Breaking the habit #2
Following the first entry on the series, where I focused the more traditional full suit look, it’s time to get down to business with the so called breakdown. As I addressed before, breaking down a suit consists simply of understanding its full potential and changing your perspective: instead of perceiving it as a whole, look at each piece individually, be it a two or three-piece suit. By doing so, not only are you able to expand your wardrobe alternatives, but also get the most value for money from your investment which, depending on the suit, might be considerable.
This time around, the look revolved around the pants from the windowpane wool suit: this is actually one of my favourite ways to reach a well balanced attire, combining elements from both polished and casual aesthetic. The undeniable elegance of cuffed slacks sets the perfect canvas for more relaxed combinations, such as the crewneck tee and bold orange v-neck sweater, which layer beautifully under this unique vest-interpretation of the peacoat. Off-white leather sneakers and a lightweight cotton cap add the final details to the look.
Details: peavest by Tonello, v-neck sweater, ribbon belt and windowpane slacks (part of a suit) by Purificacion Garcia, crewneck tee by Levi’s, leather sneakers by Paul Smith, cap by H&M.
Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira
Beyond Fabric x Purificacion Garcia #1
Following my previous introduction to its SS13 collection, I got a chance to style some looks for Purificacion Garcia using my favourite pieces for the season.
Starting with what might just be my first choice among all the garments in the collection, and one of the season’s essentials, this suede bomber jacket instantly earned its way to the top spots of my wishlist. The beautiful taupe shade with chambray lining and orange/burgundy highlights on the pockets and zippers, set the mood for the whole look. A contrasting pale blue crewneck sweater underneath, dark denim with contrast orange stitching and supple suede boots pick up the chromatic and texture themes. The stripped knit tie adds a dash of color and pattern to the mix..
Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira
Fighting off cold with color: found this rich dark green toggle coat during a Summer sale and have been waiting to sport it ever since. Love everything about it: fit, deep pockets, plaid inner lining and that color… perfect match for most neutrals but off the chart when paired with brighter shades as orange.
Dark green hooded toggle coat by Gentleman, orange v-neck by Purificacion Garcia, white dress shirt by Paul Smith, jeans by H&M and boots by Buttero.
Model and Styling: Miguel Vieira
Photography: Rita Lino