AW23 Look - No.8
The last outfit, we experimented with treating a piece of knitwear as a jacket, particularly for work. Outfit 8 is of similar ilk, a knit, a shirt, some trousers and sneakers and a very similar colour palette, except I feel the texture and weight of this knit, the colour and fabric of the pumps lends itself more to a more casual feel. More Chrismas day than a working one.
Kicking off with the knitted cardigan (we class it more as a jacket) from Fedeli. Made up in a spongey recycled cashmere and lambswool blend. This piece has a big fold down collar, a single chest pocket, two side pockets and is knitted in a ribbed boucle. This is the definition of quiet luxury and is Ed’s favourite piece of the season. It’s sure to be an heirloom if looked after properly.
The shirt again is from Alessandro Gherardi, we have always tended to get the ‘ick’ with the word stretch, especially when it comes to shirts. Most of the high street brand offerings always feel sweaty and plastic like, but this stretch fabric that A.G has created has such a natural handle, it feels more like a lightweight cotton than a synthetic blend. Even a hot, ogre like me feels cool and comfortable wearing one. The collar construction folds elegantly behind a jacket or cardigans collar when opened and did we mention they come in a nice little box. SOLD.
The chaps for the legs are the flannel wools from Swedish tailoring company - Studio 73. We have the exact same washable fabric from Italian Mill ‘Reda’ made in the retros from Berwich also, but Studio offer a different shape that we get asked for more and more frequently and that Berwich are yet to do. That is a higher waist, near on touching the belly button. I much prefer a higher waist I must say, though it not be for everyone. I feel no matter your body shape, a higher waisted trouser 9/10 times will make you look slimmer and taller. I definitely need more of the first one. These babies come in a light grey also and are unfinished, we always recommend a 2 inch turn up to finish them off although we won’t judge if you want a clean finish!
We love Japanese clothing and footwear. As a culture, the Japanese are known to take things from the west and perfect them, mainly clothing and food. Moonstar have been hand cutting and sewing their shoes in Kurume since 1873. This sneaker has taken inspiration from an American 1960’s gym shoe, and is made from cotton canvas and has a vulcanised thick rubber sole, that is stuck to the upper using heats of 120 degrees. A process the Japanese call “ka-ryu”. Though sturdy and weighty, the comfort these shoes bring is second to none and sure to last longer than most canvas shoes on the market. They are what completely dress down this outfit and show that a tailored trouser can work with the most casual of foot gloves. That just came to me. Gonna call shoes foot gloves from now on.
So there you have it; Look No.8 of AW23 is now live. So look out for our 'ways to wear it'.
If we don't have your size or you need advice on sizing or styling, don't hesitate to contact us. You can find each item below, online and in-store.