I am a t-shirt kind of guy and generally tend to always play it safe when it comes to trousers – literally all I wear is black bottoms day in and day out – and then rely on the top to jazz it up. But then last month I decided it was finally time to step out of my comfort zone and into a new pair of patterned trousers.
This pair of Aston Pants designed by Universal Works, a small company less than 10 years old. They are based in Nottingham but have a few stores in London and do some really nice stuff. I’ve been signed up to their mailing list for a while now and I managed to get these in the sale at only £40 – a pretty good deal in my opinion. I always have trouble finding bottoms that suit me, I’m a fan of loose trousers but too baggy and they make me look stumpy, these fit just right. Although their sizes do come up a bit larger than you’d expect, all of their products are of a great cut and style, all well made and in really nice fabrics.
I teamed these up with an off-white COS top I bought a couple of months ago, which has a really nice saddle detail on the back, and then with a new pair of DM’s that my dad picked up from a plumbers merchants for about £35 – a bloody good find. Like all shoes they took a bit of breaking in but I pushed on through the pain and now they fit like a dream.
I’m like a magpie when it comes to watches, I just want them all – they are my favourite possessions, hands down. This watch was my birthday present from my parents this year, it’s a vintage 70’s Hamilton military watch, I love it! I normally go for a more classic style, but I really like how industrial and sturdy looking it is. The face is really clean cut with a nice bit of yellow detailing, and the fabric strap works perfectly. It has a wind up mechanisms, which didn’t actually take much getting used to.