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Five looks with grey flannel trousers

Last week I was on a personal shopping trip with a client. He really liked these grey flannel trousers from Jacob Cohen, but was unsure whether or not he'd wear them, as he'd had something similar before that didn't get worn. He asked me what he could wear them with and as I went through the selection of things we'd already decided to get, it appeared they went with nearly everything! He was sold!

Most of the outfits he needed were very casual, occasionally moving up a notch to smart casual, so here's how I styled them for him with the other pieces he bought, in an effort to show you just how versatile they can be.

Five looks with grey flannel trousers personal shopping for men

A classic combo of white shirt and navy blazer with the grey flannels. The details that keep this look more casual are the button down shirt and stretch herringbone blazer, which makes it almost like a cardigan. The colour of these trainers gives the outfit some colour and the navy and green belt brings it subtly together.

Grey flannel trousers - Jacob Cohen at Farfetch (also available in Harvey Nichols in store)

White button down shirt - NNO7 at Harvey Nichols

Navy herringbone blazer - Boglioli at Harvey Nichols

Woven canvas navy and green belt - Anderson's at Harvey Nichols

Superstar green suede trainers - Golden Goose Deluxe Brand at Harvey Nichols

How to wear grey flannel trousers - personal style advice for men

This Margiela shirt has the classic pale blue stripes of a typical business shirt but with it's frayed seams, missing breast pocket and mismatched stripes it clearly has a rather more creative feel. The Lardini blazer / cardigan is soft and moulds to the body, making it comfy and semi smart. I love these chocolate coloured trainers, which keep the whole look casual. To finish off and ensure your casual outfit still looks pulled together, I'd suggest you echo the blue colour of the shirt in your socks.

Grey flannel trousers - Jacob Cohen at Farfetch (also available in Harvey Nichols in store)

Light blue striped poplin shirt - Maison Margiela at Harvey Nichols

Chocolate wool cardigan - Lardini at Harvey Nichols

Blue "Shaken and Stirred" socks - The London Sock Company

Baroque Brown Air Pegasus AT Premium Sneakers - Nike at Opumo

How do I style grey flannel trousers - style advisor for men

You don't have to wear a shirt and blazer all the time, but a fine knit sweater like this one is a great alternative. Here I've opted for some slightly smarter brogues but you could just as easily wear trainers again. And a classic navy peacoat is a great menswear staple to have in your wardrobe, as it goes with smarter trousers and jeans equally well.

Grey flannel trousers - Jacob Cohen at Farfetch (also available in Harvey Nichols in store)

Alphonse Caban Peacoat - Joseph

Striped-trim crewneck wool jumper - Paul Smith at Selfridges

Artist stripe black wool scarf - Paul Smith at Harvey Nichols

Sid burgundy leather brogues - Grenson at Harvey Nichols

What to wear with grey flannel trousers - personal shopper for men

This shirt would be great with jeans but why save it for them? I love it with the flannel trousers and this denim chore jacket / overshirt. Keep it casual with colourful trainers and a sleek backpack.

Grey flannel trousers - Jacob Cohen at Farfetch (also available in Harvey Nichols in store)

Falk 5037 flannel shirt - NNO7

Press indigo denim shirt - Albam at Harvey Nichols

Hege leather trimmed canvas backpack - Sandqvist at Harvey Nichols

1500.9 blue mesh trainers - New Balance at Harvey Nichols

What do I wear my grey flannel trousers with - personal shopping for men

Continue the cosy feel of flannel with a cashmere hoody. This can be worn on it's own or under one of the other jackets when the weather gets colder. My client said he didn't feel the cold that much and said he preferred layers, so he instantly fell in love with this forest green knitted hoody.

Grey flannel trousers - Jacob Cohen at Farfetch (also available in Harvey Nichols in store)

Tropicool printed cotton T-shirt - A.P.C. at Harvey Nichols

Green Mongolian cashmere hoodie - Joseph

Woven canvas navy and green belt - Anderson's at Harvey Nichols

Clean 90 black leather trainers - Axel Arigato at Harvey Nichols (also available with a black sole, if you, like many of my clients don't like the white sole)

 

On this shopping trip we bought 3 x jeans, 3 x trousers, 6 x shirts, 3 x sweater,  4 x t-shirts, 2 x trainers, 5 x jackets, 1 x belt, 1 x scarf!! I can't promise you'll come away with quite so much but I'd say on average I buy around 10-15 items on a personal shopping trip with a client, which makes up at least 15 outfits. If you'd like to replenish your wardrobe quickly and easily for Autumn Winter then give me a call on 07739 469088 or email me (Sarah) here.

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