London Collections: Men

London has been rightly considered one of the fashion capitals of the world for many a year – and more recently, has it been cementing itself as the place for menswear to shine. Celebrating British designers with an array of show, presentations and trade stands, London Collections: Men kicks off the menswear season.

With various favourites of ours including Oliver Spencer, Dunhill, E. Tautz and John Smedley there are a host of other top designers on show. Recommendations to keep an eye on include Lou Dalton, Matthew Miller and Baartmans and Siegel – all exciting British talent.

For the more sartorially inclined, Richard James, Hardy Amies, Chester Barrie, Kilgour and Thom Sweeney offer immaculate suiting and outerwear with exquisite British quality. While seeing what’s on offer for next year might seem a little too far away for most of us as customers, it’s a good indication of styling directions and how to perhaps update our current wardrobe with new inspiration. We’ll endeavour to pick out the best from the shows and presentations. Street Style is also a great source of inspiration – whether it be from the likes of David Gandy and other menswear insiders to the buyers themselves.

Keep up to date with live streams via the London Collections website as well as our own social media feeds by following us on @apetogentleman

We’re staying at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel in Bloomsbury during our stay in London. Perfectly located in the heart of Bloomsbury with perfect access to attend the shows and travel around the city.

Chris Chasseaud

Chris is the Style & Features Editor at Ape to Gentleman, and one of the UK's leading style commentators. Having worked in the fashion and design world for his entire career he's well placed to deliver sartorial advice.