For me, one of the most interesting aspects of colder days is the variety of outfit combinations they allow. Layering is not only a necessary technique to fend off cold, but also one of the most creative ways to explore your wardrobe and come up with unique styles. Although there are some rules to be kept in mind, both for aesthetic and functional purposes, I find myself constantly trying to bend them and invert traditional layering elements.
In this particular case, which of course is not suitable for harsh climate, I aimed to explore different uses for essential garments such as the v-neck cashmere sweater, popover shirt and tweed vest, all while maintaining a mix of casual and polished elements. More often than not, the v-neck would find its place as an outer layer with the tweed vest being worn under a blazer or topcoat; here I went for a different approach wearing the sweater over a tee, the popover shirt as an outer layer and the vest as outerwear. The polished nature of the vest, sweater and wool slacks are broken down by the chambray shirt and camo sneakers. Accessories such as the pocket square and paisley scarf complete the look.
Details: cotton tee by Levi’s, v-neck cashmere/silk sweater by Massimo Dutti, chambray popover shirt by Zara, houndstooth vest by Purificacion Garcia, tailored wool slacks by Gentleman, camo sneakers by Asos, paisley scarf by Zara and pocket square by The Tie Rack.
Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira
L’Estrange London Pocket Square Hoodies
If you perceived hoodies merely as a part of your homewear ensemble, the time has come to think that over…The duo behind L’Estrange has revamped this timeless basic to a whole new standard, redefining it as an essential must-have. Delivering a tailored silhouette with five-pocket construction, including the brilliant introduction of a chest pocket, these hoodies are perfect for layering or simply to wear them on their own. Other details include beautiful contrast linings in striped oxford cloth or paisley Liberty prints, as well as luxury italian trimmings.
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