Day in the life of Jordan Spires
For the latest London Collections Men, we worked with a range of influencers and industry insiders, inviting them in to select pieces from our current offering and incorporate it into their style. Jordan Spires is a fashion polymath who works across the board. Spires works mainly in image making as a photographer and stylist. He also works in fashion PR, promoting and creating brand strategies. Styling wise Jordan has assisted on styling musical icons Lady Gaga and Kylie Minogue, whilst his photography has graced the pages of several publications such as Shift Magazine.
All photography by Holly McGlynn
Jordan doesn't have a style icon per se but appreciates how Kanye, ASAP Rocky and Tyler the Creator use fashion. Spires biggest style tip is to have a wardrobe of staples that can be used to build an outfit, 'I think my biggest tip is to have a wardrobe of basics that all complement each other with statement pieces to add that extra touch. Use your basics to create shape and layering and the statement piece to add a personal style touch'.
Jordan appreciates luxury fashion as he's constantly surrounded by it while working, yet he also believes in vintage & accessible brands. Spires offers an insight into how he creates his look, ‘I think if you see pieces you like, you should wear them and mix & match. For me it’s mid end, high end and my granddad's wardrobe'. Jordan feels that affordable fashion retailers don't receive the attention and praise they should, saying ‘People don't give the high street as much justice as it deserves, you can create great outfits from the high street'.
This proved true in the look that Spires created wearing a black longline jumper and t-shirt and black slim fit trousers all from Primark. Reinforcing that it's not all about the price tag and that a strong look doesn't have to be costly.
Think of shadowing, shading and layering when it comes to building this outfit. Each layer adds an new element that can be played with to various effects. From colour clashing, playing with proportions and showing hints of print. Neutrals are an easy way to start, such as this grey longline jersey top. For maximum effect choose a larger size for the secondary layer that’s either a different colour or that’s adorned with motifs. Slim fitting trousers always look good with longer lines and these tailored trousers add a smarter element yet one thats not too sharp.
Grey Longline Jumper £10
White Longline T-shirt £6
Checked trousers £15
Black Longline Jumper £10
Aztec Longline T-Shirt £7
Black Slim fit trousers £10