As we continue to journey through AW13, we look at how shape, form and structure influence our well-crafted outerwear. And, just like the settings the cities around us provide, our overcoats range from bold and modernist to classic and intricate.
When you think about it, the relationship between fashion and architecture makes complete sense. Both are based on shape, structure and form; as well as both being used to make basic necessities look great – clothing and shelter.
Our AW13 menswear collection was inspired by the concept of a ‘Journeyman’ – a character with an adventurous spirit who is more focused on the journey than the destination. Although this journey is often epic, such as an ambitious trek across the globe; it can also be as simple as striding stylishly across the city you live in. Dashing from boardroom to bar.
And while you journey through the autumn/winter months, you’ll also be companied by a gentleman’s best friend – his overcoat. Whether it’s a contemporary style or a classic piece, you’ll wear it again and again with all of your clothes as you pass the buildings that make up your city. All of the buildings that are made up of just as much differences and contrasts as your winter wardrobe.
Sometimes you’ll want to put your sharpest foot forward and opt for a formal overcoat that you can pull on over a tailored suit for your commute to work. Other times you’ll want to take a more refined approach and reach for an off-duty overcoat with an unstructured feel. Taking a laid-back approach to your outerwear proves you don’t always have to be razor sharp to exude effortless sartorial panache.
Mirror the contemporary architecture of the city you live in by striking a bold silhouette in cutting-edge outerwear. Keep your look modern and fresh by opting for darker hues, or even a monochrome palette; as well as sharp and clean lines. Or, go the complete opposite side of the spectrum and take a traditional approach. The elegant intricacy of classic outerwear echoes the heritage feel of a city’s old buildings.
Whatever style you decide on this season, whether old or new, formal or casual; our stylish overcoats will remain in your collection a lifetime. This is because they are crafted to withstand the tests of time, just like the buildings within your city.