MAN 1924 SS15 Pitti Preview
By now, the outstanding label run by my friends Carlos, Jorge and Olga needs little to no introduction. From Spain to the world, they have been able to set MAN 1924 as a menswear reference for good taste and classic tailoring with a twist. Meeting with them and going over their creations is always pleasure: besides the amazing garments, they present what is arguably the best styling and layering at Pitti.
The perfectly balanced mix of casual and polished elements, brilliant pattern and texture combinations and superb use of accessories, results in an eye-catching collection that appeals to most. To top it off, a brief conversation is enough to understand their passion and the authenticity poured into each creation, as they embody this very personal style and philosophy reminiscent of the Spanish tradition.
For SS15, the collection delivers a classic color palette focused on pastels, with the occasional navy and blue adding some contrast. Linen and lightweight cottons are abundant, as are special waxed and washed finishings spread throughout blazers, parkas and safari jackets. Their interpretation of the safari, featuring a super soft washed cotton fabric and details such as epaulets, belt and deep pockets was probably one of my favourite pieces on display at the fair.
Tony Ward for GQ Spain
As I mentioned earlier, a week ago was my birthday and to commemorate it I took a day off to enjoy a little getaway…On one of the days I got a chance to visit Pontevedra, a beautiful Spanish city with rich historical heritage. The only downside was that by the time we got there they were enjoying the “siesta”, which ranges from 13:30h to 16:30h, and during which all the stores are closed. Well, I got a chance to appreciate the (other) great things in life…
Beautiful gardens and parks
"Tapas" and a cold beer in the sun
The best company
The DB suit
Relaxing at the hotel after a great day