Coggles recently opened a new flagship store in Alderley Edge in Cheshire and Candid's Fashion Editor Thomas Falkenstedt headed over to botanise this season's must-haves. Here are some of his top picks.
The transitional season is exciting despite still being somewhat cold, but here are a few brands and pieces from Coggles that you should take an extra glimpse at to feel fashion fit for spring. The brands themselves are well-known, but this season is extra-thrilling.
Acne Studios is the cult Swedish brand in every editor’s wardrobe, but also in the ones of anyone interested in fashion. Acne Studios is your go-to for well-cut, perfectly proportioned wardrobe basics that will last a lifetime. See them as an investment.
When it comes to sneakers, you cannot not mention Axel Arigato. The brand is a combination of Swedish and Japanese design. Axel Arigato creates trainers that are sleek, minimal and exceptionally well-crafted, each pair made from the finest of Italian leathers, handmade in Portugal.
Still sticking to kicks, I know not everyone is as obsessed with white ones as I am. These black ones from Buscemi are characterised by their fine leather construction and iconic 18k gold locks. Not a lot of stores stock them so head over to the Coggles flagship to grab a pair if you fancy.
Since 1994 Milan-based label Dsquared2 has been dominating artfully-distressed denim and casual wear with a bold, fashion-forward edge. The brainchild of Toronto-born twins Dean and Dan Caten, today Dsquared2 takes inspiration from both Italian tailoring and a laidback Canadian aesthetic, resulting in a mix of well-cut suiting, chunky knitwear, graphic T-shirts and, of course, denim to create the ultimate Canadian tuxedo. More about the Canadian tuxedo on the picture below, but you most certainly don't want to miss out on this season's collection.
And here we are are at the Canadian tuxedo as promised. The trend isn't fading and stays strong no matter what season. Awarded a CBE, winning British Fashion designer of the year four times as well as International Fashion Designer of the Year, Alexander McQueen became one of the most respected fashion designers in the world in less than ten years. With that said, a denim jacket is a must staple in your closet.
Now designed by McQueen's long-term collaborator and current creative director, Sarah Burton, the McQ Alexander McQueen men's collection is characterised by the rebellious spirit of the mainline diffused into a youthful range full of attitude, as can be seen in these frames that come in handy, now that the sun finally shows itself.
Well, it still is somewhat cold, at least over here in Europe and we need to stay warm. Neil Barrett stands for minimal contemporary tailoring and a monochrome colour palette blended with innovative fabrics, graphic prints and touches of streetwear. This is easily combined with anything as we all know that black and monochrome basically never go wrong.
You didn't think I was going to leave you without another tip about sneakers, right? One of my must-haves, or rather cravings, are these from Maison Margiela Mens. The brand is characterised by deconstructed tailoring and conceptual shapes and MM6 Maison Margiela is all about experimental clothing. These aren't just any pair of kicks.
Those were my tips, but to find your own favourites, check out the Coggles website, or even better, spend a few hours at their flagship store in Alderley Edge in Cheshire.
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