Scabal AW12 Lookbook #1
Rome: day 4
Despite the mixed opinions regarding cargo pants I have to say they won me over, especially if we’re talking about slim fitting alternatives. Cucinelli is king when it comes to cargos (and so many other things), but until I can afford to dish out +€450 for a pair of pants, this version by Uniqlo is the next best thing. Plus, when you’re traveling those extra pockets definitely come in handy. Some basic layering on top with an oxford button down, cardigan and timeless denim trucker adds texture, color and visual interest. However, the whole look is focused on the vintage white knit tie I got the day before at a flea market for €1; white is the last color I would ever consider purchasing a tie in, and I probably wouldn’t have if it weren’t for the price, but the truth is it actually works great with darker shades.
Details: denim trucker jacket by Levi’s, navy merino wool cardigan by Purificacion Garcia, dark green oxford button down shirt by Ralph Lauren, khaki slim fit cargos by Uniqlo, brown/navy suede boat shoes by Buttero, sunglasses by Ray-Ban, vintage wool knit tie, vintage braided leather belt, watch by Gucci, socks and scarf by H&M.
Shot @ Piazza di San Lorenzo, Rome
Spotted: denim trucker jackets…the ultimate layering piece?
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
WIWT - Layering up: wool herringbone blazer by Gentleman, Eskdale vest by Barbour, snow wash denim shirt by Our Legacy, crewneck tee by Levi’s, slim fitting cargo pants by Uniqlo, argyle socks by Calzedonia and brogues by Henry James Shoes.
Styling: Miguel Vieira
Photos: Rita Lino