In menswear, a distinction is frequently made between style versus fashion. We take a close look at the style of Breguet’s Classique collection, in a lookbook, matching with style elements which define the gentlemen who wear it. Presenting the Style of Breguet.
Syle vs Fashion
The distinction between style vs fashion is a common one in menswear circles. Style, or what Alan Flusser calls Permanent Fashion is perhaps first proposed in his book: Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion, an essential tome for every gentleman. The difference is clear. Fashion is fleeting, changing from season to season according to the whims of designers and haute couture. Style is permanent, and clothes are selected based on one’s facial shape, neck height, shoulder width, arm length, torso structure and foot size which remain fairly constant over time. Once a man learns how to adapt the fundamentals of permanent fashion to his physique and complexion, he’s halfway home.
The Style of Breguet
Here we suggest that Breguet is a maison who makes watches which personify the essence of style. Timeless, not fleeting. Elegant, nor fashionable. Classical and tasteful. Permanent.
Watches featured in this lookbook are the Breguet Classique Tourbillon Extra Flat Ref. 5377 (pic on link. Full review coming soon), Classique Ref. 7147 (review here) and Classique Complications Ref. 5317. (pic in link. Full review coming soon). The watches are paired with apparel from Kevin Seah Bespoke..
Dressing up for work in the morning: The Breguet Tourbillon Extra Flat Ref. 5377. Cuff links by Breguet.
Production notes and credits:
Photographer and Art Director: Peter Chong, assisted by Clemence Bonal
Model: Christian Barker
Clothing by Kevin Seah Bespoke
Shoes by Gaziano & Girling
Location: Kevin Seah Bespoke, 5 Jalan Kilang, #03-01, The Mill, 159405