Wear it out: Darren Kennedy and that Louis Copeland collection

This week we caught up with Darren Kennedy, Ireland’s most stylish man. He’s always so impeccably dressed, it is a no-brainer to trust Darren’s style choices

 

This week we caught up with Darren Kennedy, Ireland’s most stylish man. He’s always so impeccably dressed, it is a no-brainer to trust Darren’s style choices. We chatted about his new line with Louis Copeland, his personal style and how he put together today’s look .

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Houndstooth overcoat €799: “The wool houndstooth double-breasted brown overcoat with navy and burgundy overcheck from the new collection with Louise Copeland DKxLC AW15.

“This wool coat has a quilted lining so it’s like being wrapped in a sleeping bag, it’s so warm and comfy, but at the same time the fabric doesn’t feel too heavy. It brings a structure and a tailored edge to even the most basic of jeans & tee outfits.”

Roll neck €50, trousers (part of suit €799): “Underneath, I wore a light knit burgundy roll neck from Cos and blue flannel trousers (part of a DKxLC suit). Flannel is a super fabric for anyone on the go as it’s very crease resistant and also warming in winter.”

Glasses, price per prescription, boots €190, bag €205: “I completed the look with tortoiseshell Karl Lagerfeld frames from Specsavers, my tan leather backpack from the Cambridge Satchel company and contrasting brown leather and suede lace-up boots by Bowen.”

“In terms of my inspiration for the collection, we pushed ourselves to create a collection that plays on the quintessential elements of classic tailoring with a dapper twist. What I love about the collection is how each suit can be worn several different ways and I really encourage gents not to think of a suit as a uniform but several pieces that can be worn separately with various shirts, polo necks, sweaters and accessories depending on the occasion."

"Working with Louis is a dream and I’m involved with every part of the design process, right down to the most minor styling details"

“My personal everyday style tends to combine some tailoring element with an urban edge.”

Photos: Dean Ryan McDaid

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