The White Briefs AW14 Pitti Preview
If I was asked to point out the best “revelation” of Pitti’s latest edition, I would probably have to say The White Briefs. While the brand’s been around for some time now, this was actually my first visit to its stand and I must say I was nothing short of impressed.
I believe a structured wardrobe is cemented on quality basics, a selection you keep on rotating all year round and that perfectly blends with most of your attires. These basics fall into several garment categories and don’t necessarily need to be boring or uninteresting: the thing is, quality essentials are hard to find…
As such, when browsing through The White Brief’s upcoming collection I was feeling ecstatic. A solid selection of quality basics, set on the values of exquisite fabrics, craftsmanship, comfort and a hint of sustainability through the sole use of organic cotton, made for some of the most impressive garments around. The khaki cotton kimono and navy contrasting sweatpants are already on my wishlist.
Ph: Beyond Fabric
SSAP AW14 Hand-Dyed Natural Indigo
On the list #1 - Visvim x Dover Street Market
Due to a series of soon to be released projects, my ‘Xmas wishlist selection has suffered a slight delay. Nonetheless, it’s better late than never, so throughout the week you can expect a steady flow of personal favourites…and what better way to start than leaving you flat broke right off the bat? The debut of Dover Street Market in New York sees a range of exclusive pieces from Visvim, including several boots, jackets, vests and shirts.
Minotaur AW13 “Dawn” Lookbook
The Japanese label elevates standards once again, delivering high quality selvedge denim paired with an array of groundbreaking pieces. Among them: cable knit woven pants and an outstanding gradient dyed effect on outerwear and wintery shirts, embodying the transitions of light and color that occur during the early hours.
"In the late 1800’s, a Scottish weaver created a series of fabrics in a limited edition for the world’s four most prominent universities: Harvard, Yale, Cambridge and Oxford. As a whole, the series of fabrics was quickly forgotten—only Oxford found a place in the modern closet. Similar to poplin, Oxford is based on a plain weave, though it uses double threads in both weave directions for a more distinct texture"
- Eton Shirts on Oxford Cloth.
Unionmade AW13 “Indigo” Lookbook
A celebration of indigo portraying a selection of pieces from the Californian retailer, including Unis, Journal Standard, Golden Bear and Quoddy.
Unionmade x Gitman x Liberty London Capsule Collection
An outstanding collaboration resulting in a variety of shirts and accessories, portraying unique floral prints over indigo chambray fabrics