Leather and sheepskin jackets bring immediate winter to the new James Long collection. Combined with a strong distressed denim presence, the collection is decidedly less sporty than we have previously seen. Instead, the sportswear influence remains a quiet undertone in the form of lace and mesh embellished Jersey sweats, pull strings and trainers (in collaboration with Filling Pieces).

Running parallel to this is a utility theme, highlighted by the many pocketed cargo pants and belts with clip fastenings. The colour palette is more muted than previous collections, sticking to Browns, greys and blues but with contrasting textures bringing a lovely tactile element.

In short, the James Long man has casually stepped off the track and onto the sidewalk, and I kinda like it.

Written by Francesca Bassenger. Images as per caption.

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