I’m one of those guys who always go for the earthy tones such as brown and beige, but lately I started to admire a touch of colors in my outfit. In today’s post I wanted to play around with the mustard yellow color and found this beautiful jacket from the legendary jacket manufacture Valstar.
Military inspired clothing will always have a special place in my wardrobe and something that will never go out of style. As fall is already upon us here in Stockholm, I wanted to create this inspiration collage for how the wear the flight jacket. This type of jacket can either be combined with everything from jeans to more formal trousers. It’s versatile, and with a faux or real fur collar, it will also keep you warm during most of the fall season.
A walk in town or in the park, the choice is yours. A semi-casual outfit will be the perfect choice for the weekend walk. Go for a tie less look with the polo shirt, and put your shoe trees in your oxfords and bring fourth the loafers instead. Bring everything together with a earthy tone of on the jacket, scarf and a leather bag that matches the loafers.
Stockholm just passed the highest measured temperature record today and some may wonder what you are able to wear in this heat. You can either wear a suit or jacket in a high twisted wool for maximum breath ability, or as for today’s inspiration, a jacket made in seersucker cotton. This will not only keep your cool in this weather, but it will be a just about right in terms of casualness. Combine it with a pair of light colored trousers, loafers and some classic sunglasses for the perfect summer look.
The winter is finally coming to an end and the spring is showing itself in Stockholm. It’s time to hang in the heavy overcoat and bring forth the unlined jackets. One of my favorite combination for spring is the suede jacket and that is exactly today’s foundation is for today’s collage.
A new year means new opportunities, and of course new inspiration. Today I’m inspired of my favorite color scheme, the earth tones. Combining different colors from same color scheme creates a harmonic look and a perfect way to create an unique outfit. A tip are try throw in different types of clothes, both formal and casual.
2017 is slowly coming to an end and for the last post of the year, I would like to present a different look for New Year’s Eve. The tuxedo may be on of the most orginal outfits to wear as a gentleman on this evening, but few are comfortable with it. Instead of the tuxedo, I would like to make a stand for the three piece suit, combined with a crisp white shirt and a black grenadine tie. Do not forget to add a plain white pocket square and a pair of black wingtip brogues to make the outfit a bit less formal.
What I really like about winter is the heavy knitwear, and using different garments for layers to stay warm during the colder days. A personal favorite is the turtleneck in a soft merino wool or cashmere, combined with a pair of old school flannel trousers and a sport coat with a heavier fabric.
Finding good value for your money is one of the main goals for my blog. The feeling of finding a product which reaches up to your vision and exceptions, but still does not make a huge hole in your wallet is unique. The Swedish shoe company Myrqvist is one of these companies and today I will the honor to tell more about them and a small review of one of their shoes.
Myrqvist first collection was launched last year in November after a successful campaign on Kickstarter. The company succeeded to pledge over 680.000 SEK for their campaign at the website, and became the most funded fashion campaign ever created from Sweden.
With the Kickstarter campaign behind them, the company were able to release a bigger collection in November which included not only the announced oxfords, but also Chelsea and Chukka boots.
The company saw that many of their customers went to the local shoemaker to glue an ordinary rubber sole to their shoes, which started ideas within the company how to us this opportunity of the customers behavior for a better shopping experience.
To adapt to the Nordic climate and saving costs for their customers, they successfully launched their most popular shoes with a so called tomir rubber sole earlier this year. A tomir sole is a sole that is made in a rubber material and sewn directly against the leather sole to create a more aesthetic rubber sole and protection against bad weather. A ordinary glued rubber sole is instead placed above the leather sole, creating a less neat and flat experience, but also risking that the rubber sole will loosen up in the front.
We experienced that a lot of our customers choose to leave their shoes at the local cobbler to glue a rubber sole above the leather. Therefore, we decided to offer an option that saves that cost and also giving the customer a more neat and clean impression – Founder of Myrvist, Sebastian Öhrn
Another high awaited expansion took place in the end of summer when the company released four new models on the same last, which includes three different loafers and the popular double monk strap. The loafer season may be reaching its last days in Sweden, but wearing a pair of loafers with wool socks for the fall is more right than ever. A pair of suede loafers will be a great companion to dress down a suit or to a pair of flannel trousers and jacket.
Earlier this spring, the company also opened up their warehouse in Johannesfredsvägen 5 in Bromma with a showroom where the customers are able to try the full collection and buy samples or discontinued models. The opening of the showroom and the new collection are proof of how the company continuously work to improve their services and products.
I took the opportunity a few weeks ago to visit the new showroom in Bromma to be able to try the different shoes from the collection. At the end, I fell for a black Adelaide called “Skytteholm” and decided to take them home to set if they will perform in real life.
As of today, I have now been able to give these pair of shoes a fair chance and wanted to share my inputs in this article.
Let us start off with the finishing of the shoes. They are made of a french calf leather which offers a good combination of price and quality ratio. I did not have any issues to polish them or to achieve a good spit-shine which is positive.
A closer look at the leather shows no flaws or usage of low quality hides, which is impressive when you think about the affordable price tag at 1999 SEK. The only thing that I’m able to find is that the brogue pattern is a bit uneven in some places, but it is also not the first time that I have seen this in this price range. This will probably improve in the further batches and models.
Except that, I’m very happy with the shoes and they belong to one of the most comfortable shoes that I have worn in this price range. For 1999 SEK, these shoes are a bargain and I can’t wait to see the next collection from Myrqvist.
For today’s post I would like to push for the tie-less look for the ongoing summer season. Try to throw away the tie sometimes for a more relaxing and cooler look in the hot summer weather. When wearing an outfit without the tie, try focus on materials such as cotton or linen for the jacket, and sneakers in suede or leather for a even more leisure look.