How To Stand Out From The Crowd With Classic London Style
It could be said that there are three different interpretations as to what defines London style. It could be defined through the stunning designs of London born and bred designers like Robert Loomes and Meridian, or it could be interpreted through the eras of fashion which coined London as a fashion Capital. The effervescent 1970’s punk rock style of Nemesis and the 1980’s mod style of Raketa.
Or, some might say that true London style lies within its people. Does the slick street style of London’s citizens show us what the classic London style is? and how do they utilise their watches to make the best of their look?
Luxe watches takes a closer look at five of London’s best slick street-style looks, and how the watches have helped make them.
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London’s bustling leather goods industry originated in Bermondsey in the mid-19th century, and to this day, leather is still pretty much an essential part of London style.
This look ties in a combination of earthy coloured leathers, matching the watch bracelet to the colour of the boots and to the laptop case. The stunning caramel leather bracelet is reminiscent to the Panerai Luminor Marina Steel. Polish off this look is a trilby in the style of Christy’s of London.
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The busy streets of Canary Wharf are home to streams of businessmen and women. The Harrod’s style brings together a combination of suave suit tailoring that has a smart casual appeal. In this look is a combination of Stunning chocolate leather, from the soles of the shoes to the watch bracelet.
You might invest in the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky Dweller Or the Cartier Santos 100 to recreate this statement look.
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The Burberry Effect
Since 1846, the iconic Burberry trench coat has been a quintessential part of London style. In this look, the lush golden tones of the stitch work and buttons are complimented with the golden watch bracelet. The classic Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II is a watch to invest in for this look.
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The Savile Row suit
Savile Row, is famously home of the traditional British suit-makers. Savile Row’s suits are cut with their defining Narrow shoulders and stiff, durable fabric. It seems only right that a man who likes his suits tailored to perfection would choose a watch to match.
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One might pair a Hublot Classic Fusion Chronograph Titanium with this look. With its black leather strap and black defining clock face, it’s a striking piece against any suit.
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Vintage Style Made Modern
London is home to a vast array of unique vintage shops, from Rokkit 101 of Brick Lane to Beyond Retro of Covent Garden. In particular, the mixing up of vintage patterns with bold, modern, statement clothing has become very popular. Seen here in this look, Perhaps the watch of choice would be a Raymond Weil 5488-P-00300, It’s statement bright white face is a stunning contrast against the timeless style of the gold metal bracelet. Or for that real vintage gold feel, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 14K 1966 could be another perfect watch for this look.
It’s up to you to decide which London look inspires you the most, from the stunning details in a Burberry coat, to the fine outlines of a suit made in the hands of Savile Row. The one thing you can be sure of is that a timepiece is the most key item for bringing your outfit together.
When you are considering which timepiece to wear for your look, think about how you can bring together individual pieces of clothing to match. Look to the colour of the stitches in your coat, the leather of your shoes, and the colour of your belt.
Or, if you’re still itching for inspiration, hit the streets of London and take in the best of its street style in real time.
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