EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: TOPMAN SS14 COLLECTION

FROM TRENDY TO TAILORED, TOPMAN DOES IT ALL

Time and time again,

Topman

takes all the menswear trends, consolidates them and repackages it in a way that is truly unique and signature to their British aesthetic. Martin and I reverted to little kids in the playground upon seeing the new SS14 collection on the beautifully-laid out racks at the

Palihouse in West Hollywood

. We were both quite thrilled by the interplay of patterns and textures, which made the traditional suit and tie ensemble much more exciting and, quite honestly, less safe -- a sartorial mandate for men to take more risks when it comes to their wardrobe selections.

We were both quite thrilled by the interplay of patterns and textures, which made the traditional suit and tie ensemble much more exciting and, quite honestly, less safe -- a sartorial mandate for men to take more risks when it comes to their wardrobe selections.

I naturally gravitated towards their runway collection. From the embroidered lapels to the luxe softness of the sweaters, I was blown away by the quality of each piece and eagerly await the day they become available. The use of vibrant pastels also captivated us, a warm reminder that days spent lounging around resorts and sunny beaches will eventually be upon us.