Trussardi SS13 Collection #1
Outstanding use of green here, one of my favourite shades lately…
Long goes the time when my footwear collection was mainly comprised of sneakers…nowadays, loafers, brogues and oxfords have taken the spotlight, but it feels nice to sport a classic leather sneaker on occasion. Up until now, I stuck with Paul Smith’s Ibsen in white leather and chocolate brown suede, but this version by Buttero in rich green was just too good to miss out on.
One of the most decisive aspects in determining whether you go in a store or not, has to be its shopping window. An appealing one is bound to raise your interest and entice you to wander in, craving to know more about the store’s universe.
On this note, Por Vocação is definitely worth mentioning. In a joint effort with a few collectives, their latest entry revolves around Buttero’s SS11 collection, drawing inspiration from and celebrating the use of “green” high grade vegetable tanned leather. By combining a selection of natural plants, wooden floor boards and letting their imagination run wild, they were able to come up with a truly amazing window.
Over the last few months I’ve developed a growing passion for green. Previously an almost nonexistent tone in my wardrobe, I have been becoming fonder of its versatility and stylish appeal, which led me to purchase a few new items and dig up others that had been stored away for a while…
Darker shades of green (hunter comes to mind) have been the order of the day in many Fall/Winter collections this year, making a stand as a great alternative to the traditional color palette of blues, browns, grays and blacks. It’s a perfect match for your slim fitting dark blue jeans, grey slacks or khakis, adding interest and richness to your overall look.
This look is all about mixing and matching pieces from different backgrounds and styles, such as the vintage Harris Tweed blazer purchased at Portobello market in London, the military inspired hooded shirt and the brown tasseled loafers. I love trying to come up with new combinations and uses for my pieces, such as pulling off the double shirt look by using the military shirt as an overshirt, which worked out great since its adjustable button closure allows me to perfectly frame the woolen tie and decide how much to show. Also, the use of two plaid patterns in different scales (blazer and tie) adds that extra bit of flare and visual appeal to the whole attire.
Vintage Harris Tweed blazer, military hooded shirt by Osklen, white oxford button down by Ralph Lauren, dark blue jeans by Levi’s (511 Slim), brown tasseled loafers by Lottusse, plaid woolen tie by Coisas d’Homem, watch by Gucci and socks by H&M.