A few weeks back during Première Vision I got a chance to visit some iconic Parisien stores, such as Ralph Lauren’s Flagship at Madeleine. Among all the outstanding garments, I instantly fell in love with this Purple Label Suede Front Cardigan.
As I’m celebrating my birthday tomorrow, I just thought I could shamelessly post this, on the off chance some “generous soul” (yeah my parents read the blog) decided to send it over as a gift…
Polka Dots & Houndstooth
Taking garments and accessories out of their original context is one of the things that inspires me the most when it comes to menswear. This is something I’m constantly looking out for in new collections or simply by observing stylish individuals on the street. As menswear “rules” bend more and more, so do the limits of creativity and mixing and matching.
Bowties are no longer the epitome of formality nor limited to tuxedos…as a matter of fact, this is precisely one of the pieces I love dressing down with a relaxed candy striped oxford shirt and a pair of worn out jeans. A cashmere cardigan with contrasting houndstooth elbow patches and a reversible gillet add the final details to a casual, put together weekend attire…
Details: reversible gillet by Zara, houndstooth elbow patched cardigan by Annapurna 5+1, candy stripe oxford button down by Our Legacy, jeans by Levi’s (511), polka dot bowtie by Add On, cashmere scarf by Burberry, vintage braided leather belt and watch by Daniel Wellington.
#6 - Camo Circus Cardigan Navy/Khaki
Although tweed is, in its essence, a wintery fabric, its amazing texture and feel shouldn’t be restricted to one season alone. During transition periods as the one we’re currently experiencing, you’ll be facing colder days when the comfort and panache of a tweed blazer is unmatched. I found this vintage double breasted version at Broadway Market, London, for €30,00 and fell in love with instantly, plus no alterations were needed. Thrown over a shirt and a lightweight cardigan is the perfect alternative for colder days. Worn out slim fitting jeans, black cap toe oxfords and a cashmere scarf make for the rest of the look.
Details: vintage double breasted tweed blazer, slim fit dress shirt by Throttleman, lightweight cotton cardigan by H&M, Levi’s 511 slim (tailored), cap toe oxford shoes by Raparo, socks by Paul Smith and cashmere scarf by Burberry.
Model and Styling: Miguel Vieira
Photography: Rita Lino