Thanks to new-season collections as well as the film industry, a fresh look at the seventies era is upon us. Tom Ford, Raf Simmons and Giorgio Armani are just a few of the designers that have introduced its style cues to 2019 runways, while Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood has similarly provided endless inspiration for the dapper man.

Warm orange hues collide with purples and cooler tones of blue and the layering of prints is far more considered than the colour clashing of the ’90s. But perhaps the most welcomed trend from our new-found fascination with the ’70s, is that of cord fabric. Also known as corduroy, not only does the fibre provide the lightweight warmth we desire for an Australian winter, but its variant textures lend an upscale touch to sartorial styling.

“Cord has made a come back. I loved it in the ’70s and love it now as it gives you another kind of texture to create perfect layers,” ICON’s fashion director Kim Payne said. “Choose skinny or elephant cord depending on how retro you want to go.”

Cut in a range of different fabrics, you can choose to go casual with something lightweight or opt for a thicker rendition as it allows for structured silhouettes. Look to tailored, matching suiting for everyday appeal and layer a knit when the weather gets even cooler.  For the weekend, go casual with a jacket and when the sun goes down a heavy coat adds elevated style. As a rule of thumb, start with light layers and then move to heavier fabrics on top.

Shop the looks below.

Look 1:
Ben Sherman London Runway Jacket / $399 AUD SHOP NOW
Ben Sherman London Runway Pant / $200 AUD SHOP NOW
Ben Sherman London Runway Jumper / $200 AUD SHOP NOW
BOSS Cali Derby Shoe / $310 AUD SHOP NOW

Look 2:
Ben Sherman Archive Shirt / $130 AUD SHOP NOW
Ben Sherman London Runway Shirt / $359 AUD SHOP NOW
Ben Sherman Coat / $399 AUD SHOP NOW
Ben Sherman London Runway Pant / $200 AUD SHOP NOW
BOSS Cali Derby Shoe / $310 AUD SHOP NOW

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