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Embracing Bold Part Two

13.04.12

This summer colours and textures clash and collide with dramatic results. Rich and refined, this melting pot of colour, texture and print adopts a no-rules approach to styling. Take a chance, be brave and your eclectic look will fall into place.

WONDERFULLY RETRO

Printed pieces take on lasting appeal

 Nicholson knit, Sunglasses, vintage

   

CHECK MATE

Be brave and match your plaids

Jet shorts, Windsor shorts

STEP INTO THE SHADE

Summer hues don't have to be bright, take on muted primary tones LEFT: Emin knit, RIGHT: Johnny blazer, Nicholson knit, Dusk chinos, Enzo pocket square, Alfrick shoes

STYLED GETAWAY

Lighten that load with soft hues and vintage influences

 LEFT: Emin knit, Palm swimshorts, RIGHT: Watcher jacket, Sisco t-shirt, Bless t-shirt, Stamco shoes 

FINE AND DANDY

LOOKING AND FEELING COOL

Stay sharp in soaring temperatures

LEFT: Watcher jacket, Sisco t-shirt, Bless t-shirt, Winton shorts, Frith bracelet RIGHT: Latchman blazer, Rovner knit, Prom shorts, Hayling shoes

WHITE ON WHITE

Raise the heat, use white as a platform to show a dash of colour

 Rake shirt, Hurricane tie, Substance knit, Keel shorts, Saxon socks, Havelock loafers

SUMMER BREEZE

Add flamboyance to well tailored shapes

 Carter suit, Mayer bag, Lakin hat, Coppola pocket square

 

About the Shoot

Start the season with a subtle rethink of our favourite summer attire. Tailoring, chinos, shorts and off-duty tee's take on a renewed hot weather contemporary feel. The fresh new male looks are played out with colour, texture and print in the forefront, so don't be afraid to mix things up as temperatures rise.

Eye-catching they may be but combine these themes well and they can look modern and assured. Take on soft cool tones with touches of spirited colour and expect richer and more daring results that deliver strikingly elegant masculine effects when worn time and time again.

These self-assured colour and texture combinations raise the heat when combined with the allure of quality fabrics like linen and chambray while still maintaining a stylish modern feel. Play with pale tones and interesting pastel printed shades in cotton and silk that work harmoniously for a look that's exuberant but seriously cool from day to night.

Don't be reluctant to wear bolder prints; it's easier to carry off than you think. Mixing patterns can be a compelling way to make an otherwise dated outfit feel more about now and less about the past. But keep in mind that once you make that leap you should try to choose pieces in the same colour family to make the most of this fresh new approach. Differing checks fused with classic marl and loose weave textured knits on top of tropical floral can all work as a team with all embracing renewed results.

Whatever you decide, leave behind those old ideas and let your rebellious streak take control of your seasonal attire.

Embracing summer has never looked more bold...

 

VIEW PART ONE