Although rain is a pain, I’ve got to say I was eagerly awaiting for Fall to arrive in all its cold splendor. There’s something overly appealing about mixing garments with distinct textures and warm, earthy tones, not to mention the range of available accessories. For me, few other shades scream cold weather as well as burgundy and mustard; while the first has established its place as a classic, the latter is currently experiencing a much deserved hype moment. Not as sophisticated or regal as camel, mustard is an outstanding alternative that embodies the season’s spirit and allows for superb color schemes. Cold weather calls for cords, and this slim fitting model has been on heavy rotation lately, providing the perfect chance to sport two of my latest purchases, both in burgundy: the Buttero boots and Soeur Fedora.
Details: raw hem wool blazer by Rice, washed denim shirt by Hentsch Man, mustard cords by H&M, round toe leather boots by Buttero, wool fedora by Soeur, tortoise shades by Linda Farrow Luxe, wool/silk patterned scarf by Épice, vintage braided leather belt.
Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira
Last Weekend’s attire:
- Peak lapel cotton/silk blazer by Adam Kimmel
- Snow wash denim button down by Our Legacy
- Slim fit chinos by H&M
- Crepe sole boat shoes by Buttero
- Black tortoise shades by Linda Farrow Luxe
- Paisley pocket square by Add On
- MTO tartan plaid tie
- Grained leather belt by Wrong Weather
- Vintage chronograph by Citizen (nato strap by Smart Turnout)
Buttero Round Toe Derby Shoes
Buttero’s the one to blame when my bank account reaches €0,00…
Buttero Burgundy Round Toe Derby Boots
On their way…
There’s a common misconception that shorts have no place in the world of dapperness, that showing a bit of leg immediately throws a well put together look to the ground. If there’s one thing that Italians have shown us as of lately, is that this couldn’t be further from the truth. Granted, shorts aren’t appropriate for every occasion, say work for instance, but they’re a great alternative for these relaxed Summer months when having a drink after work becomes a routine. Make no mistake, when paired properly, shorts can elevate an attire to a whole new level while portraying that special seasonal feel. Just remember to leave the socks at home, put on a pair of suede loafers/boat shoes and top them with a shirt/blazer combo. Accessories earn you extra points…
Details: double breasted cardigan by Purificacion Garcia, white dress shirt by Paul Smith, chino shorts by H&M, fringed crepe sole boat shoes by Buttero, tortoise shades by Linda Farrow Luxe, vintage pocket square, rope bracelet by Add-On, leather bracelets by H&M, watch by Rolex (GMT Master II)
Model and styling: Miguel Vieira
One of the best ways to incorporate camo into your outfits is to slowly work it through small accessories such as pocket squares or ties, and then transition to larger accessories or garments, where the print’s visual impact grows proportionally. This backpack from Herschel has one of the most appealing camo prints I’ve seen lately, perfectly blended with contrasting leather details, which set the mood for the whole look. The vintage camel suede bomber was the perfect match for those green shades and leather highlights…
Details: vintage suede bomber, crewneck tee by Levi’s, oxford button down by Ralph Lauren, jeans by H&M, boat shoes by Buttero, camo backpack by Herschel Supply Co., braided leather belt by Acne, watch by Rolex and bracelet by street vendor.
Model and styling: Miguel Vieira
There’s no need to go over about how florals have been killing it lately. By now, you’ve all seen hundreds of variations on the theme in every SS12 collection. While I already owned a couple of alternatives, I have a hard time saying no to Our Legacy especially when they deliver a capsule collection with such an outstanding version. The darker shade adds an elegant feel and the pattern is perfect in both color and scale.
Details: 1950’s Seaside Garden Shirt by Our Legacy, cotton crewneck tee by Levi’s, slim fitting jeans by Zara, crepe sole boat shoes by Buttero, bracelet by street vendor and watch by Rolex.
Model and Styling: Miguel Vieira