We expected Topman Design’s latest collection to be strong and this morning’s show did not disappoint. It’s intriguing that a high street brand is championing cutting-edge tailoring so proficiently. The mods that bowled convincingly down the runway looked like the proverbial Ace Faces, in pert little double breasted affairs, some with trench-parka hybrids, some with psychedelic round sunglasses, all to an Andrew Lou Oldham version of Play With Fire. Heavyweight styling, the Topman crew.
However, now that men’s trends and Topman seem inextricably married and that shorts have gone mainstream this summer, will men dare do as prescribed and wear what appears to be high-waist shorts, French knickers style? The suits I condone, the shorts I can’t wait to see. On someone else.
- Tom Stubbs