#8 - Merola Cashmere Lined Leather Gloves
#6 - Camo Circus Cardigan Navy/Khaki
#5 - Borsalino Cervelt and Wool-Blend Felt Fedora
#2 - All things cashmere from Massimo Dutti (now on sale)
I’ve been so overwhelmed with work and my post graduation that I almost forgot Christmas is here! This time around, I’ll be posting a last-minute roundup of some season’s favourites, in no particular order…
#1 - Suitsupply Boston Plain Blue Double Breasted Suit
Christmas is upon us!
As that special day draws near we all feel compelled to share the spirit with those we consider most special. And although actions are the way to do it, it’s always nice to offer them an appropriate gift to get the message across. So for all of you out there struggling with last minute offerings, I’ll be posting a few ideas throughout the week!
Play It Fair…
If it’s generally accepted that certain colors have more in common with specific seasons, the same can be applied, although to a lesser degree, to patterns. To name but a few, stripes and gingham are usually sported in Summer whereas argyles, for instance, are more wintery. Even if within a fashion forward universe, this traditional approach is being overlooked, the concept still remains to a large extent. It there’s one such pattern that symbolizes Winter in all its frost white glory, it has to be Fair Isle.
Named after the homonym island located in Northern Scotland, it consists of a local traditional knitting technique where up to five distinct colors are combined in rows, creating a uniquely characteristic mosaic pattern. Originally found only in this island, its visual appeal has captured the heart of designers and stylish individuals alike, earning it a place in runways and shops worldwide. Its recent burst in popularity placed it on most Christmas wishlists and allowed designers to create a never before seen variety of items, in an array of fabrics and shades.