1ST PAT-RN SS15 Pitti Preview
Visiting Silvia, Alessio and Cris has become a regular entry on my agenda ever since I came across 1ST PAT-RN. As a fan and proud owner of 3 of their jackets, it’s always a pleasure to check in and discuss new developments and designs. The unique military inspired aesthetic along with an exclusive “cavalry di maglia” fabric, allows for a tailored yet comfortable look: fully unstructured with no lining, the knitted fabric adjusts to the body and regains its shape after each wash.
For SS15, the major change comes through the addition of bottom pieces such as the indigo selvedge denim and knitted shorts. Also, next season sees a new fabric development come to life: the “gabardina a maglia”, a sort of gabardine twill that provides the first woven approach to 1ST PAT-RN models. Besides the essential single and double breasted jackets, new worker jackets made the cut in beautiful camel and indigo shades.
Engineered Garments SS15
Daiki Suzuki delivers another outstanding collection: a perfect materialization of the vintage-inspired aesthetic Engineered Garments has been known for. Mixing elements of British military stationed in India with a somewhat preppy influence, the result is an incredible mix of pattern and texture, spread throughout reinvented classics.
Brioni SS15 Collection
Navy + Camel
The notion of “time tested” has recently been associated with outdated or boring, something stagnant that presents little to no margin to evolve or update. In my opinion, nothing could be further for the truth… Without addressing the whole heritage universe, “time tested” simply translates into garments, styles or combinations which are universally praised as pillars of good taste, passed on through generations. Case in point: the outstanding match between navy and camel.
Few other combos balance understatement with visual appeal in such a compelling way. Although the original attires usually exuded a more formal aura, in this look, I resorted to updated interpretations of navy and camel garments to portray casual sophistication. The unstructured double breasted blazer by CAMO draws inspiration from traditional navy uniforms, featuring amazing cuffed sleeves, moderate peak lapels and a lightweight cotton fabric, pairing beautifully with the pleated camel chinos. The washed denim shirt and navy suede loafers add contrast and texture to the look.
Details: double breasted blazer by CAMO, denim shirt by Hentsch Man, pleated chinos by Purificacion Garcia, suede loafers by Buttero, shades by Linda Farrow Luxe, watch by Daniel Wellington and ring by Progetto Fede.
Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira
Ph: Filipa Alves