A stylish week in the sun with the MR P Summer collection
MR PORTER. If you are an avid reader of the blog you’ll notice our profound love for the he award-winning online retail destination for men’s style. With over 450 leading international brands and new products added three times a week who could debate that it’s as fashion hub for the modern gentleman whatever his personality?
Mr P. Included in the online marketplace’s offering is their own brand which amalgamates the key current influences into classic easy pieces with smart details that, although on trend, are also timeless in demure. Inspired by well-dressed men, the staples belong in every man’s wardrobe. Made with the very best materials and producers; each purchase forms the perfect investment. It was abundantly clear from their SS19 press day that this season’s pieces are some of their best so far. Taking pictures of my favourite pieces for future content inspiration, I soon realised that I had nearly photographed the entire collection! So, here are the key trends identified and how you can wear them during a stylish, sun laden week.
Mr P Summer collection – Means Business Mondays
Generally (unless you work in finance), office attire nowadays is rather relaxed. Sometimes however, it is nice to mix it up and follow the mantra “dress smart-think smart”. Motivation on Mondays is often a struggle, so why not try out a more tailored tactic to get you through the day?
Mr P. have produced the most ideal design for a casual suit this summer – The Dark-Blue, Unstructured, Double-Breasted, Linen and Cotton-Blend Suit Jacket and Tapered, Pleated and Cotton-Blend, Cropped Suit Trousers.
Obviously, they don’t have to be worn together: these are versatile staple pieces that can both be dressed up or down. But what better says on the ball like a two-piece suit?
Mr P Summer collection – Checked Tuesdays
Checks are a timeless alternative to the plain in menswear. Just find the colours that most compliment your skin tone and you can wear checked anything… just maybe not all at once! Promising to be particularly on trend for the next couple of seasons, now is the best time to invest.
The Checked, Cotton-Blend, Boucle Jacket is unsurprisingly made from checked Italian cotton-blend bouclé woven with touches of wool and linen. Its two-way zip fastening can be adjusted to accommodate layers underneath. The blouson jacket is favourite amongst artists and musicians for its cool-comfort and cut.
I’ve just invested in a female version of these terrific trousers: these Slim Fit Checked Cotton-Blend Cropped Trousers are a great smart statement. The slim cut looks equally good with high-top sneakers or socks and loafers!
Mr P Summer collection – Wear Stripes Wednesdays
It’s hump day! Stripes are timeless and difficult to get wrong. Case in point being the classic Breton.
Experiment with direction, weight and colours to find your personal take on the line design. Perhaps try something different such as this brilliant Cotton-Blend Chore Jacket.
Mr P Summer collection – Try to be Tropical Thursdays
It is nearly the weekend, and in London often after work drinks day, so wear your most summer savvy shirts and add a buzz to your office.
Mr P. offer the Camp-Collar Printed Voile Shirt in both a blue and yellow colourway. Dress with Scandi style shoes and trousers to ensure you don’t look like you’re visiting Hawaii in the 90s.
Mr P Summer collection – Dress Down Fridays
You’ve made it, just one more day until that lye-in. Put on some pink, get your trainers out and just finish off the look with some smart shorts. Summer, smart and social – Mr P. have it covered: Slub Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt
Mr P Summer collection – Suede Saturdays
The blousen jacket is back, but this time in a slim-fit suede style. This pink piece caught my eye at the press day as a stand out style that needs to be invested in.
Sliders remain popular but be a bit different and instead of blatantly branded go stylishly suede. These Italian-made ‘David’ slides also have wide straps and ergonomically shaped leather footbeds that provide comfortable support.
Mr P Summer collection – Light Sunday Brunch
Camp-Collars and a peach hue are two constants in this season’s collections. This shirt is almost designed with a Sunday out in mind. Mr P. describes it best: cut from lightweight cotton and garment-dyed, resulting in a softer, almost pre-worn handle. It’s designed with a relaxed camp collar, side slits for flexibility and a stepped back hem so it sits neatly over shorts and trousers when untucked. The dusty pink hue works nicely with both light and dark colours.
As for the Slim-Fit Cotton-Twill Cropped Trousers, well I think they might actually be my favourite piece by Mr P. online at present. The clean cut and colour compliment the lightweight cotton-twill in the most aesthetic way imaginable. Plus, the trousers have an adjustable waist tabs to get the fit just right. Dress up or down – do whatever, but get them in your wardrobe!
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