Spring Checks – Topman Design

With Spring rearing its head around the corner, I decided it was time to invest in some new season pieces to give my wardrobe an update. Topman is usually my place to go when it comes to shopping. I often stalk their website for new items or head down to the Oxford Circus store for a quick peek around. I have an affinity to the brand having worked for Topshop for several years. I find it easy to shop as my size is always the same and the quality is always good.

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This jacket instantly caught my eye due to the gingham check fabric, this is a big trend for Summer and I was so glad to see that Topman picked up on this trend with showcasing it as part of their SS 17 Topman Design Range. Not only that the embellished eyes on the chest really make it feel that extra bit special. There are matching trousers available however I decided to wear the jacket more casual than the way that it was shown on the catwalk. However I am confident that this jacket can also be worn smartly. For me when it comes to dressing smart a white shirt is my go to. I like the pop of color as it contrasts nicely against the gingham. I would layer a white shirt with a colored sweat and black trousers.

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What I favor Topman for is being one of the only men’s high street retailers that has a strong presence during Men’s Fashion Week. Making key items available to buy from the catwalk makes the brand for me, my go to for key fashion items. The price points are slightly higher for the Design range however they are justified as the style details and features are more premium and unique than other collections from Topman. The jacket featured in this post retails for £130.

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These shots were recently taken during a trip to Glasgow where I collaborated with local photographer, Heather Fairley. Check out more of Heathers work at


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