Updated: Jul 14
Style knows no boundaries. Keep snug and remain stylish this autumn-winter season with these top lockdown luxe men’s casual wear and loungewear essentials.
In 2020, casual wear and loungewear have really come into their own. While there’s nothing better than dressing smart and putting on your favourite pair of Percy Strides for a day out, lockdown restrictions have made us all rethink some of our everyday fashion choices. Previously, men’s casual wear and loungewear were often overlooked by modern-day gentlemen. However, as we seemingly appear to be facing many months of off and on confinement, comfortable clothing can help you feel put together and positive about yourself. In this guide, we skip the cheap ‘fast fashion’ garments and explore some of the best high-end men’s casual wear and loungewear for lockdown 2020. Best men’s casual wear and loungewear essentials for autumn/winter 2020 Men’s casual wear/loungewear essential #1 Monaco polo shirts
As we mentioned before, Monaco Polo Shirts from Benedict Raven are a timeless wardrobe essential for any gentleman. Not only are they ideal for a daytime drinking session with your friends or romantic date nights at your local restaurant, but they’re also comfortable enough to wear around the house. Crafted from Egyptian cotton and expertly finished in the UK with Benedict Raven’s trademark tonal feather embroidery, this polo shirt is the epitome of stylish men’s lockdown casual wear and loungewear.
Men’s casual wear/loungewear essential #2 Cardigans as coats This autumn-winter season, it pays to invest in some warm, cosy garments. Interestingly, it was Fendi who unveiled a series of oversized cashmere cardigans two seasons ago. However, they’re expected to become a long-term staple in men’s casual wear and loungewear during lockdown number 2. A great starting place is Cos. They have an array of knitted cardigans made from different types of wool – including alpacas! Just be sure to colour match it with your jeans and other casual garments to ensure you get the most out of it moving forward. Men’s casual wear/loungewear essential #3 Lounge robes
When the wind is blowing and the rain is pouring outside, a lounge robe is the ultimate men’s loungewear choice. For luxury and comfort, opt for British-based Oliver Spencer’s lounge robe in Warwick Navy Blue. Using the highest quality organic cotton and other ecological fabrics, you’ll not only look the part, but you’ll be minimising your environmental impact too. Men’s casual wear/loungewear essential #4 Loopback sweatshirts Sweatshirts provide a perfect balance between cosiness and style. On the one hand, you’ll feel presentable enough to attend virtual meetings. And on the other, you’ll be able to squeeze in a few extra mince pies on your lunch break without your clothes hugging too tight to your body. We highly recommend Sunspel. As a mainstay of British style since 1860, Sunspel is renowned for its quality fabrics and stylish men’s casual wear and loungewear. Their sweatshirts come in a variety of colours and are precisely designed. They also utilise luxurious Pima cotton and cashmere for a truly sumptuous finish. Men’s casual wear/loungewear essential #5 Men’s handmade leather belts
If you have a Zoom meeting, you may have to pop a pair of shorts or comfortable jeans on. To ensure you don’t have any embarrassing slips when you move around, you should invest in a quality belt. At Percy Stride, we recently added a new range of handcrafted men’s leather belts to our website. With five colours available, you have one to suit every casual wear/loungewear look. Unlike other off the rack belts, ours are made to measure for a perfect fit every time. If you want to take your waist management to a new notch, check out this cool belt guide we put together. Don’t forget about the outside world With lockdown restrictions poised to change every week, it’s essential to keep your men’s style outwear for the autumn-winter 2020 season on point as well. (Sadly, many workplaces haven’t got the memo about casual wear and loungewear yet!) The best place to start is to invest in a pair of Percy Strides. Our handcrafted, men’s Oxford shoes are timeless in design and built to last a lifetime. You can wear them for smarter occasions or pair them with jeans for a smart/casual vibe. To see our full range, head to our online shoe shop.