SS23 Curated Looks - No.1
We like to think of ourselves as menswear specialists, or less poncy - menswear blokes, even though we are widely known as two idiots to our mates. As 'menswear specialists', we get many men through our door that find clothes a foreign entity; putting colours together is difficult, let alone knowing what fabrics work together and how a garment should fit.
So, we have decided to curate six outfits each season and discuss how you can get versatility from the featured garments. Or, as we like to call it: SS23 Curated Looks!
Without further ado, let's kick off our Spring Summer campaign with our first curated look—a fun interpretation of an outfit for your formal summer ceremonies.
With this outfit, we are mixing colours that aren't typically seen together. However, as shown in the picture above, the neutral cream jacket and smokey grey summer wool trousers are brought alive with the pop of pink in the shirt, finished with the chocolate suede loafer and brown patterned tie, so let us break this look down.
Our first item is the double-breasted jacket constructed in the Italian tailoring house of L.B.M. 1911. Made up of an unstructured linen hopsack that air can easily move between, making it ideal for summer weddings (in fact, I'm going to wear it at my pals in Majorca this summer). Due to the patch pockets and softness in the construction, it looks just as cool with a shirt, tailored trousers and shoes as it does a knitted tee, light pair of jeans and trainers.
The trousers used are a customer favourite, including Ed's & mine. Introducing the Retro Fit from Pulgiese trouser makers, Berwich. It's wide in the thigh and has a generous taper towards the ankle. Like the jacket, these are super breathable. The tropical wool from the Italian mill VBC (Vitale Barberis Canonico) drapes beautifully and is crisp to touch, which means they hold their creases from wear to wear. Say goodbye to ironing people (god, I sound like Barry Scott).
A single deep pleat, mid-rise, turn-up, and side tabs mean they lend themselves more formally. However, we like these with a Sunspel Tee tucked in and a white trainer as much as we do with this featured outfit.
The shirt is a luxurious Filo Di Scozia pique cotton from Eton. In the past, I have always worn pique shirts more casually, but because of its cutaway collar, it worked so well with a tie. But, again, the pique is so airy it's like you're wearing nothing. I can also see myself wearing this on holiday with the sleeves rolled up, four buttons undone to show my naff tattoos, and a pair of linen shorts and sandals.
The tie is a tie. Its silk. It's from Eton. It's brown with a sky-blue pattern. Made in Italy. Wear it around your collar or head when you're gatted.
Lastly, we have the Sanders shoes—a personal favourite of ours. I have these in every colour. We consider these the best quality for money when all aspects of shoemaking are taken into consideration, these are my favourite loafers I've owned, and the chocolate suede tops the list. You can dress suede up or down (I love suede loafers with dark selvedge denim). Made in England, solid and sturdy, and the shape is bang-on.
So there you have it, our first outfit of SS23. Look out for our 'ways to wear it', where we focus on different ways to pair the trousers featured in today's look.
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.