Wear It Out

Dar­ren Kennedy shares some style tips and talks about his col­lab­o­ra­tion with Louis Copeland

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This week we caught up with Dar­ren Kennedy, Ire­land’s most stylish man. He’s al­ways so im­pec­ca­bly dressed, it is a no-brainer to trust Dar­ren’s style choices. We chat­ted about his new line with Louis Copeland, his per­sonal style and how he put to­gether to­day’s look .

Hound­stooth over­coat €799

“The wool hound­stooth dou­ble-breasted brown over­coat with navy and bur­gundy overcheck from the new col­lec­tion with Louise Copeland DKxLC AW15.

“This wool coat has a quilted lin­ing so it’s like be­ing wrapped in a sleep­ing bag, it’s so warm and comfy, but at the same time the fab­ric doesn’t feel too heavy. It brings a struc­ture and a tai­lored edge to even the most ba­sic of jeans & tee out­fits.”

Roll neck €50, trousers (part of suit €799)

“Un­derneath, I wore a light knit bur­gundy roll neck from Cos and blue flan­nel trousers (part of a DKxLC suit). Flan­nel is a su­per fab­ric for any­one on the go as it’s very crease re­sis­tant and also warm­ing in win­ter.”

Glasses, price per prescription, boots €190, bag €205

“I com­pleted the look with tor­toise­shell Karl Lager­feld frames from Spec­savers, my tan leather back­pack from the Cam­bridge Satchel com­pany and con­trast­ing brown leather and suede lace-up boots by Bowen.”

“In terms of my in­spi­ra­tion for the col­lec­tion, we pushed our­selves to cre­ate a col­lec­tion that plays on the quin­tes­sen­tial el­e­ments of clas­sic tai­lor­ing with a dap­per twist. What I love about the col­lec­tion is how each suit can be worn sev­eral dif­fer­ent ways and I really en­cour­age gents not to think of a suit as a uni­form but sev­eral pieces that can be worn separately with var­i­ous shirts, polo necks, sweaters and ac­ces­sories de­pend­ing on the oc­ca­sion. Work­ing with Louis is a dream and I’m in­volved with ev­ery part of the de­sign process, right down to the most mi­nor styling de­tails “My per­sonal ev­ery­day style tends to com­bine some tai­lor­ing el­e­ment with an ur­ban edge.”

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