London style: Iconic British looks from the brands behind London Collections

Sport luxe is a contemporary UK menswear staple

Our exclusive City A.M. Bespoke photoshoot celebrates some of the most iconic looks by the brands who exhibited their wares at the menswear showcase, from 1960s mod-inspired styles to the grimy punk borrowed from the late 1970s.

Brilliant fashion minds such as Lou Dalton take these genre classics and reimagine them for a new generation; her rebellious, sports-tinged designs are a staple of today’s cutting-edge style. Meanwhile British brands like Richard James and Paul Smith continue to build on our centuries-old tradition of fine tailoring, continually reinventing the wheel to keep the suit sharp and fresh.

Alexander Mc-Queen staged an up-beat, colourful show that signalled an optimistic tone for the brand, while Burberry and Tom Ford (an adopted Englishman) impressed with their striking new collections. The country gent also gets a nod, with leatherware from the likes of William & Son proving that we’re as adept at accessories as we are everything else.

This is England

From left:

Sibling jacket, £295,; Hardy Amies shirt, £125,; Burberry Prorsum trousers, £495,; Topman Design boots £75,; New & Lingwood belt, £95,; Bremont watch, £4,195, The Watch Gallery at Rolex, One Hyde Park

Alexander McQueen coat, £1,395, 9 Savile Row, W1S 3PF; Burberry Prorsum vest, £195,; Casley Hayford trousers, £295,; IWC watch, £8,250, 020 7730 1234; Dr Marten shoe, £140,

Lou Dalton shirt, £270, and jeans £200, both at Liberty London; Patek Phillippe watch, £POA, Wempe, 43-44 New Bond Street, W1S 2SA; Sibling jacket, £295,; Dr Marten boots, £150,

Hardy Amies shirt, £95,; Sibling jeans, £270,; Dr Marten shoes, £140,; Patek Phillippe watch, £POA, Mappin&Webb, 132 Regent Street, W1B 5SF

Sport luxe

From left:

James Long jacket, £845, available from Harvey Nichols and trousers, £445, available at Browns; Ami jumper, £195,; Alexander McQueen trainers, £425, 9 Savile Row, W1S 3PF; Piaget watch, £14,900, 169 New Bond Street W1S 4AN

Sibling shirt, £310, Dover St Market; Christopher Shannon shorts, £232, Harvey Nichols; Alexander McQueen trainers, £530, 9 Savile Row, W1S 3PF; Linda Farrow sunglasses, £335,; William & Son watch, £4,820,

We are the mods

From Left:

Hackett suit, £600, 193-197 Regent Street, W1B 4LY; Topman Design roll-neck, £28,; Richard James pocket square, £55, 29 Savile Row, W1S 2EY; Boucheron watch, £32,200, 164 New Bond Street, W1S 2UH; New & Lingwood belt, £95,; Mr Hare shoes, £210,

Richard James jacket £845 and trousers, £245, both 29 Savile Row, W1S 2EY; Seiko watch, £259,; New & Lingwood belt, £145,; Tom Ford roll-neck, £870,; Christian Louboutin shoes, £675, 0843 227 4322; Linda Farrow glasses, £625,

Topman Design jacket £228,; Tom Ford trousers, £710,; Richard Nicoll coat, £2,290, similar available at; Jimmy Choo shoes, £POA,; Hackett roll-neck, £165, 193-197 Regent Street, W1B 4LY; Cartier Tank solo watch, steel, £2,670,; 020 3147 4850; Boucheron ring, £7,850, 164 New Bond Street, London W1S 2UH; Linda Farrow glasses, £335,

Country gent

From left:

DKNY jacket, £380 and trousers, £165 both; Falke socks, £12.50,; Omega watch, £3,040,; Christian Louboutin shoes, £875, 0843 227 4322

Casley Hayford jacket, £460 and trousers, £225, both; Hardy Amies jumper, £145,; John Lobb shoes, £415,; Hackett scarf, £75, 193-197 Regent Street, W1B 4LY; Omega watch, £2,350,

The intrepid explorer

From left:

Gieves and Hawkes coat, £4,795 (special order), and sunglasses, £POA, 1 Savile Row, W1S 3JR; Tom Ford roll-neck, £860,; Richard Nicoll trousers, £475, similar available at; Mr Hare boots, £499,; New & Lingwood belt, £95,; William and Son watch, £14,970,; Just William bag, £820,

Gieves and Hawkes coat, £1,495 and trousers, £195, both 1 Savile Row, W1S 3JR; Richard James shirt, £175, 29 Savile Row, W1S 2EY; Cutler and Gross sunglasses, £360,; Margaret Howell jumper, £595,; Christian Louboutin shoes, £825, 0843 227 4322; Audemars Piquet watch, £29,750, The Watch Gallery at Rolex, One Hyde Park; Just William bag, £660,

Classic tailoring

From left:

Paul Smith suit, £739,; Gieves and Hawkes shirt, £125, 1 Savile Row, W1S 3JR; Turnbull and Asser bowtie, £55,; Richard James shoes, £435, 29 Savile Row, W1S 2EY;­­ Simon Carter cufflinks, £50,

Tom Ford jacket, £4,740, roll-neck £860 and trousers, £710, all; Calibre de Cartier Chronograph watch, pink gold and steel, £11,300,, 020 3147 4850; Christian Louboutin shoes, £825, 0843 227 4322

Photography: Ben Lee (;
Fashion Styling: Ozzy Shah at Lovely Management
Grooming: Jay Zhang
Models: Liam Bradder and Patrick Rukai, both at Storm
Photography Assistant: Eva Huang
Styling Assistant: Damien Corbett

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