SS23 Curated Looks - No.2

SS23 Curated Looks - No.2

Look No.2: Another interpretation of a formal summer outfit worn by Ed from The Local Merchants. Mixing silks and cotton with luxury smooth textures and a touch of simplicity with the brown and white tonal colour palette. This outfit is muted yet far from boring. White trousers can never be boring!


The first piece, already becoming a customer favourite for spring, is the silk glen check jacket from Swedish tailoring brand - Studio 73. Crafted using a pure silk fabric by the Italian mill - Lanificio Di Pray. At an initial glance, you can see the brown and cream check. However, closer inspection reveals a subtle navy thread woven within the brown pattern. The jacket is a half-canvas construction, giving the garment more longevity, movement and breathability. 


studio 73 glen check jacket at the local merchants


The trousers, back to trusty Berwich. You will find that most of our trouser offerings are made by this company, purely because we find they are the best at what they do. This stretch gabardine is made in their best-selling "Morello' fit. These are a tapered fit with a mid-rise, flat front and belt loops, an ideal shape for your 'everyday' chino. 

I know white trousers are marmite, but we firmly believe they are one of, if not THE, items you should have in your summer wardrobe. They go with bloody everything except for white, of course. A white top, trousers and trainers can make you look a little bit like you're playing cricket or starring in a David Brent music video. Back to the fabric, which has a slight stretch, is lightweight and can be dressed up or down. Did I mention they're made in Italy? 




Carlsberg doesn't do shirts, but if they did, this shirt would be it. Or as we like to call it, "The Jamie Redknapp". It has a long point, button-down collar with a generous roll that perches well with a tie or without. So for this particular look, we opted for sky blue to add a flash of summery-ness. Chuck a sports jacket over it or a Merino crew neck. Bloody lovely. It also comes in white and has two fits—slim or fitted body. Why thank you, Stentstoms

This mid-brown tie from Eton is made in a silk & wool blend, a lovely 8 cm width pairing up nicely with the belly on the lapel. A slight bit of 'hairy' texture adds some depth to this ensemble. 

Many of our customers, growing up in Southend, are familiar with it being called the hub for the mods through the 60s, 70s, & 80s. And know of this shoe brand very well and think of them fondly. GH Bass, Bass Weejuns, the 'original penny loafer' from the USA, were and still are a hit for the like of the mods and Ivy leaguers of today. This chocolate loafer is constructed in the 'pull up' leather from Bass, a lot softer and more comfortable than the original tough, blistering leather. A sleek low profile means they can be teamed up perfectly with denim. 


GH Bass and berwich trousers at the local merchants


All held together nicely, with the English-sounding Italian luxury leather goods brand Andersons, woven in Parma and finished by their in-house artisans, this belt is ideal for any occasion, from formal wear as shown above to something more functional like a round of golf, the perfect accessory for any man's wardrobe.


look 1 & 2 ss23 at the local merchants


So there you have it; Look No.2 of SS23 is now live. So look out for our 'ways to wear it', where we focus on different ways to pair the jacket 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. 


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