CAMO Rally Collection AW13
Inspired by a famous race taking place during the 80s in the brand’s founding grounds of Biella, Italy, designer Stefano Ughetti challenges us to follow our instincts when it comes to personal style. Similarly to race car drivers who must rely on their instincts at all times, the collection channels the concept of following your inner voice. Besides trademark classics like the CAMO trousers and jackets in an array of wintery fabrics such as heavy wool and tweeds, the collection also delivers outstanding knitwear and accessories. The double breasted green wool and navy herringbone suits are definitely on the list…
Vacation’s Attire Day 1
Coming back to my beachside hometown for a few days was the perfect excuse to bring out some of the more summery alternatives in my wardrobe and throw some layering and accessories into the mix. Enjoying a more casual, relaxed vibe, Figueira da Foz is a prime example of how scorching heat gives place to chilly evenings, meaning everything from cardigans and sports coats up to sweaters is a common alternative for a walk around town. Knowing in advance what I was up for, I packed accordingly, aiming to have several alternatives which allowed me to stay in tune with a vacation feel.
This chambray-like linen popover shirt is one of my favourite summer purchases and proof, that yet again, there are some nice steals at major retailers like Zara. The beautiful shade and details such as the hidden button down collar, front zip closure and biased side pockets, give it a nice twist and versatility; moreover, the quality of the linen used is surprisingly reasonable when compared to other lower-end labels. The unique shade goes perfect with the sand/pinkish tone on the relaxed chinos, which are paired with grey fringed boat shoes. Finally the bold ethnic scarf stands out on its own, but also ties everything together by picking different hues from all the remaining pieces and accessories such as bracelets and signet ring.
Details: linen popover shirt by Zara, v-neck tee by Levi’s, cotton chinos by Our Legacy (tailored), fringe boat shoes by Buttero, ethnic scarf by Purificacion Garcia, watch by Daniel Wellington, beaded bracelets by Viola Milano, vintage silver signet ring.
Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira
Grey and Beige
Grey is a basic essential in every man’s wardrobe, being second only to navy, the epitome of menswear versatility and timelessness. A light grey or charcoal suit and slacks are the perfect example of pieces you’ll most likely end up wearing for years to come. The trick, so to speak, is finding new ways and combinations to sport them in order to keep a polished yet unique look: one that reflects your personality among the remaining thousands of guys wearing the “same” suit. Distinction can be achieved through a number of ways, be it fabric quality and fit, or subtle personal details such as linings, cuff length, etc. - basically you don’t need to reinvent those essentials in order to stand out.
This outfit is the result of a balanced mix between classic and edgier pieces, combining the elegance of grey slacks and beige shades on the sports jacket and derby shoes, with highlights of color and pattern on the accessories. The latter, along with the almost melodic color combination, are definitely what gives the whole outfit a new life: this unique button-down patchwork scarf works perfect both under a jacket (assuming a vest-like appearance) or on its own. The blend of different hues of grey and patterns such as checks, houndstooth and herringbone makes it a statement piece in its own right. A perfect fitting white dress shirt works as a blank canvas for the scarf and burgundy tie and pocket square…
Details: cotton piquet sports jacket by Massimo Dutti, MTO spread collar shirt by AGVA, 110s wool slacks (part of a 3 piece suit) by Purificacion Garcia, taupe suede derby shoes by Buttero, patchwork button-down scarf by Zara, polka dot tie by Vicri, vintage pocket square, tie bar by Tie Rack, watch by Daniel Wellington and shades by Ray-Ban.
Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira