Boglioli AW14 Lookbook
It’s interesting to see how one of the epitomes of Italian suiting keeps on delivering refreshing takes on classic menswear staples. With a keen eye for the latest trends, Boglioli seamlessly incorporates small tweaks to their offerings, adjusting everything from fit, washes, length, textures, colors and superb use of accessories.
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The notion of “time tested” has recently been associated with outdated or boring, something stagnant that presents little to no margin to evolve or update.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
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Clarks x Gloverall Desert Boots
We have it so much better
When it comes to fashion, men have it easier than women in a variety of ways. Although trends and collections are a reflection of the surrounding environment, usually influenced by prominent stylish personalities, when it comes to menswear the cyclic changes are much more subtle than those of our female counterparts…While there are also seasonal trends such as particular prints, garments or even wearabilities, the pages in which menswear is written have a century-old patina cemented over years of gentlemanly tradition.
In a way, this allows us to seamlessly update timeless attires by mixing trendy, up to date details instead of purchasing a whole new wardrobe…Ok, maybe not an entirely new wardrobe, but it’s a fact that women tend to buy more at cheaper prices, and (most) womenswear strongly sails with this flow. For men, you just know that some garments will always be classics and survive the test of time and passing tendencies: say a 2 button navy blazer or a perfect fitting suit - buttons, lapels and cut may vary or reminisce but if you stay within a certain spectrum, chances are they’ll stay with you for a long time.
So for us gentlemen, it all comes down to the old mantra of buying less but better: invest in quality pieces, splurge on essentials and save on ethereal garments. Not only will you feel more confident and look flawless, but at the end of the day you’ll end up with pieces you love, ultimately saving money and making your life much easier when it comes to getting dressed in the morning…
Photos by Park & Bond