Beloved of enthusiasts of a life on the road, the café racer bike embodies the spirit of SS14; a reverence for yesteryear coupled with a need for exploration.
Select a jacket cut from a technical fabric for fashion that’s highly functional.
LAYERED UP IN LEATHER
Peerless in its ability to imbue instant cool on to an outfit, the leather jacket is an icon of unashamedly rugged style.
Embrace a lighter mood for the season ahead, when worn with relaxed forms sharp suiting adopts a new sartorial role.
FLUORESCENCE IN FOCUS
Temper this season’s vibrant neons with subdued shades for stylish sartorial restraint.
When artfully dishevelled, menswear’s treasured classics take on a new lease of life.
ON THE CURVE
This season’s favoured shirt eschews sharp points in favour of rounded edges for a gentler take on the button-down design.
A MODERN MONOCHROME
Black and white may be a perennial pairing, but SS14’s contemporary cuts invigorate this stark aesthetic for the new season.
For SS14 a desire to update the resort style of the halcyon days of continental café culture took the Reiss menswear team on a journey of inspiration with diverse reference points.
Few things better sum up the season′s spirit of venture and leisure than the café racer motorcycle though. Peaking in popularity in the early 1960s, the motorcycle’s status as an emblem of a carefree life spent well-travelled endures today, and rightfully so.
For us, it provided the ideal focal point around which to present SS14′s key pieces and styling thanks to its embodiment of past and possibility – an idea which is reflected throughout our menswear collection.
For SS14′s leisurely days rugged leather outerwear takes on a new lease of life when paired with spring’s sprightly shades. So look to white, beige or even bleached-out neon yellow to invigorate the classic black leather jacket.
Contrast not just colour, but juxtapose form and fabric too for a contemporary re-imagining of treasured classics. Pair road-ready texture with sumptuously soft fabrications or shake up sharp suiting by complementing crisp lines with a form-free tee.
Whether in the city or countryside, on the journey or at your destination, for the road ahead be sure to embrace SS14′s penchant for exciting and inspiring sartorial duality.