Key Autumn/Winter Look: American Workwear
First and foremost, it’s a classic choice. The blue collar worker has been an icon ever since Jacob Davis devised copper rivets for Levi’s denim in 1873, and most women I know (and some men, for that matter) hold a soft-spot for ultra-masculine, rugged appeal. Nothing says alpha male more than looking like you’ve just come from a hard day’s graft at the mine.
Secondly, it’s so easy. American workwear will never, ever leave the fashion consciousness, and sheer convenience definitely has a part to play in this. Throwing on a few of the basics creates a guaranteed FashionBeans-approved outfit with minimal effort required. Can’t be arsed to have a shave? Don’t do it. Ran out of hair wax? Cushion that bedhead with a beanie. The dishevelled look is central to American rural-inspired pieces, and throwing together a few things of the same style will reap some success in this area.
|Key Pieces: The Tees, Checked shirt, Jeans, Coat and Boots|
The final appeal of US workwear, you ask? The affordability of it all – there’s something in every price bracket for every modern gent. Low-cost Primark and H&M offer plenty in way of basic checks and staples, whilst specialised brands such as Penfield and Carhartt bridge the gap between high street and luxury for those with a few extra pounds sterling.