It took us a while but the 2nd entry of the Beyond Fabric movie series is now up! Shot once again at our hometown of Figueira da Foz, Portugal, the focus is on a polished yet relaxed Summery attire, with Driftwood Collective’s brand new shop as background. Two distinct universes come together through our mutual love of beautiful things and creative concepts, but overall our friendship and brotherhood.
Details: Adam Kimmel cotton/silk peak lapel blazer, Boglioli checked cotton/linen shirt, CAMO cargo pants, Buttero suede boat shoes, Rolex GMT Master II, Viola Milano bracelets and Linda Farrow Luxe tortoise shades.
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
Round it up
Apart from the main elements which comprise an ensemble, one of the most essential add-ons is definitely shades. They are one of the few accessories whose design is as relevant as functionality: sunglasses not only enhance your aesthetic, they also protect your eyes from harmful sunlight. In fact, chances are you’ve grown so accustomed to them that no matter the time of the year, you won’t leave the house without a pair.
When it comes to models, we’ve been experiencing somewhat of a revival moment, with many of the successful models of old making a strong comeback (you need only take a look at Ray Ban’s latest reissues of the Wayfarer, Aviators and Clubmaster). One of the trends which seems to be picking up is that of round shades à La John Lennon.
Although eyewear should be picked according to one’s face, to ensure adequate framing, if you’re lucky enough to look good in these, you should definitely pull them off. I would advise on going for the originals, trying to snab a pair off Ebay or thrift stores, but for those of you who prefer them new, here are a few options…
Raf Simons vs Linda Farrow
Ralph Lauren Purple Label