CAMO AW13 Preview
I’ve been closely following Stefano Ughetti’s label for some time now and for me, there’s no way around it: CAMO is one of the most appealing brands out there. Imbuing classic sartorial pieces with his unique vision, Stefano delivers a breath of fresh air to everything from suits, trousers and blazers, making them the perfect choice for everyone wanting to look sharp with a twist. His aim? Deliver quality tailored garments that people want to wear and feel comfortable in, almost like a second skin… With production taking place in Biella, Italy, the attention to detail is visible in each piece: impeccable fit, clean lines and unique weaving effects are just part of it…
Stefano is definitely a designer to look out for, so much so, that one of his suits was part of a curated selection of pieces in Angelo Flaccavento’s “Vestirse da Uomo” exhibit, showcasing 20 essential items every men should have in his wardrobe (more on that later). To top it off, both him and his staff are among the nicest people I’ve met to date.
While we’re still months away from getting our hands on this collection, that green twill suit is already on my wishlist…
It seemed only fair that Pitti’s first brand to be featured was one of my longtime favourites…The Sani family has been constantly delivering outstanding footwear with a unique handcrafted feel, earning the first place in my wardrobe with 11 pairs, so far…
For AW13 they bring us a few reinvented classics, but also step it up a notch with camouflage prints and fabric/leather combos. To top it off? How about their trademark Tanino sneaker in a premium Horween version? Drooling already…
So it’s true that Portugal’s been going through some rough times with the crisis and all, but I believe that one of the things that keeps people going is our climate. Even if you’re broke, being able to take a walk down the seaside during a beautiful sunny day right before Christmas, is something that gets your spirits up. It definitely felt nice to strip a few layers down and roll the sleeves up while making use of seasonal fabrics. This vintage flannel button down was an instant grab due to the soft touch and bright color, a perfect winter alternative that can be worn by itself or as an overshirt. I have a thing for mixing garments with different levels of formality, taking them out of context either by breaking them down or dressing them up. The casual flannel shirt was a blank canvas for a put together look featuring a fitted denim gilet, cashmere tie, classic pocket square and dub monks…
Details: denim gilet by CAMO, vintage flannel button down, jeans and cashmere tie by Massimo Dutti, grained leather double monks by Meermin, black tortoise shades by Linda Farrow Luxe, MTO pocket square, vintage braided leather belt and watch by Daniel Wellington.
Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira
#6 - Camo Circus Cardigan Navy/Khaki
A Unique Parka
Whenever the weather allows it, changing from heavy duffle or overcoats to something lighter and more practical is a welcome change. The lightweight parka is an essential and versatile addition to any wardrobe, an allrounder wearable from early Fall to late Winter. This Cross Jacket is a perfect example, combining a soft twill fabric with several outstanding details such as a warm puffed lining, adjustable drawstring on the waist with leather detailing, biased patch front pockets and button cuffs. Its mao-like collar works brilliantly with a turtleneck sweater, providing the perfect chance to take a break from shirts while keeping a polished and elegant look. I must say my position on turtlenecks has been one of love/hate, mostly because of the poor uses we come across on a daily basis, but also due to its cliché-ish associations. To keep things interesting a dash of color through orange chinos and striped socks, balanced by a pair of blue suede loafers…
Details: Cross Jacket by CAMO, merino wool turtleneck sweater by Zara, chinos and socks by H&M and suede loafers by Buttero.
Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira
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