SS24 Look - No.19

We took a short break and are now back to our curated looks for SS24. Look 19 brings the exclusive introduction of two new brands to us for this summer at The Local Merchants. This includes the unique Italian total look label DoppiAA and the innovative Spanish espadrille pioneers Castaner. This is one for the warmer days of this uncertain British weather we have faced this year. 


Starting with the slubby 'shacket' from DoppiAA, it is Made in Italy (as is all of DoppiAA's pieces) from a premium silky cotton/poly blend and features hidden pockets down the side seams.

The neutral colour makes it easy to partner with an array of warm or cool colours and
due to its weight can be worn on its own or over the top of something like we have here with the Fedeli towelling polo shirt. 

is primarily known for its cashmere, which sometimes can be eye-wateringly expensive, but their resort line is exceptionally good for the money. Their towelling is better than any other I've owned, and I've been through more towels than Michael Phelps.

The cotton is super soft and not too fluffy. We love that the open collar has no placket and is cut in to the body making the look cleaner and minimal. We have it in other colours also, my favourite is the grape. 

swim shorts are also Fedeli, this season we have tried out the Daniel, which is the same fit as our usual Madeira, but instead of the drawstring fastening, we have here the zip, button and side tab waistband, making them easy to dress up around the bar when you nip off the beach for your Pina colada! I swear by Fedeli's swim shorts; they are ten times better than any others I've had; the elasticated back means you're not popping out of them and feel restricted when seated, like that other well-known resort wear brandalso these are made in Italy ;) 

The Espadrilles are from
Castañer, handmade in Spain, on the same machines and with the same technique as they were almost 100 years ago. The Nacho is the penny loafer style. They have the traditional jute sole, braided from rope with a rubber finish.

We find the unlined suede a smarter and more interesting option than the canvas you may find on an espadrille. They're so supple they will be comfortable for your warm feet on holiday straight off the bat!


So there you have it. Look, No.19 of SS24 is now live. 

If we don't have your size or you need advice on sizing or styling, don't hesitate to contact us. Each item is available online and in-store.

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