Causing A Contrast…

Clashes and contrasts, there is maybe no better two words to describe my visual aesthetic. Whether it’s sweatpants in public or decorative tiles used to embellish an exterior, I love it when things jar a little, that touch of juxtaposition really helps things to pop. And what better place than Lisbon to bring two of my current favourite contrasts together. Walk down any street and your eyes are drawn to house after house each with a smattering of decorative tiles and cracked bright coloured plaster – something you would never really see in London. Which is probably why Lisbon captured my heart, where else can you go and see highway barrier walls embellished with pretty patterned tiles which also just happen to make the perfect backdrop for another one of my contrasts – joggers. Once banished to gyms and couches thanks to fashionistas like Monsiuer Karl Largerfeld, the sweatpant has long had a bad reputation for slobbish behaviour and body shaming but in my books there is nothing more chic than when joggers are styled into a perfectly tailored outfit. So now that Spring has sprung and we have the opportunity to embrace both lighter layers and the outdoors, you have no excuse to not get up off the couch and parade them around town. Forget making a commotion, make a contrast.

Shirt Asos, knitted top Vince, joggers Vince @ Harvey Nichols, sunglasses Saint Laurent, trainers Adidas, bag Loewe, watch Skagen


  1. April 6, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    I am one thousand percent here for the joggers/track suit trend. I love keeping it cozy but pairing it with tailored pieces just like you said! Gonna check out these Vince pants and perhaps steal this look from you haha

  2. Thai Lam
    April 6, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    That combination is just fab! Mixing classy pieces and joggers….Love that!

  3. April 6, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    Love the textures on your photos. And you outfit is stunning! Great choice!

  4. April 6, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    I really love this look, especially the pants…they look great on you.
    When it comes to countries and cities I like castles and darker walls lol . UK is more my style. Have a great day !

  5. April 7, 2017 / 4:09 am

    You are so right about contrast buddy . I deff have to visit Lisbon . These different color tiles are so unique

  6. April 7, 2017 / 9:08 am

    I need those walls in my life haha! Love the shirt styling and I must admit I’m all about strong contrasts as well – love this post!

    Tatyana x

  7. April 7, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I absolutely feel the same way about needing juxtaposition at all times. The decor here is incredibly gorgeous and I am completely obsessed with this bag!! thank you for raising the standard for men’s fashion.

  8. April 8, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    Although Karl is my father, I do agree, he has been wrong all these years when it comes to sweatpants. Just like you I like to play around with fashion and I have never cared for what’s conventional or correct, quite the opposite. Keep making those statements, Luke!

  9. April 9, 2017 / 9:33 am

    Love the outfit, love sweatpants and LOVE the walls.
    So perfect for photos!!

    xx frank

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