LOOK PUT TOGETHER INSTANTLY IN A MATCHING SET
As men’s tailoring moves in a more relaxed direction, it’s time to update your wardrobe and lean into this growing trend. If you’re looking to embrace this easier aesthetic, a co-ord set is a great way to look put together in a casual setting.
What are mens coord sets?
A men’s co-ord set (also known as a co-ordinate) is a matching outfit consisting of a top and bottom that complement each other. Usually this means they’re the same colour, pattern, fabric or style. They’re stylish, comfortable and usually look more put together than separates, but you can split them up and wear however you want.
Co-ord sets can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion and your personal style. It might be a less formal take on a suit with a casual blazer and tailored trousers, or it could be joggers and a matching overshirt. A co-ord is versatile and easy to wear, whatever the season.
If you want to keep things simple, a matching co-ord set takes the guesswork out of putting together an outfit. Designed to create a cohesive and polished look, you can wear them together or as separates which is great for adding versatility to your wardrobe.
How to style a co-ord
Due to the versatility of the co-ord, you can get multiple looks out of one matching set. Our shacket and trouser set is crafted from a drapey Japanese fabric that sits loosely on the body but still offers a premium, elevated feel. Though it features an elastic waistband which leaves room for movement, the boxy fit and front pleats down the trouser makes it feel tailored and intentional, which is great if you want to smarten up a casual look.
As mentioned, sets work well as separates too. The shacket is great for layering, particularly during this transitional season. Throw over a white tee and roll the sleeves up for a casual feel, or layer over a knit for extra warmth. Button it up to make it feel more shirt-like, or wear open as a shacket.
How to style a co-ord
If you’re new to coords or you’re not sure how to wear them, here are some tips to help you style them, whatever your body type or style:
- Choose a colour or pattern that flatters you. The key to a successful co-ord is choosing a colour or pattern that complements your skin tone and personal style. If you’re unsure what looks best on you, try on a few different options and see which ones you feel the most confident and comfortable in. Ours come in two shades, taupe and charcoal, which are neutral enough to work for a variety of occasions.
- Mix and match different pieces. While co-ords are traditionally made up of matching pieces, you don’t have to stick to this formula. Mixing and matching different pieces creates a co-ord that is unique and personal to you. Try pairing our taupe relaxed trousers with a boxy white tee for a classic look, or add a loose knit for an easy weekend outfit.
- Pay attention to fit. The fit of your coord is just as important as the colour or pattern. Make sure that the pieces in your coord fit you well and are comfortable to wear. Avoid pieces that are too tight or too loose.
- Accessorise wisely. The right accessories can help to complete your coord and add some personal flair. Choose accessories that complement your co-ord, such as a matching belt, trainers or shoes, or a hat and scarf in a coordinating colour. Avoid over-accessorising, as too many extras can distract from the overall look of your coord.
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