Beyond Fabric x Purificacion Garcia #3
Sunshine sets the motto for brighter, bolder shades to bring that extra kick into your attire. What initially began as small details through colorful accessories, soon evolved into shirts, jackets and last but not least, bottoms. Even with a vast color palette at our disposal, purple is definitely not the first that comes to mind when choosing the so called “go to hell” pants; nonetheless, as soon as I spotted these jeans I just knew I had to incorporate them into a look…
The unusual shade is actually quite versatile allowing for beautiful combinations with both lighter and darker garments, such as the navy heavy knit shawl collar cardigan with duffle fastening and the pale blue gingham shirt. The floral print tie carries on the playful nature of the outfit which is then anchored by brown suede chukkas with contrasting neon orange laces.
Ovadia & Sons AW12
When a wool blazer isn’t enough to fend off the cold but you still want to look put together, layering is fundamental. Although puffed vests or topcoats are the most usual choices, don’t leave your heavy wool cardigans out of the equation. This wool shawl collar version brings new depth and texture to the whole outfit when paired with all the other elements, while adding an unexpected twist to the mix. As a plus, the details on this blazer are outstanding: perfect fit, paisley collar lining, frayed hems and deep side flap pockets…
Wool shawl collar cardigan by Massimo Dutti, wool 2 button blazer by RICE, contrasting club collar shirt by Rugby, white jeans by Massimo Dutti, cashmere scarf by Burberry, polka dot silk knit tie by Carolina Herrera, tie bar by The Tie Rack and vintage braided leather belt.
Model and Styling: Miguel Vieira
Photography: Rita Lino
Beyond Fabric suggests…
This time around, I decided to pair two of my favourite pieces of the year: the chambray shirt and white jeans. Chambray is just one of those fabrics that can’t go unnoticed; love it or hate it, its unique texture sets it apart from the rest and adds a fresh and relaxed feel to any look. This updated take on the traditional chambray shirt, by Sir Paul Smith, features 2 front pockets, contrasting white stitching and cream buttons. Top it off with this navy lambswool shawl collar cardigan by Fred Perry, for added warmth and a play on the different hues of blue. The wooden-like buttons and padded elbows make it all the more interesting. On the bottom, a pair of white jeans: one of the most terrifying pieces for most men (more on that on a future post). White is neutral, so as long as you keep your jeans fitted and simple, you can mix them with pretty much everything. This pair by Nudie Jeans Co. are slim fitting and will treat you good. In what regards footwear, D.S.Dundee’s chestnut oxford brogues in contrasting leather (grain/soft) take it to the next level. Accessory wise, a soft cashmere Stewart tartan scarf by Ralph Lauren will keep you warm while introducing a new color to the look, adding flare and an invigorating twist. Finally, this seamed buffalo leather shopper by Zara is perfect for carrying around your belongings and is a perfect match for those outstanding brogues.
Bear in mind that these looks are mere suggestions to get you inspired.
Fred Perry Lambswool Shawl Collar Cardigan - 137€ @ Asos.
Paul Smith Washed Chambray Shirt - 136€ @ Paul Smith.
Nudie Jeans Thin Finn Extreme Bleach Jeans - 129€ @ Nudie Jeans.
D.S.Dundee Chestnut Oxford Brogues - (approx.) 385€ @ D.S.Dundee.
Ralph Lauren Stewart Tartan Cashmere Scarf - (approx.) 200€ @ Ralph Lauren.
Zara Buffalo Leather Seamed Shopper - 99€ @ Zara.