FASHION SPOT: Pork pie hats and jazzy waistcoats! Why Chuck Bass should be your fashion guru

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Because looking good doesn’t have to cost the Earth…

Vintage Look
We’re not sure if it’s the dapper outfit, the railway line setting or just the fact that Roger Mbee is rather handsome that makes us love this photo so much. But we do and we thought we’d share it with you.

Winter to Spring weather can be the trickiest season to dress for – too warm in all your winter woollies but much too chilly to pull out your summer wardrobe. We love Roger’s layered look meaning you can strip or add items as the temperature changes. All the clothing in this photo are vintage items from Paris apart from the scarf which was made by our eco hero Vivienne Westwood.

If Westwood and Parisian vintage are a little out of your price range check out these eco-alternatives so you can get the look…

Vintage Look

Smarten up in this Edun Blazer from Yoox.com (above left). This plain weave jacket is the perfect item to give you a more professional edge. It features a lovely lapel collar and enough pockets inside and out to store all of your man things. Give it a bit of edge in this Authentic Wool Pork Pie Hat (above centre) too. The pork pie hat originated in the mid-19th century and here is a modern spin on this classic, featuring a feather on the left hand side and silky lining. What’s more, it’s a pre-loved hat from All Saints so is a fraction of the high street price too!

We know the notion of donning a waistcoat may seem a little scary but trust us when we say Chuck Bass didn’t get all the ladies in his trackie-bums! This Dapper Vintage ’50s Waistcoat (above top right) comes in a gorgeous mustard colour, has an adjustable satin back and flush pockets on the front. So smarten up and warm up with a vintage waistcoat layer!

Finally, complete your outfit with a cool mens shirt and pair of skinny black jeans and these Timberland Men’s Earthkeepers® Stormbuck Chukka Boots (above bottom right). These boots are a classic favourite featuring waterproof leather uppers and their exclusive anti-fatigue comfort foam technology to cushion your feet whether you’re on one of your many adventures.

And here’s a video of some of our fave Chuck Bass outfits of all time…


frankensteinHere comes the science bit…

GC articles show you one of four ways (the one in bold) to live greener…

/ Be a winner (not a binner) /
/ Turn up the style (not the heat) /
/ Love the trend (not the spend) /
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Do it in public (not the car/plane) /


Main pic: LookBook. All other images from relevant websites.

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