Lanvin has giving the necktie an interesting spin in their Autumn/Winter 2011 collection combining silk and wool splits. As you can see above the long end of the necktie is finished in a wool. Similarly, the bowties have a wool application that personally I think sits well with the silk. What do you think? Would you wear these split neckties?
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Taking the scruffy look which Jarvis does so well and giving it a bit of spit and polish this gentleman carries off a timeless look with elegance.
The hunting green of the cape is echoed in the scarf and the navy trousers and brown shoes reinforce this further. The final touch is the way the silhouette of his outfit matches his companions perfectly, showing how to coordinate with your loved ones without looking like a dolt!
[Source: Style Sightings]
How to do class in the freezing cold… Take one well tailored grey coat, a battered but sturdy pair of boots, slim wool trousers and top it off with a pair of tinted specs. When temperatures plummet there’s nothing like a pair of thick wool trousers to keep you warm and if you really feel the cold slip on a pair of long johns.
It might take you a while to get that impressive beard but if you’ve got the basics sorted hopefully the rest will follow.
While the whole Shiny Media team are safely ensconced at home I pity the poor souls who have actually had to drag their carcasses into work.
I wont be leaving the house for anything other than stocking up on Hob Nobs, but if you do have to brave the cold these boots would be perfect for an old-time intrepid explorer look. They’re £240 by Daita Kimura at Farfetch which is pretty pricey, but look like they would last you a lifetime.
Tuck your thick socks into your archaically befabricked trousers (I’m thinking waxed cotton or wool-lined leather), strap some tennis rackets to your feet and make like you’re off to conquer some peaks when in fact you’re only going to conquer a block of cheese via the shop next door. With your mouth.
Even if you can’t offer you handy, crafty, tipster services have a look at the video on Sunday Best, it features singing, montages and a nifty ye olde effect. For those who can, roll up your shirtsleeves and send in a contribution, it’s the perfect Christmas holiday project [The Sunday Best]
We go on about waistcoats so much I thought it was only fair to link to this comprehensive backstory on the silk and wool garment [Permanent Style]
I pity anyone going home for Christmas, shenanigans in a hometown pub AIN’T my idea of fun [NYLON FOR GUYS]
Time for a return trip back to New York, the Grand Central Oyster Bar (pictured) beckons [A Continuous Lean]
Winter has crept up on us and while you can’t beat a classic pea coat there seems to be little else on offer on the high street.
A wool bomber jacket is a more modern looking shape and goes well with newer silhouettes like double pleat trousers and cuffed jeans. The wool fabric gives the shape a smarter and more structured look than its sporty counterparts and more importantly is a lot warmer. Take your pick from double and single-breasted, zip-up, vintage, retro and modern there’s a bomber for every taste and wallet.
Their Gamme Rouge collection for women has elevated the simple puffer to a work of art, and while this Moncler jacket (£785) isn’t on a one-way journey to Kookytown it’s pretty special.
Featuring an impressive 220 grams of down in each jacket and a hidden elasticised waistband this ain’t no NAFF Co 54 market offering that will leave you shivering at the bus stop. The grey wool is a smart choice easily taking you from the rugged outdoors to the city in one fell swoop.
Not since the Aguilera/Bratman marriage has the world seen such an unlikely pairing, street fashion brand Stussy has gotten together with Whetherspoons favourite Schott to work on this jacket. Made from cow hide and wool the coat looks… really good… am I the only one who’s genuinely shocked? Pencilled in for release in November, there is no mention of price but at a guess I’m thinking- not cheap.
I recently purchased a pair of high-waisted, striped men’s trousers from a charity shop that are from Burton back in the day when it was still called Montague Burton. It was an exciting find and they fit like heaven so when I found out Burton were releasing their Heritage collection my ears pricked up.
First here’s a little history lesson: born Moshe Osinsky, Montague Burton came to England as a refugee from Lithuania and founded the company we now know as Burton.
Click on the image to start the gallery and find out more about the Heritage collection
Polo necks are still too Alan Partridge for me; as much as I love our man from Norwich the thought of actually wearing one fills me with dread. Polo necks conjure up images of saintly vicars and friend’s dads, not high fashion.
Adam Kimmel‘s slouchy cowl-neck version of the polo is perfect for fellow fence-sitters, you can roll it up if you’re feeling brave or keep the collar down. The marl-y grey colour is versatile and smart enough for formal looks, and the black trim adds definition to the silhouette. Snap it up for £270 from The Corner.
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Savile Row tailors John Pearse, under license for Konaka are the name behind a new suit which needs no dry-cleaning. The idea is that thanks to the special fabric — a mixture of fibres including wool and polyester — developed in association with Australian Wool Innovation Ltd you can wash your suit in the shower before you got to bed and the next it will be dry and wrinkle free and fresh.
Unofortunately unless you’re Japanese you can’t yet buy it but amuse yourself instead with this promo clip which sounds like a dodgy Kraftwerk video and assures us the suit needs “no ironed”. Indeed.
With the whole purple thing taking off pretty
slowly, now is a good a time as any to buy into it. They’re won’t be many people
wearing it and you’ll avoid Topman syndrome – as in you won’t leave the store
seeing six people wearing the same item you just bought. What more could you ask
Not much, I hope. But we’re going to show
you an item that’s half price and purple just because we love you guys so much.
cardigan is ahead of trend for the princely sum of $59. The only downside
is that it’s 40% acrylic. 40% isn’t Topman standards, but it’s still 40% too
much acrylic. If you can get past that, then you can get this cardigan from