by Ben Knight Evans .

Summer by Agi & Sam at MAN

Day Two of London Collections: Men is well underway, with Hywel Davies fervently reporting from across the capital on London's latest (catch his reports here). An early highlight has been the perennially impressive MAN show with threesome Shaun Samson, Astrid Anderson and Agi & Sam returning to form the line up. Arguably the highlight, Agi & Sam was a standout with soft and precise sportif tailoring in an impeccable palette. Colourwise, we are seeing a resurgence to the earnest tones of summer and the pairing's inspirations had equal tones of nostalgia, inspired as they were by memories of forcible viewings of classic late-70s crime shows in their grandparents' sitting room. The opposing elements of pastiched masculinity and chintzy floral furnishings were interpreted with a sure hand and gave an undoubtable warmth to the uncertain London weather outside.