Black & Red Check Shirt Outfit
For my latest men’s street style ensemble I have decided to give Manière De Voir a test drive, their range of urban clothing is taking the social media scene by storm, and I wanted to see if the excitement is justified with one of their button downs in a check shirt outfit. Read on to find out my opinion of this casual fashion retailer.
I was first alerted to their clothing range via the typical ways in which brands get their name out there, with influencers! (Goes to show that this form of marketing does work). Their clothing collection is based mostly in the casual/urban realm, offering tracksuits, jeans, sweaters and shirts (such as the one I am wearing in the accompanying photos). I ordered a few different things to try, ensuring I get a good all-round view of their products, many of which I kept (the rest will follow in a later blog post!) including the plaid shirt.
The lumberjack style shirt is something I took a gamble on, possessing more of a grungy vibe compared to my usual clothing choices. It’s stand out feature is its two-tone effect, designed with a black and white checked upper body section crudely sewn (intentionally) to a much smaller black and red check piece of fabric, situated towards the lower portion of the body. It’s selling point is also its potential downfall, some will love it, and some will most definitely hate it (truly a marmite product). For me, I love its style and design! It also fits how I like it too, which is also a helpful bonus when it comes to fashion pieces.
There are many ways to wear a flannel shirt; I chose a timeless ensemble by pairing my new purchase with my current denim favourites (a pair of women’s skinny fit James Jeans) in a beautiful washed charcoal black. My choice of footwear was my current workhorse Chelsea boots from Common Projects. I completed the look with a classic white T-shirt from ASOS and a Black New Era Baseball Cap. The final touch was a necklace from Emanuele Bicocchi; its entwined and threaded silver construction adds another layer of grittiness to the ensemble, especially in unison with the shredded design of the Manière De Voir for my checked shirt outfit. For some of the shots, I included my burgundy red MCM backpack for an added pop of colour!
Location wise, we retconned this area some time ago while staying at the Apex City Of Bath Hotel, Lorna saw it from our room window, and it looked suitably empty for outfit photography. When we arrived, we concluded that our initial observations turned out to be correct; the grounds of these residential apartments were almost totally deserted during our shoot. When there is no one around, it makes the whole process so much more streamlined; we can just get on with the job at hand without stopping because of onlookers and vehicles.
What do you think of this shirt from Manière De Voir? Are you a fan of the mismatched colouring and distressing, or is it not to your taste? Feel free to let me know; I always love to hear your opinions!