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How To Wear Cargo Shorts

Summer is coming and it’s time to sport something other than your beloved denim shorts. It just so happens that cargo shorts are back.

Cargo shorts have proven more than a fleeting trend and moved on to become a classic look for men. Whether you’re a timeless and classic type of guy or a street wear dude, there’s something for everyone.

Soldier up, private 

Traditionally, cargo shorts were made for tough outdoor activities and army combat. Now they’ve become a global fashion trend. And one that’s proving to have staying power. Armed and dangerous, this earthy-hued army piece has retreated from the battlefields and moved onto the fashion-forward stage.

Keep it casual and relaxed 

Cargo shorts were designed to be functional and comfortable, and we’ve kept those qualities in our collection. Whether you’re walking the dog, fixing the car or going on a hike, this is home territory for cargo shorts.

How to style cargo shorts 

Cargo shorts are versatile and convenient. That being said, there are times they’re more suitable to wear than others. As a rule of thumb, when you think cargo, think casual and laid-back styling.

For a dressy style, sport them with an oxford shirt and you’ll be all kinds of all right. This preppy look can be perfect for a hot summer date if the location is appropriate. If you’re looking for something a little more urban and effortless, wear them with a white tee and a denim jacket (no socks with this look).

AW TREND – 80’s INSPIRATION

Hello 1980s!

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The Salt & Pepper look is back on the agenda. In addition to looking like they’ve gained their fade from a few hard days’ work, these vintage pieces mix 80’s silhouettes and looks with contemporary cuts to match the current style.

Try teaming with a fresh white T-shirt and your favourite smart trainers, or go all in with double denim!

SNEAKER STYLE

HOW TO STYLE YOUR SNEAKERS

Sneakers have taken over the fashion scene. From being restricted to sportswear outfits, sneakers are now the go to style for all looks, from formal to casual.

JACK & JONES FOOTWEAR Head Stylist Louise Kronborg takes you through the biggest trends in the sneaker category this spring and most importantly, how to style them.

“Sneakers are the new black and can be styled with everything from sporty to casual looks, even when going out. Whatever you choose, you should show off your ankles this spring. Choose a pant with elastic at the hem or roll up your jeans to get the right effect. Either go barefoot or use ankle socks.”

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FOUR OFF THE CLOCK LOOKS

Ever wondered how a Formula One driver dresses off the clock? Check out four Kevin Magnussen looks.

A Formula One season is long and intense – but we managed to get some cool pictures of KMAG in some great clothes that have no yellow tones at all. A car did sneak its way into the pictures, though. A classic Renault Alpine in case you were wondering.

Denim on denim just never gets old and for Kevin Magnussen it’s a classic go-to look for downtime. Well-worn dark blue jeans paired with a light blue denim jacket with cuffed sleeves give you the perfect jeanswear look.

Streetwear done right. Black on black, with a shiny black bomber that gives the look some edge. A sports inspired look with high comfort that doesn’t compromise on style.

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Maybe not what you would consider classic off the clock attire, but a great suit is without a doubt a wardrobe staple. Whether you wear it on an everyday basis or as in Kevin’s case on special occasions. You never go wrong with a classic navy blue suit with a contemporary fit, a crisp white shirt and black tie. Dressed for success.

Renault Alpine

Bringing it all back to the car, which is what it is all about, of course – you might think that a Formula One driver’s heart only beats for high-tech engines with extreme speed, but actually Kevin also has a great love for old beauties such as the Renault Alpine.

Racing into the new season

Racing into the new season with Renault Sport Formula One driver, Kevin Magnussen.

Extending the partnership with Renault Sport Formula One driver Kevin Magnussen, JACK & JONES hits the asphalt, unveiling the first phase of their new campaign ‘Go For Great’, with Magnussen in the driver’s seat.

A young talent, full of determination and never giving up on his dream, the comeback kid brings a fresh face to JACK & JONES. With his effortless style and relentless ‘Go For Great’ attitude, the choice was a logical one.

“Kevin Magnussen is a great role model for men all over the world. He’s a sportsman who has a winning mentality and determined not to give up”, says JACK & JONES Brand Director, Morten Mortensen.

“This campaign felt like a natural fit for me. JACK & JONES have their minds set on taking the lead worldwide at what they do best. The exact same ambition as my own. We are pursuing a common goal”, says Kevin Magnussen.

Staying true to their Scandinavian roots, the campaign oozes casual minimalism. Shot on location in Barcelona and featuring a rare, vintage Renault Alpine 110, Kevin Magnussen showcases key pieces from the brand’s latest offering. From authentic and distressed double denim, to sharp and sophisticated tailoring, the images highlight wardrobe essentials, for every man and every occasion.

The face of the race

Kevin Magnussen was born and bred into motorsport – in the slipstream of his father, Danish racing driver Jan Magnussen.

At the tender age of 16, Magnussen was already making waves in local racing circuits, accepting the title of Danish Champion in Formula Ford.

In 2014, he entered the world of Formula One as a driver for McLaren. 2016 saw Kevin Magnussen re-enter Formula One as part of the Renault Sport Formula One Team of which JACK & JONES is a partner.

Get more style and race news at jackjonesracing.com

Kevin Magnussen wearing Jack & Jones

 Kevin Magnussen wearing Jack & Jones

MEET THE CREW: JONNY, NUMBER 2 MECHANIC

Few engineering or technician jobs come more glamorous than those in Formula One. At least that’s what we imagine. Very little is said about these unsung heroes – the backbone of any successful team. Minuscule (albeit understandably) in comparison to the acres of print and screen space devoted to the drivers.

In an effort to readdress the balance we’re introducing you to members of the Renault Sport Formula One Team – one member each week. Today’s crew member is Jonathan ‘Jonny’ Goodenough, Team Mechanic.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR JOB

I’m Number 2 Race Team Mechanic and have been with the team for one year now. I’m one of four mechanics who build and prepare the cars for races and tests. I assist with front end, rear end, and am number 1 mechanic on all other aspects of the car. I’m also currently ‘left rear wheel off man’, which means I’m responsible for removing the left rear wheel in pit stops.

WHAT IS YOUR EDUCATION?

After doing my GCSEs and A-levels, I took a college course and went on to do an apprenticeship in Motorsport Engineering.

WHAT WERE THE JOB REQUIREMENTS?

You of course need to have an educational background and hands-on knowledge in mechanics. And you must have had experience in lower Formulae. My last role was as Number 1 Mechanic in Formula 3.

HOW DID YOU GET THE JOB?

Very conventional I’m afraid. I saw the job online, applied and got the offer after interviews with the Team Manager and Chief Mechanic.

Meet the Crew: Jonny, Number 2 Mechanic

 

WHAT IS YOUR MOST EXCITING RACE MOMENT TO DATE?

It was actually in Formula 3, when my driver and car won the championship. It literally came down to the very last lap of the very last race! Our driver had to finish no lower than sixth to secure the championship. He was sixth for most of the race, and had to fight very hard to defend it against the seventh place driver. The feeling when he finally took the chequered flag was amazing!

DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?

I’m your classic jeans and T-shirt kind of guy. After a long day in the garage, I want to wear something comfortable. There’s other stuff in my wardrobe, but nothing gets as much wear as my blue jeans. They’re dependable and go with everything.

STREET STYLE – JOGGER PANT

Not every day has to be jeans day!

Some days, take it easy. Enjoy the comfortable feel of jogger pants with their cuffed hem and adjustable drawstring.

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The key to pulling them off is keeping your styling simple. Jogger pants work because they’re low-key and understated, and the cool-factor comes from looking like you haven’t tried too hard. Go for a neutral top and tailored coat to pull the look together. Available in Myer stores this July, the Jogger Pant will be your new normal!

RETHINKING DENIM FLEXIBILITY

RETHINKING DENIM FLEXIBILITY WITH SUPER STRETCH

There’s one major downside of skinny fit jeans – they’re often not exactly flexible. We’ve found a solution to that.

Skinny jeans have become hugely popular. Only a few years ago, this kind of jeans was mainly worn in certain subcultures and niches, and not so often by men. Today, teenagers and senior business professionals alike closely wrap their legs in skinny fit jeans without thinking twice about it. This new trend has presented makers and wearers with a few issues.

By design, the twill weave that almost all denim is made of isn’t particularly stretchy. When you pull on a pair of jeans that only barely fit you, they better be a little forgiving. Otherwise it can get awkward and nearly impossible to do very basic everyday tasks like sitting down!

Without stretch it can be almost impossible to move in skinny jeans. If you’ve ever tried getting onto a bike in a pair of non-stretch skinny fit jeans, you know what we’re talking about.

What you need is flexibility and that’s why denim makers are putting so much attention on stretch denim. Although stretch yarn technology has come a long way since the earliest stretch jeans of the 80s, they’ve only recently figured out how to make stretch denim with the aesthetic characteristics of the original rigid denim made from 100% cotton. And they’re still struggling with one major issue with stretch denim – the fact that it gets saggy as you wear it. Now, we’ve found a solution. With one of our latest innovations, we combine the fashionable skinny fit with almost unlimited flexibility to move.

We call it Super Stretch!

Our Super Stretch denim stretches to extreme dimensions without getting saggy. This is possible with the innovative fibre mix that the yarn is made of. It’s a so-called core spun yarn where cotton is wrapped around elastane. What’s unique about Super Stretch is that there are actually two core filaments, which is why we refer to it as duo core. The other core fibre is polyester, which ensures that the jeans keep their shape and don’t get saggy.

To prove how flexible the denim is, we asked a professional gymnast to show off his skills on the pommel horse while wearing a pair of Super Stretch jeans.