Craig Landale, Menswear Style, on British fashion identity: an inheritance of Savile Row

There are men in fashion who’ve got the style with their outfits but also thanks to the passion they share online. We had a chance to meet Craig Landale, British Fashion blogger, owner of the brilliant Menswear Style , just before London Fashion Week. If you look for daily inspirations, dive into his blog: it’s a goldmine for trendsetters.

Hi Craig! So you’ve launched Menswear Style last year: what are the biggest achievements so far?

It’s been a very busy time since setting up Menswear Style in April 2012. We attended the ‘London Collections: Men’ as an accredited blogger twice, attended the British Fashion Awards and we’ve featured in Shortlist Magazine 4 times so far. Being added to the British Fashion Council blog forum was a big milestone for us and we’ve collaborated with a few brands on website features such as Burton, Supremebeing and Menlook

There’s a certain British identity when it comes to fashion: how would you define it?

British fashion to me seems to be very practical. We have to be practical because of our weather. Lots of layers and lots of accessories. We have an eye for quality and tailoring too due to the history of Savile Row and great historic style icons.

There’s a strong focus on London in media: are there other places that fashion lovers should watch to better understand Great Britain?

London is great because it is where trends happen. All the fashion houses are here and the majority of fashion brand HQ’s are here. London is like the whole world squeezed into a city so there are styles and brands being worn from all over the world. This results in a very unique London style. However other areas of England we’d suggest is the countryside fashion due to heritage style being on trend. You’ll find wax jackets, tweed, checked blazers, cords and leather boots for inspiration.

Thank you Craig! You can follow Menswear Style on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

Laurent

Co-founder of Hit Bag

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