Nothing says summer like seersucker, which is why we love this two-tone necktie from the American company General Knot & Co. The tie features the classic seersucker stripe on the outside and an indigo-colored vintage 1950′s folk art print on the inside which depicts birds, dogs, stags, flora and fauna. There is something that just screams Hampton’s. Only 20 of these handmade ties have been produced in a limited-edition one-time-run. It is available for $118 USD (approx £72) through General Knot & Co.
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Seersucker is big with the Brandish team and Matthew Willamson‘s quite lovely seersucker striped suit, as Isabelle highlighted last week, is likely to make awareness of this fabric an all-time high. But what makes it such an ideal summer fabric? Wikipedia (as ever) explains all: the weaving process ’causes some threads to bunch together, this wrinkled appearance causes the fabric to be mostly held away from the skin’, keeping you cool and meaning no ironing is necessary. Result!
So what are your options? I bought a pair of slim, white/grey needle stripe pants at Banana Republic in the US last year, a great staple, they’re available here at the Regent Street store. For a darker take on summery seersucker, B-store’s, black pleated pants are now on sale at ASOS. Finally, this vibrant, Madras check shirt also at ASOS puts a bright spin on the traditionally subtle stripe.
Following on from the high profile launch of Matthew Williamson’s H&M range for women comes his men’s collection.
As you can tell the collection takes inspiration from Williamson’s mix of traditional Brit and colourful hedonism, with brights, seersucker (a brilliant summer fabric) and tie dye. “I have aimed to incorporate a styling juxtaposition where global inspiration is fused with quintessential English style.” said Williamson. It might be a little much to wear all together, but the seperate pieces will definitely give your summer wardrobe some pep.
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Off to a sunny climes for an Easter break? Here’s a head to toe look to get the locals talking and keep you cool. The seersucker blazer from Topman makes a change from the blue or grey fine stripe associated with this fabric. The pink of the blazer sets off nicely the deeper red of this colour-banded vest by Jil Sander. I love these wide-legged shorts (also by Jil Sander), which will definitely air you to the best advantage if you’re heading somewhere steamy but equally, look classic enough to wear in town as well as at the beach. Finally, some classic espadrilles grounding the look with a touch of Mediterranean tradition, in black .
As a final touch you could add a Panama hat – this year’s trilby – casting a shadow over that mysterious (and possibly sunburnt) visage.
Given the snowy conditions out there you might not be thinking about your spring wardrobe just yet, but fashion waits for no man and what better distraction from the ensuing chaos than some internet shopping? ASOS are fully stocked for summer, with some great options in chambray and seersucker. This dark chambray, unstructured blazer (similar to the Acne/Lanvin collaboration) is a great staple. Seersucker has been building popularity over the last few summers and a pair of slim-fitting pants with that charming fine stripe is a great use of the fabric. The denim barrel bag is a snip at less than £10. Finally this short-sleeved chambray shirt with polo-type collar and the desert boots in lovely soft tones are both steals.
ASOS are promoting this look through a themed video called Bistroteque – a name many Londoners would associate with Hackney’s trendy bistro/drag cabaret venue rather than ‘Riviera chic’ but it certainly sets the tone.
The preppy look is great as long as you add a strong dash of subversiveness, all those smart clothes can look brilliantly anti-establishment if you wear them a certain way. Unruly Heir’s lilac seersucker hoodie is gorgeously preppy, it would look great teamed with other candy brights for a punky take on the posh-boy look. I’m thinking multicoloured deck shoes (the preppy shoe of choice), pale pink jeans and an orange Lacoste polo shirt. Are you with me?