Brent Cross Menswear Trend of the Week: Athleisure

Whether it's catwalk-inspired or straight from street style, the looks from New York and London over the past few weeks have got our minds on one thing - fashion.

To celebrate the season, Fenwick Brent Cross have rounded up the top trends in menswear, to be brought to you each Monday of March. Stay tuned for our weekly round-up or visit the Brent Cross page for the full list of What’s Happening in store...

Week Four: Athleisure

GettyImages 504517108With technical fabrics and key sports silhouettes continuing to infiltrate our menswear department, it's clear that the athleisure trend is going nowhere.

From backpacks to caps and joggers to suits, mix comfort with contemporary style with our sports luxe edit...

 The backpack is a staple in the sports style wardrobe. Opt for smart contemporary styles or play with light and dark and select Herschel’s packable, light-reflective collection.

Herschel Ruck Sack, £45

You'll never look at joggers again with this cuffed hem pair with trouser pocket details that provide the perfect nonchalant cool to your Spring 16 outfit.

Diesel, £110

Even the jacket and trouser combo has gone sports luxe, exemplified by tennis pro Rafael Nadal playing in this Tommy Hilfiger suit. The fabrication is crease resistant, water repellent & stain safe with antibacterial finishing and comfort stretch - who knew a suit could do all that?!

Tommy Hilfiger Nadal Edition Suit Jacket and Trousers, £450, over Michael Kors T-shirt, £45


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Is there anything more timeless than black and white?

The dominance of contrast prints in this season's collections prove that monochrome is as relevant as ever, and the perfect way to work conversation prints and patterns into your wardrobe.

Browse our trend-inspired edit and join us on Thursday 17 March for a DJ night with a student discount to celebrate our new sports streetwear brands including Billionaire Boys Club, Blood Brother, Champion and Ellesse

Get the street style look with this Michael Kors colour block shell jacket, perfectly paired with your favourite jeans.

Michael Kors Showerproof Jacket, £330

If you're looking for a timeless way to wear a print, opt for this smart contrasting gingham and stripe shirt from Ralph Lauren.

Ralph Lauren Patterned Shirt, £85

For a quirkier option, go with a conversational print such as this tropical pick from Paul Smith. 

Paul Smith Tropical Print T-shirt, £89

Add an urban spin to your look with a a simple but stylish snapback like our favourite from Armani Jeans.

Armani Jeans Baseball Cap, £55

Stripes, gingham and palm trees not bold enough for you? Go abstract with this dove print sweater from True Religion.

True Religion Dove Print Crew Neck Neoprene Sweater, £55

For true black and white contract, nail weekend casual with this long line monochrome T-shirt from True Religion.

True Religion T-shirt, £65

Last but not least, make sure you have the perfect cotton white shirt to pair with a black jacket, trousers or your new snapback.

Hugo Boss Jenno Cotton Shirt, £129


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While the need for denim in any wardrobe is nothing new, the fabric has had a refresh this season with the addition of embellishment detail, denim collars or our favourite super-casual, easy-to-wear 'distressed' style...

The denim is in the detail with this polo from Diesel, where the focus is on the collar. 

Visit the Diesel Denim Master Studio at Fenwick Brent Cross from 7 to 13 March where you can purchase any pair of Diesel jeans and have them customised for free by a Diesel Denim Expert.

Diesel Denim Tshirt, £80



Levi's original 501 jeans have been given a modern spin with this shredded model, right in line with one of the key trends for the season. Pair with a white tshirt or the perfect jacket for a casual weekend look.

Levi's 501 Jeans, £100

With a dark wash and a universal fit, the Trucker jacket is a classic, Americana-inspired wardrobe staple. 

Levi's Denim Trucker Jacket, £95

Like your favourite pair of jeans, these stretch boxer shorts won't fade over time - and are even more comfortable...

Visit the Diesel Denim Master Studio at Fenwick Brent Cross from 7 to 13 March where you can purchase any pair of Diesel jeans and have them customised for free by a Diesel Denim Expert.

Diesel Denim Boxer

Denim shorts have us dreaming about summer, and this pair deserve to be worn. Pair with loafers or boat shoes for a casual-but-classy look.

Visit the Diesel Denim Master Studio at Fenwick Brent Cross from 7 to 13 March where you can purchase any pair of Diesel jeans and have them customised for free by a Diesel Denim Expert.

Diesel Denim Shorts, £150




The colour contrast add a sporty vibe to this half-denim shirt, ideally paired with jeans and sneakers.

Hugo Boss Bonro Long-Sleeved Tshirt, £119



week One: Outerwear

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Mixing formal and casual style is the modern way to dress, and being smart with your outerwear is the perfect way to strike the right balance.

Whether you brave the April showers with a statement anorak or go cool-but-casual with a sports luxe jacket or leather bomber, you're bound to find the right look for you from our outwear edit...

Sports influence is continuing into 2016, and we're loving this Armani Jeans blouson jacket with a drawstring hood - the 'leather look' airtex mesh fabric is stylish for off-duty day wear without commanding the price of real leather.

Armani Jeans Bomber Jacket, £320; Available at Fenwick Brent Cross

No wardrobe is complete for spring without a trench coat, and this navy number from Hugo Boss is the perfect versatile option - dress it down with trainers or style it up with brown leather loafers.

Hugo Boss Blue Donis Trench, £530; Available at Fenwick Brent Cross

Introduce the key colour for the season with Hackett’s olive green classic Fenton jacket, a summer-weight staple with a shower proof fabric that works across seasons. 

Hackett London Summer Fenton Green, £375; Available at Fenwick Brent Cross

A gilet is the perfect way to add the sport luxe influence into your spring collection. Pair it with a tshirt for a weekend look, or over a white or plaid shirt for a casual but smart approach.

Raw Sleeveless Jacket and Green Tshirt, £110 and £30; Available at Fenwick Brent Cross

Make a statement in red with this packable and functional style from Aigle - you'll be wearing it no matter the weather.

Aigle TVL Summer Mac, £100; Available at Fenwick Brent Cross

By Alison Millington