#IANDMEStories -> Will of Rugged Style
#IANDMEstories is a celebration of style. A chance to catch up with our customers and to learn a little something new.
Vintage menswear collector and style enthusiast Will, knows a thing or two about timeless classics and staple silhouettes.
HI 👋🏻 @rugged_style TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
My name is Will and I’ve always loved clothing and style. I currently work in menswear as a store manager. My background is in collecting vintage menswear garments, editorial and writing.
GO-TO STYLE OF JEANS
I’m really drawn to a looser fit and lighter wash for a relaxed laid-back style. It’s easy to wear a washed denim with so many outfits and they never go out of style. Oh, and a selvedge!
RAW, VINTAGE OR BLEACH WASH
Raw denim drew me into the world of menswear but a good vintage wash is hard to beat.
SWEAR BY STYLING TIP
Classics are classics for a reason. Keep things simple and go for a timeless silhouette. But ultimately, wear what makes you feel good!
JUMPER OR CARDIGAN
I’ve seen a ton of great cardigans the last few seasons but I’m not bold enough to pull them off. So I’m going to say jumper – my go to uniform is denim, a sweatshirt and New Balance right now.
YOUR PARTY TRICK
I’m not sure I have one! Probably the ability to bore people with minute details of menswear garments, brands and denim? That usually gets the party started.
FAVOURITE I AND ME PIECE / NEXT ON YOUR WISHLIST
The Organic Selvedge Baggy Jean is definitely on the hit list right now. I also wore the Deep V Jacket a lot during the last couple of summers as it was incredibly versatile being lightweight and a really clean, minimal design.
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE FOR SHOPPING MORE SUSTAINABLY
Buy less and buy better…Buy styles and garments that are not ‘trend’ driven but timeless silhouettes that will always look good. Check out the transparency and ethics of the brands you’re supporting – know what they’re about and where they’re from. Shopping vintage and secondhand is also a good way of being sustainable – there’s some great garments already out there!