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.
The Perfect Tab
Having worked in the shirting business for the last 2 years, I’ve developed a serious passion and consideration for the dress shirt. Once overlooked as a mere complement to any menswear attire, it has recently achieved a much deserved popularity as a stand-out piece in most wardrobes. This pro-shirt movement has resulted in a variety of models ranging from fashion forward to reinterpretations of classics such as the club, pin or tab collar.
Among the latter, one of my personal favourites is definitely the tab collar: a trademark gentleman’s staple, the tab is the perfect match for all those who love or have to incorporate a tie in their ensemble. This specific model features two tabs located at the middle of the collar points, which fasten beneath the tie, elevating the knot and creating a unique flare that portays elegance and distinction. When renowned shirtmaker Emmett London contacted me a while back, I was excited to test run its version of this menswear essential.
Made from super fine Giza 87 poplin, this slim fit dress shirt features a snap closure tab of perfect proportions: the collar points sit beautifully on the shirt front, while the tie knot rises to the perfect height. The slim fit is spot on, as is the construction and small details such as mother-of-pearl buttons and high stich density. To match its elegance, I went for a put together look with my own personal twist: the fully unstructured peak lapel blazer and tailored slacks are toned down by the woven vest, while the color palette picks up on different shades of blue namely through the accessories.
Details: peak lapel cotton/silk blazer by Adam Kimmel, garment dyed vest by 1st PAT-RN, giza 87 poplin tab collar shirt by Emmett London, mto slacks by Gentleman Tailors, woven leather loafers by Buttero, polka dot tie by Purificacion Garcia, braces by Boggi and watch by Rolex.
Model and Styling: Miguel Amaral Vieira
Ph: Filipa Alves
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Soon available online: for pre-orders contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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