So, for those that follow me on Twitter (@jordanjmcdowell), you may have heard that I’ve got a new job. I’m absolutely loving it, the team are great and the projects are exciting. But, guess what, it’s not in fashion!
It’s interesting because, whilst I made the concious decision to leave the land of fashion (when it comes to my 9 to 5) I seem to take a much more careful consideration about what I wear to work than I ever did. When you work in fashion, you’re expected to wear your own fabulous clothes to work. I certainly enjoyed this for a bit, but it became difficult to differentiate between in-work me and off-duty me and I didn’t like that. So, I started taking less care and I basically started looking a little shit when I was in work.
That all changed when I joined a team with workwear rules!
Well, not exactly rules, the office is pretty relaxed, if I wanted to wear t-shirts and chinos, there wouldn’t be much back-lash, but I choose to where something a little bit smarter and I’m loving toying within the strict guidelines of men’s workwear, it’s a novelty!
As part of my new found love for workwear, I’ll showcase a different workwear look on my blog each working day of this week, first up, Monday.
Last time I descended the worryingly steep steps of 2022NQ, one of Manchester’s coolest nightspots-come-art-spaces, I was a little worse for wear and had a little too much glitter on my face. I was there to attend a DJ set at regular club night, Homo Electric, featuring (everyone’s favourite Swedish popstar) Robyn, but this time I was there for a whole different reason: fashion, dahling.
Not only was I soba, but I was not to touch a drop of the good stuff all night, apparently LC:M is all about the non-alcoholic, go figure. Still, the London contingient did Manchester proud, bringing a handful of the capital’s best new design talent to the city, all in the name of a Harvey Nichols partay.
I could list each designer, their collection’s motifs, themes, cuts and styles, I could pin point the best outfits amongst the attendees or I could just say this:
printed tees are going to be huge next season.
Here’s my favourites.