Mr Porter's take on Men's Day

Mr Porter's take on Men's Day
Men's shoes are where it's at. The footwear on display at the shows was mightily impressive - and that was just the spectators. There were numerous takes on the coloured sole: everything from white to neon yellow. Mark McNairy was a popular brand, and the trend for beaten-up brogues and work boots shows no sign of abating
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Closing London Fashion Week, Men's Day is when the nation's menswear luminaries - from established names like Oliver Spencer (opens in new tab) to current wunderkind JW Anderson (opens in new tab) - present their collections. We asked Jeremy Langmead, editor-in-chief of menswear website Mr Porter (opens in new tab) (and former Wallpaper* editor) to cast his expert eye over proceedings. He sent us back this report, with snapshots, wry observations and his personal take on the main talking points both on and off the catwalk.

Mr Porter's take on Men's Day

On the catwalks, it seemed the hybrid shoe was the way to go. JW Anderson's looked like the lovechild of an Air Max sneaker and a tasselled loafer

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Mr Porter's take on Men's Day

My Monsieur Lacenaire knitted varsity jacket proved very popular with the street style photographers. I'm never sure whether that's a good or bad thing. The fact that this French label is named after a 19th-century poet cum criminal who was sentenced to the guillotine was useful for small talk however

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Mr Porter's take on Men's Day

Our favourite show was Oliver Spencer's. Covetable casual classics that look so easy to wear and effortlessly stylish. His show also had the best soundtrack: from The Style Council to The Drums to The Smiths

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Mr Porter's take on Men's Day

Drinks play an important part of any fashion day involving menswear. The dirty martinis served at the Rake presentation in one of Claridge's penthouses were most uplifting. And the views from the terrace weren't bad either

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Mr Porter's take on Men's Day

With the changeable weather on Wednesday, it seemed that knitwear was a popular choice to replace a jacket or coat. Quite a few editors wore a cardigan and tie combo; others, including the musician Labarinth, were sporting a poloneck under their suit jacket

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Mr Porter's take on Men's Day

The MR PORTER boys with their branded bikes handing out copies of our MR PORTER POST proved very popular. The female editors were especially appreciative and took a little more time than necessary to photograph them for their Twitter feeds

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Mr Porter's take on Men's Day

The MR PORTER boys

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Mr Porter's take on Men's Day

This sign at the Somerset House show venue confused a few of the older members of the fashion fraternity. They sadly pottered off looking for the old people's loos. Fashion can be very ageist

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Fashion Features Editor

Jack Moss is the Fashion Features Editor at Wallpaper*. Having previously held roles at 10, 10 Men and AnOther magazines, he joined the team in 2022. His work has a particular focus on the moments where fashion and style intersect with other creative disciplines – among them art and design – as well as championing a new generation of international talent and profiling the industry’s leading figures and brands.