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20 Style Lessons In ‘Layering’ From Famous Men

20 Style Lessons In ‘Layering’ From Famous Men

20  Style Lessons In ‘Layering’ From Famous Men
29 September 2015

The time has come to begin the guessing game with the always unstable British weather. Don’t be that guy who looked out the window and saw sun, but forgot it was November and make sure your layer game is strong to cover all bases. Here are the men you should be looking to for trans-seasonal style. 

Images: REX

1. Michael Fassbender

Under layers are key, especially under a shirt. Opt for a similar toned t-shirt to keep your look together.

2. Kanye West

Layers don’t necessarily need to pad you out. Add some length with long printed t-shirts under a hoody and leather jacket. 

3. Ryan Gosling

By now, we all know that Gosling knows how to pull off a jacket. But bomber jackets won’t keep your blood pumping come winter. Keep it casual with a plaid patterned shearling teamed with a cardigan. 

4. Johnny Depp

The man is basically this generation’s founding father of layering, not to mention accessorizing. Team a corduroy jacket under a wool coat to add textured contrast.

5. David Beckham

Proof that knitwear needn’t go underneath.

6. Harry Styles

Thankfully the 1D man lives up to his last name. While a t-shirt, flannel shirt and suede coat won’t serve you well for an extended amount of time, it will take you from A to B in style. Spray on jeans optional.

7. Eddie Redmayne

A lesson in contrasting colours that work. 

8. Tinie Tempeh

He’s earned his stripes to become an ambassador of British fashion, so it only makes sense that he teams an overcoat and casual suit so perfectly.

9. David Gandy

A master of both suits and layers, Gandy shows how mixing textures and patterns can work in your favour. 

10. Ryan Reynolds

If we can learn anything from A-Listers it's that cardigans are still cool. Sure, they might have dropped off the High Street rails but used to compliment rather than a standalone item and you're good to go. Perfect for layering, especially if you play with shades like Mr Reynolds.

11. Benedict Cumberbatch

Sometimes the weather calls for two coats, this here is how you wear them. 

12. Ricky Wilson

Over or under a chunky knit cardigan, a denim jacket is a must for Autumn. 

13. Dougie Poynter

When the weather is as cool as grunge, rock the style with an open shirt and thick coat.


14. Charlie Casely-Hayford

If you’re going to take tips from someone, he may as well be a designer. You’re layering needn’t be neutral, branch out with some block colouring. 

15. Oliver Cheshire

We’re pretty sure style muse and model Cheshire has never put a fashion foot wrong. Add to your layers with a turtleneck for a sophisticated twist.


16. Ezra Miller

We’re  not going to lie, we wish we were as effortlessly cool as Ezra Miller. But we can still emulate his style with a striped shirt and grey wool coat.

17. Tom Hardy

Wear your gilet the wrong way. No, seriously. 

18. Keith Richards

There are prints that go well together, and some that don’t. But teamed with a DGAF attitude, every layer looks bloody brilliant.

19. Pep Guardiola

The managerial legend never has a thread out of place on the pitch or off. Add an extra layer with an oversized scarf.

20. Kurt Cobain

You know that DGAF attitude we mentioned? We wouldn’t take it to the office, but if you’re looking for a lesson in layering, look no further than Kurt Cobain.