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TRANSCEND THE SEASONS

23.08.12

Going from one season to the next isn’t a complicated business, but rather one which requires a considered approach. Nod hello to the new season by incorporating simple pieces in gentle colours and tactile textures to your look. Lightly layered, and unfussy, you’ll slowly build an autumn legacy.

LOOKING FORWARD

Step towards the new season.

Schroader blazer and trousers (coming soon), Dime shirt, Windslow belt

CATCHING A MOMENT

Moments of thoughtfulness captured in cord.

Schroader blazer (coming soon), Dime shirt, Windslow belt

UN-BUTTONED COOL

Let loose with an un-buttoned jersey shirt and pushed-back sleeves.

Dime shirt Windslow belt

HIGH RISE

Keep things smart in a retro-inspired high-waist trouser.

Crosby roll neck, Sommerville trouser

PLAY THE POET

Polo necks have a poetic, artistic quality.

Crosby roll neckSommerville trouser

EN ROUTE

Make tracks in soft shades of rose and a leather jacket.

Brando black, Bruno sweatshirt, Chaplin chino, Orlando shoes, Lara scarf

ALL WRAPPED UP

Beat the chill with an artfully wrapped scarf.

Brando sweatshirt, Lara scarf

LOOSE LAYERS

Layer up, but wear each one loose to avoid over-heating.

Blakeman blazer (coming soon), Chariot shirt,  Freeport denim, Verona scarf, Alexie shoe,

JUST THE JACKET

Flip your collars and tuck in a printed pocket square.

Blakeman blazer (coming soon)

SUEDE STEPS

Roll your jeans and slip on a velvety-soft suede shoe.

Freeport denim, Alexie shoe,

THE NOTEBOOK

Take note of this look which transcends smart/casual boundaries.

Ledbury wool blazerAmbrose white shirt, Cutler tie, Hush trousersVincent belt, Whitestone waistcoat, Bologne green shoes

A SHADY SPOT

Slip on shades for an instantly relaxed feel.

Laser blazer, Jennings shirt, Kimono pocket square.

 

CONTRAST COLLARS

Contrast collars offer a little flash of brightness to your look.

Laser blazer, Jennings shirtKimono pocket square, Railroad jeans, Rogers belt

BUTTON-UP

Double-breasted coats are perfect for buttoning-up against the cold.

Hummingbird coat

DOUBLE-WARMTH

Shrug on a wool coat with wide lapels over a contrast blazer.

Hummingbird coatClinton blazer, Lara scarf, Chaplin chinos

COLOUR FLASH

Wake up a simple grey shirt with a mustard cardigan.

Taraford shirtFinch cardigan, Chaplin chino

SUN-DAPPLED BROWSING

Sunday afternoon dressing is easily achieved with an un-tucked shirt.

 

 

About the Shoot

A change of season can sometimes catch you off guard. It slowly creeps up until what had previously been deemed a good look, seems oddly out of step with the weather outside.

Avoiding these kinds of sartorial misdemeanours is easy enough, though. And incorporating new season pieces needn’t feel like a hassle, it’s actually pretty simple as long as the approach is correct.

Firstly, invest in key pieces which will work well now and later; cord blazers, pinstripe shirts, lightweight knits and cotton jackets all have great layering potential (a key consideration for between-season dressing).

Next, be sure to stick to a colour palette which falls seamlessly into your existing wardrobe. For instance, navy, grey and black sit well together, but consider adding a splash of colour; dusty rose, dark mustard and fawny shades all help to avoid things looking bland.

These accent shades are your little pick-me-ups and are the great talking points of your look. Choose them for rakish pocket squares, artful scarves, poetic sunglasses, preppy cardigans and classic chinos.

As pre-mentioned, layering is vital, so be sure to take each component of your look and weigh up its worth. Will it add warmth, keep you cool or demonstrate an aptitude for a new direction? Ideally, it should span all three.

Start light and build slowly. A cotton or jersey shirt can be worn over a chino or jean and suede shoe. Pull a cord blazer over the top and warm things up with a coat (which can be casually thrown over the shoulders), or artfully knotted scarf.

Take note, the seasonal shift is upon us.