When your wardrobe has grown to a considerable size, comprising most essential menswear pieces, it’s time to start throwing some less conventional additions to the mix. Nonetheless, it’s curious to see how sometimes you start looking at those core essentials in different ways, experimenting and pairing what until then, didn’t resonate as obvious choices.
This was just the case with this outfit: although cargos have slowly been out of the equation in recent times, they most often prove a reliable alternative to denim, chinos or slacks, when you’re aiming to portray a different ensemble. This washed-out dark green version called for a brighter shade on top, perfectly filled by the beige piquet two-button blazer. The earthy color palette seamlessly blended with the wintery nature background, while accessories such as the floral printed scarf, plaid pocket square and vintage shades highlighted the overall look.
Details: beige piquet blazer by Massimo Dutti, cable knit sweater by H&M, denim shirt by Hentsch Man, green cargo pants by Uniqlo, leather penny loafers by Lottusse, floral scarf by Èpice, plaid pocket square by Add-On, vintage shades.
Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira
SS14 Inspiration by Journal Standard
La Paz AW13 Shetland Knits
Spread the word: Hillflint
Kickstarter has rightfully earned its place on my list of favourites, as one of the most brilliant concepts to bless the web. Thankfully, as of lately, there’s been a wide array of outstanding projects who’ve seen their goals matched or even surpassed, with Hillflint being one of them.
Created by John Shi and Woody Hines, the brand sets out to deliver the perfect sweater, suitably named The Mark One. Admittedly inspired by a preppy aesthetic, reminiscent of “Take Ivy” times, Hillflint aims to recreate a luxury version of the timeless crewneck sweater. Combining over a pound of the finest two-ply Australian Merino wool, with ribbed cuffs and hem, raglan sleeves and 7-gauge stitching, they are able to deliver both exquisite quality and fit in a unique sweater. The brand has now surpassed their goal (over 50% in the first 12 hours), but feel free to visit their Kickstarter and give them hand!
Massimo Dutti October Lookbook
Orley SS14 Lookbook
I first met the trio behind Orley during Pitti Uomo 83 and couldn’t help to be amazed by their outstanding knitwear offerings (they were showing AW13 at the time). The american based, italian made label is an expert when it comes to knitwear, incorporating highly advanced techniques into sweaters, cardigans and jackets. For SS14, the brand presents yet another refreshing and irreverent approach, expanding the collection to incorporate tailored trousers and relaxed pleated shorts.