UO MENS: HOW TO WEAR CARAMELSeptember 28, 2016
As the leaves turn golden with the change of the season, the weather is getting colder and we’re starting to add jumpers and cardigans into our winter wardrobes. Senior Buyer for men’s footwear and branded apparel, Kris Babet lays out three caramel coloured outfits to wear this season. From Champion to Penfield, we show you how to incorporate this season’s staple colour into your wardrobe.
Look 1: Penfield x UO Soldotna Teddy Fleece sweatshirt
This is one of my absolute favourite pieces of the season. I had so much fun working on this exclusive capsule collection and am really happy with how it came out.
Prior to the season, we knew that caramel was going to be a strong colourway so we highlighted this as our ‘exclusive’ colourway. This would go on to become the thread that runs through all the exclusives we do to tie them together regardless of the brand. Another big trend is texture, or more to the point, exaggerated textures! This high pile fleece is a real statement and perfect for the A/W season as it’s really warm!
I’d pair the Penfield x UO Soldotna with a simple white LS tee underneath as a slightly longer layer. This one from Common Homme is perfect as it has a scalloped hem so adds to the layered effect, is exclusive to us and a snip at £39.
To give this look a sporty theme, I’d wear this with a pair of the Adidas track pants. I’d mix the look up by wearing the open hem tapered sweat pants and would opt for the complementary night cargo colourway as these sit together perfectly. The fit on these pants is great too as they are a little looser on the top and because they are jersey means they really show the taper. I would wear socks that contrast with the pants but complement the top – the orange in this two pack is perfect and the pique texture sits really well in the outfit. I would keep the trainers pretty simple – these suede chalk white Reebok Classics really finish off this look nicely! They’re also super soft and with the slight crop in the Adidas pants, are fully on show.
Look 2: Soulland Samoth Camel Pullover Hoodie
Soulland is one of my favourite brands right now. Hailing from Copenhagen, one of the hotspots of European menswear and coming hot on the heels of their collab with Eric Koston & Nike SB, we are really excited to drop a couple of exclusive styles from them.
My favourite is the Samoth hoodie. I would wear a really light washed denim to sit with the soft caramel sweat. These Stubs from Rollas in the Stone wash are perfect as they are slightly cropped and a loose taper so bang on trend and more directional than the ubiquitous skinny jean. I’d then grab a pair of statement socks, pull on a pair of Hudson Tamper Chelsea boots in sand suede to complement the sweatshirt and head out. If it was an evening or a bit colder I’d chuck on one of our washed canvas Docker hats, probably in the stone colour way.
Look 3: Champion x UO Caramel Reverse Weave Hoody
When it comes to Jersey Champion, it just can not be beaten! I could sit and eulogise all day about the virtues of their reverse weave jersey but I’ll keep it simple, it’s THE best.
We have a couple of exclusive colourways for autumn but I’m partial to the caramel. I’d wear this layered under our exclusive Black out NASA patched bomber jacket from Alpha as a hoody under a bomber is a real key look in menswear for A/W.
I’d then mix it up a little bit by wearing this with the Late night black sateen pants from Obey, this smartens up the outfit and offers a nice juxtaposition against the casual hoody & bomber combo. The fit on these are great too – again there is a little bit more room in the thigh than in the past few seasons but are still really clean around the ankle and the top of the trainer. Speaking of which you can’t go wrong with a Vans SK8-Hi this autumn! These are perfect as the gum sole really sits back to the hoody well but in a subtle way. I’d then grab my bag, new brand Harvest Label offers some really interesting shapes, the tourer is perfect for everyday use and a cap – Obey Jumbled logo is perfect and I’m set!