constantly stock a selection of high fashion names to satisfy our need for luxury and style. We never fail to find something new here that we do not have and that we most definitely want. Check out these fantastic pieces.
Another fashion website that fuels the fashion addiction is Matches Fashion, forever filling the pages with some incredible pieces that literally make us drool. Fashion is fun, and when a new season arrives we have to stock up our wardrobes. Especially with this fantastic tartan/check statement pieces.
One of my personal go to shops for great pieces, River Island is pushing their focus to formalwear when utilising the check trend. These formal pieces are great to wear for formal occasions yet if you pair them with alternate pieces can create an interesting and stylish daytime look.
These are just a small selection of what is available right now, and as it gets closer to Autumn you can guarantee that the choice will become overwhelming. AW is a great time to really utilise and experiment with your fashion, because of the cooler weather you can add layers to you outfits and really play with your image. Checks and tartans are a great way to add an eye popping piece to your look, and it is a fun nod to heritage and traditional trends this season.