cocosa.comMENSWEAR SS37THEBAGNothing says 'man of leisure' like a man who doesn't need both hands. The male clutch or portfolio bag is the bag of choice for the chic man about town. Kim Jones' fi rst Louis Vui on collection featured small messenger bags, which look too feminine worn with the strap, but held fi rmly in the hand look chic and masculine.THESHOEA crazy hybrid, the must-have SS12 shoe is an ethnic fantasy courtesy of Burberry Prorsum. A traditional perforated lace-up is decorated with brown and blue raffi a. The thick sole continues from AW11 into SS12, but this time in a lightweight cork with golfi ng kilt details and zingy colouring. This is SS12's statement shoe. THEACCESSORYThe neckerchief as seen at Trussardi is for the bold and beautiful. This should be a whimsical, not-trying-too-hard accessory. It should look masculine, not camp. To achieve this eff ect don't tie the neckerchief too tight, and it should be seen just peeping out of the shirt. Less is more with the neckerchief.THEDETAILSEvery season brings a fresh delivery of men's accessories. Here are SS12's must-haves AGI&SAMAgi&Sam is a new London label pu ing brights back into menswear via prints and bold colours. Agi&Sam are Agape Mdumulla and Sam Co on, who met while working at Alexander McQueen. The SS12 collection is inspired by Mexico's Day of the Dead festival. agiandsam.comONESTOWATCHMATTHEWMILLERMiller's minimal look is gathering quite a following. A Manchester native and a Royal College of Art graduate, Miller's work focuses on the human body and its relationship with technology. For SS12 he has backed plasticised coats and neon-detail double-breasted jackets.mrma hewmiller.tumblr.comSHAUNSAMSONCalifornian-born Samson, a graduate of Central Saint Martins, showed his debut collection at London Fashion Week's MAN show. His collection was a reminder of summers growing up in San Diego, with hand-loomed Mexican blankets worked into men's streetwear shapes. shaunsamson.co.ukSome distinctive new labels stepped into the menswear arena at London Fashion Week
cocosa.comathleticFRANKIEMORELLOVIVIENNEWESTWOODACNEMONCLERGAMMEBLEUTHE COCOSA BUYERS' GUIDE38"Olympic-inspired sportswear is huge for SS12 - from fl ag-print jackets to Grecian sandals." Eran Leon, menswear buyerOLYPIC FLAMECOMPILED BY: CHRIS GILL"Frankie Morello channels the sports-luxe vibe in his SS12 collection with this Tour de France-inspired cycling tee.""Moncler Gamme Bleu adds a modern twist to sporty footwear with these patent white slip-on shoes." "Vivienne Westwood prepares the fashion world for the 2012 Olympics with national fl ag prints on summer jackets and gold medal-print tees." "Acne takes a retro approach with these Grecian sandals."