TOD Weekly Wardrobe | 14.08.17


It is only the beginning of August, yet it feels like Autumn is on its way. All I want to do is cuddle up in a duvet and have a Harry Potter marathon! 

For those of you that know me, you would not catch me dead in a tracksuit, which means I need alternative ways to lounge around. A few months ago, I passed Laura Bailey in the street, who was looking effortlessly cool in a pair of denim dungarees, a stripy flannel top underneath, with a Chanel rucksack slung over her shoulder. Then it dawned on me that a fundamental item missing from my cavernous wardrobe was a pair of dungarees!

Philly van Kan

My hunt started in the usual stores: Levi's, Urban Outfitters and Topshop. However, I had no such luck. They were either too tight on my legs or to big.

Just as I was about to give up, I passed Jack Wills on Carnaby Street and saw that they had just opened a new coffee shop in their store. This coffee shop is a partnership with the team responsible for east London’s 46b Espresso Hut and the East Village’s Hand Café and the coffee is sublime! Nevertheless, whilst I was sitting in store with my flat white, a pair of black denim dungarees caught my eye. 10 minutes later they were walking out of the shop with me. 

Jack Wills Dungarees
Jack Wills Dungarees

Every time I walk into Jack Wills I get nostalgic about my childhood. It brings me back to the days where a catalogue came to your door and you circled everything you wanted but could not necessarily afford or indeed fit into at the age of 10, but you aspired to be like all the older kids at school. This season I feel like Jack Wills has made some sort of come back. When you compare it to other high streets brands such as Topshop and Zara, the quality at Jack Wills is far superior and the attention to quality and fit is there. Definetely a great investment for the autumn!

Philly van Kan

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