- Aug 8, 2018
AW18 Shirt Department: Style tips with Ben Heath
autumn winter 2018
As our weekend in the Highlands drew to a close, we sat down with Radio & TV presenter, and fashion influencer, James Stewart, to discover all the best things about his trip to Scotland, where he finds fashion inspiration and how he creates his effortlessly-styled looks.
From talk show to catwalk.
I present radio on the largest commercial station here in the UK, Heart FM. When I’m not busy doing that, I get involved with lots of TV bits too, including the show ‘E! Live from The Red Carpet’, which focuses on award ceremonies like the Oscars and the Grammy’s. Where I can, I also try and do my bit for Men’s Fashion.
My passion for style and clothes probably came as I was growing up and really enjoyed film, music and television. With those mediums, comes the realms of clothes, fashion, hair and grooming – I was always so interested in how they all came together.
Unique style inspiration.
I try not to be too led by celebrities or people of influence online when it comes to my own fashion inspiration. For me, what makes fashion cool, is how you own the clothes. It’s more about how you style them and how they suit you as an individual, so my main inspiration comes from my gut instinct in terms of what’s best for me.
I think it’s fun rather than emulate people, to be inspired by them. For me, James Dean is on any mood board I ever shoot. That amazing shot of him in Brooklyn, with the sweater, baggy trousers and tucked in white tee is a big fashion inspiration.
My wardrobe must-haves.
I really believe that shirts are a MUST for anyone. What I love most about Barbour Shirts is the quality, and the diversity. It’s really unusual to find such a wide range of colour options and patterns, that all maintain such a high quality, so I’ve loved exploring the AW18 Barbour Shirt Department range.
When it comes to building looks, for me, it was really easy with the Barbour Shirts. Generally, this is how I’d create an outfit anyway, and the Barbour styles fit seamlessly into that ethos. What’s cool is within the range, there’s some more casual options and also more formal ones, as you’ll see from the three looks I put together for the weekend.
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