Summer is closing in and today we will focus on one of my new favorite colors for summer, chocolate brown. I will also have the opportunity to present my newest project from Sartoria Francesco Guida in the near future. A suit in a chocolate brown lightweight wool, perfect for summer, and Pitti Uomo.
A color that has caught my attention lately is tobacco, a color that reminds of the color of a cigar. What makes this color different is that it not too light, nor too dark as the chocolate brown may be sometimes. Today I wanted to show you how good the tobacco color can look and I choose to combine it with shades of blue. Due to the nature of the tobacco color, you can easily change the blue accessories to brown or even forest green and still look stylish.
There is a lot talking about the navy suit here on To Quote but you can never talk to much about it. Today I would like to show you that it does not matter if winter or spring season, it will always look great. This outfit is inspired by the simplicity of the navy suit and combined with some of the classic pieces that are known in menswear.
Today we will take a break from the tailored clothing in Italy and will instead head to the beaches of Melbourne. It is here where we are able Christian Kimber and his inspiration from his debut collection, The Passport Collection.
The British born designer Christian Kimber recently delivered his debut collection and lookbook called “The Passport Collection”. For the lookbook he wanted the products to be shown in their natural environment and where the inspiration came from the very first begin. He went back to where it all began in the Jan Juc beach, with the photographer Sebastian Petrovski and model Tre Samuels an early morning to be able to catch the early sunrise and beach beautiful environment.
Every single product is inspired by his travels across the world, with each piece in the shoe range having a story behind it and explaining the choice of color and texture. For some of the sneakers you are able to see a hint of a wave in the pattern, a detail inspired by the waves from the beaches of Melbourne. This is just one of many examples of personal details that Christian has put into the products of the Passport collection. The attention to details are also shown in choosing the materials for the shoes and where and how they are manufactured. Each shoe is handmade in Spain or Italy by the finest natural materials and leather-lining for the best possible comfort. This is without any doubt a debut collection to be remembered from the talented designer Christian Kimber.
So you might see the hint of a wave in the pattern of a sneaker, or a nod to a wallpaper print in piping. Ultimately, my goal was to create such beautifully made shoes that they would work no matter what you wear. Handmade with love in Spain or Italy, each shoe is classically constructed and leather-lined for ultimate quality and comfort. I hope you enjoy wearing them as much as I did designing them – Christian Kimber
For this weeks inspiration we will leave the colorful Pitti Uomo behind us and get back to my favorite color palette, combining it in a more casual way. It’s not more complicated than this, use a cotton suit and a pair of loafers to dress it down. The diver on your wrist will be the perfect companion for the summer, break the rules by wearing it with a suit, exercise or even take a swim with it.
Pitti ended last week and it’s without any doubt a place of inspiration. The true inspiration isn’t seen inside the fair from all the new collections, it comes from the visitors attending. A person who always captures my attention is my friend and executive editor of Manolo, Andreas Weinås. This inspiration is dedicated to one of Andreas outfits during the fair that was just brilliant in all thinkable ways (header credits to Style.com & Tommy Ton).
Jacket – Suitsupply, Shirt – Alessandro Gherardi, Tie – Viola Milano, Trousers – Camoshita, Pocket square – Francesco Serraiocco, Sunglasses – Illesteva, Bag – Vass Shoes, Shoes – Edward Green, Watch – Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15202
Pitti Uomo 88 is over for this time and open its doors once again in January. In last fair we started seeing longer jackets and high-waisted trousers and this could be seen seen even more this time, a sight for sore eyes without any doubt.
The time has come once again to visit the summer edition of Pitti Uomo in the beautiful city of Florence. It’s one of few times when friends from all over the world gets to together to talk about clothing, eat wonderful food and drink infinite glasses of red wine and Negroni’s in the sunset. Inspiration comes from earthy colors, especially colors like beige and brown which what this Monday inspiration will focus on (header credits to W Magazine).
Last week we took a different trip to the coast of England to see what the English brand Gieves & Hawkes had to offer for this summer season. Today will steer the course back to Italy and take a closer look on Pal Zileri’s latest collection, a brand that’s been showing us both modern and classic silhouette in the past.
Pal Zileri may not be as successful as Caruso, Corneliani or Ermenegildo Zegna but they are making well made garments with high quality fabrics and with a impressive range of different silhouettes. They offers three different lines, the main Pal Zileri line, Cerimonia and LAB where the first two have a more focus on fabric, construction with a more classic silhouette compared to the clothing from the LAB-series. The LAB collection offers a more trend sensitive silhouette with much more focus on the younger customer and fashion orientated customer.
Today’s focus will be on the mainline from the brand and as last seasons collection it doesn’t disappoint. The color palette shows different shades of blue, beige and white and we can clearly see that a softer take on the window pane trend for Pal Zileri, a trend that’s been strong during the last couple of the seasons for the brand and other brands. The silhouette is a still a bit on the shorter side but I think we can see a trend that brands such as Pal Zileri is going more for the classic silhouette. Nonetheless, this is without any doubt a collection to look forward.