23 Sep 2016

The Modern Gentleman’s Signature Piece

Having that single go to piece in my wardrobe is everything when finding inspiration for the day’s outfit. Current day style is demanding, with focuses ever-changing and gents proving they are willing to be risky and try something completely different. In recent years, there has been much more of a presence of men’s fashion in everyday life, with guys moving away from the run-of-the-mill work attire and actually putting some effort into what they wear. For a Modern Man, you need to find something that works for you, no matter the weather, day or occasion. My go to is a Hat…

It all started when I was in the process of growing my hair and was getting massively frustrated, so I decided to cover that frustration with a Fedora. Over a number of weeks a routine built up and now I feel like there’s something missing when there’s nothing on my head. The story behind how I found my signature piece isn’t so relevant, although it adds character. The important part is that I now have it. Hats are great because they are very versatile, you can wear them with a suit, casually, and even with your pyjama’s if that floats your boat. Yours doesn’t have to be a hat, however, it can be anything! For example, Daniel Edmund, MFT founder’s signature is his hair, which elevates him into the person he is. On the other hand, it could be so simple as a Classic White Tee that is consistent throughout many outfits you wear and just styled so differently; the opportunities are endless.

Where some people make the mistake is trying to focus on more than one signature and this is when ideas and concepts can become confused. The key is to focus on a singular concept and do it so well you are known for it. I am in no way, shape or form saying that I have mastered the art of wearing a Hat, however, I do get questioned from a variety of people when I am in absence of a Hat. You could do the same, with any concept you like. Keep it fresh, keep it original and most importantly… Be YOU!


A proper man about town, you can usually catch Jack in London engaging with all things sartorial. He has most recently been requested to oversee the Ralph Lauren collection in Selfridges where he will be bringing his style and tailoring knowledge to their diverse clientele.

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