FashionMenswear styles that will have you out of your tracksuit and back into the office

  • June 11, 2020
  • St. Collins Lane

The cold weather has well and truly arrived in Melbourne, and whilst the temptation of working in your pyjamas or loungewear lingers, studies show getting dressed everyday can improve general wellbeing and overall productivity.

To assist with the transition from sweatpants to suit pants, we have collated some of our favourite styles to help you put that spring back into your (working) step.

Trousers

Guilty of living in your gym gear whilst WFH? Why not add a fresh pair of trousers to your weekday repertoire.

A back to work wardrobe staple is a good pair of classic black trousers. Dress this look up with a blazer or dress it down with a simple shirt. The Saunders black trousers from MJ Bale are made from quality fabric woven in Italy and boast exceptional drape and breathability.

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For a more casual look, why not swap the gym shorts for a pair of neutral chinos. The Eastbury regular-fit chinos from Reiss have been crafted from a cotton-blend fabric, providing the ultimate in comfort. This versatile trouser can be dressed up with a formal shirt or dressed down with a basic t-shirt and white sneakers.

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Bags

As we transition back to our places of work and become more mobile, being able to stylishly carry our laptops will undoubtedly become a necessity. Protect your important work essentials with a sleek bag from Furla.

With the Furla Man Mercurio backpack, you do not have to sacrifice functionality for style. Made from soft calf leather, this stylish backpack features a padded laptop case, breathable mesh back, and adjustable padded shoulder straps for comfort.

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For those who prefer a briefcase, the Furla Marte briefcase in textured leather with an opaque finish is fitted with one padded frontal pocket for your laptop and a separate zipper pocket for other personal belongings. It also features an adjustable shoulder strap, as well as moveable twin handles to allow you to carry the bag by hand, or over the shoulder.

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Footwear

A new season calls for a fresh new pair of kicks – and we have just the style to get you out of the house and into the office.

If you have not yet added a sophisticated, white sneaker into the mix then look no further than Lacoste. The Carnaby Evo is an iconic on-court style sneaker, crafted from premium leather and features heel detailing and signature Lacoste design lines. Team it with a crisp white shirt and jeans, or a monochromatic jacket and pant combination for a more dressed up look.

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If you are looking to update your wardrobe with a new winter boot, the Lee Street boot from Rodd & Gunn features a classic Chelsea boot design. The design is slightly taller and features a plain toe, giving a sophisticated finish to any outfit.

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Jumpers

Whilst the temptation of slipping into a sloppy joe or gym hoodie beckons, a Zoom call or face-to-face meeting demands something a little more put together.

A cosy crew neck sweater like the Laurison Knit from Rodd & Gunn can be styled for the workplace or the weekend. This sweater is made from luxurious Italian yarn and imitates the comfort of cotton whilst providing the warmth of wool. Ideal for layering, this mid-weight knit comes in three different colours.

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For a more put together look, a roll neck jumper like the Caine Jumper from Reiss is made from Merino Wool yarn and has been engineered for a lightweight, yet soft wear. Best paired with a patterned or textured trouser and blazer, this slim fit knit creates a more refined look.

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Outerwear

Make a statement with a bold piece of outerwear. Whether you are looking to add a puffer jacket, a premium leather jacket or a classic trench coat to your wardrobe, the cold Melbourne mornings call for quality outerwear that does not compromise on style.

This classic style from Coach is the ultimate in style and sophistication. Best worn with a layered ensemble, this coat means business.

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If you have an eye for quality leather, the Hoffman Jacket from Rodd & Gunn will have you looking like the epitome of style for any occasion. Crafted from New Zealand lambskin, the leather is buffed to get a soft nubuck finish and features a detachable shearling collar, front welt pockets and a soft-touch lining. A wise investment piece, this fashionable jacket will stand the test of time.

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You can find all these pieces and more at St. Collins Lane, 260 Collins Street.