The grey suit is a wardrobe staple, but are sometimes presented as a boring and formal choice. That may not always be true, and there are many ways to make the grey suit more interesting only by combining the right accessories. For today’s post, I wanted to go for a classic outfit in a seasonal touch with the cotton and linen suit from Boglioli.
For today’s post, I wanted to quickly talk about the grey suit. Let’s face it, the navy suit will always be hard to beat due to its versatility. The grey suit is great candidate for the second place, just behind the versatility of its navy companion. The reason behind this is simple as the nature of the color will make it easy to match and combine with the full color spectrum. Use the subtle color of the grey suit as a foundation, and then add accessories in either tone in tones, earthy or why not some sparkling color? To help you out, I have added a few favorites from the upcoming season in different price ranges.
Let’s face it, blue is the most forgiving and easiest color to match. It can be matched with the full color palette, but what has been on the table for a while is the monochrome way of styling. For today’s inspiration collage, I would like to show how to combine this in an elegant and usable way.
Today we continue our weekly coverage of the latest lookbook for the season. We head to the northern parts of Italy and to the province of Brescia. It is here where we are able to find one of Italy’s leading brands for mens tailored clothing called Boglioli.
Boglioli was earlier run by the Boglioli brothers, Mario and Pierluigi until late in 2012 where the brothers decided to sell their shares to start their new project, The Gigi. With new owners and designers in the company, Boglioli still offers their lightweight and washed tailored garments but also more fashion inspired collections. For spring and summer 2016, Boglioli shows that they are more fashion than ever with interesting combinations.
With inspiration from Brazil during the 1970s, Boglioli delivers a collection with soft colors such as powder pink, cobalt blue and and burgundy. We can see jackets that borrows the shape of 1970s, tailored clothing combined with polo shirts and lightweight knitwear.
Monochrome inspired outfits have been a favorite lately, and today we will take a look how to combine different shades of grey. Grey is probably the easiest color to create monochrome outfits with, and will create an elegant and subtle look. Try to use at least three different shades of grey, as this will create a deeper and more interesting color palette.
Last week we took a closer look at my favorite suits on the ongoing winter sale. Today it is time for the next part where I will pick my ten favorite jackets from different online shops.
The first part where I posted my favorites suits from the sale can be found here. The sale has been ongoing for a while so these products that I will share will not last for long, so do not wait too long to buy them if you find something interesting.
We continue to look at the winter sale that are ongoing in online stores around the world. I will make three parts for this series, where the first part will be my ten favorite suits that you will be able to find on the ongoing sale.
Last week we talked about my thoughts and experience, and what you can do to make the most out of the sales periods. Try to focus on products that you will be able to use for a long time instead of seasonal ones that are based on current trends. A good point of advice is to find garments with subtle colors and textures. Instead of buying that colorful suit with a large windowpane pattern, try to find a suit with colors such as navy, chocolate brown, camel, dark grey or forest green.
To help you on the way I have picked ten of my favorite suits that you will be able use for many years to come.
We will continue to talk about sale, but for today I would like to share my thoughts and experience for the topic. I will talk about what I have learned during my years and what you can do to get the most out of the sales periods.
When I started with fashion, the sales periods were one of my favorite times of the year. At that time, I looked closely at a few selected garments from my favorite brands during the whole season and tried to buy them as soon as they appeared on the sale. The mistake that I did during that time was that I bought garments that were a bit odd and unique to that particular season and ongoing trends. The effect of this is that I ended up with a lot of garments that I only used one or two seasons, and that later ended up collecting dust in the wardrobe. It took many years before I realized what I actually was doing to myself and my wardrobe, which was growing rapidly every season. This may sound weird to some, but I think there is more people than you think that are having the same behavior during the sales periods.
When we think more about this behavior, I think we honestly can recognize that it is in our nature and that it is just one of many ways how we humans rewards ourselves. For clothing companies this has been a fact for many years and for them it is an effective way to increase sales. Now, I know that some people will question this statement and instead ask the following question, “But sale means that the clothing companies will lose sales, as they discount the products”. This is absolutely true, a company will lose profit during sales as they discount their products, but this is where the high margins comes into the picture. Margins for clothing are often three times or even higher than the price that is shown to the customer. A note here is that these margins do vary a lot depending on where the product is produced, the process behind the product and what the companies themselves choose to profit. With this said, I clearly want to point out that I do not think sales is something dangerous or bad for us, quite the opposite. From a customer perspective you will be able to buy a product that has some kind of discount attached to it, which means that if you already were planning to buy the particular product from the first beginning, you have probably made a bargain.
From my point of view, I think it is in most cases better to buy those things that will last for many seasons. Try not to buy products just because they are having a discount attached to it, as these garments probably will end up in the back of your wardrobe. From my experience, I think it is instead better to buy products that are known to be wardrobe staples and classics. These products can sometimes be a bit more expensive, but as you are able to use them season after season, it will make the buy affordable at the end of the day. The companies are well aware of this and which means that you have to search a bit more to find them. When you are able to find these classics on sales, I promise that you have made a bargain and found a product that will last for years.
Lately, we have seen a different silhouette that has emerged from various brands. Today will take a look at how the Italian brand Boglioli interpreters the new and growing silhouette inspired from the 70s.
Boglioli reveals a new collection with influences from the elegant Italy in 1960s and 70s. The tailoring clearly shows a different silhouette with slightly shorter jackets, but with high waist trouser to give a more graceful proportion for the bearer. The color palette is subtle with blues and browns, mixed with timeless fabrics including tweed and wool. We can see a various mixture of both classic and modern tailored garment, but also a nice addition of fine and heavy knitwear. We find characteristic corduroy, classic pinstripe and tweed suits in different shades of brown, tan and grey.
Boglioli carries on the latest trend influenced from the 70s with a longer silhouette, and the brand is not alone doing so. After years of shorter and slimmer jackets and low waist trousers, I think it is a relief to finally see a change. Boglioli starts off in the right direction with this fall and winter collection and we will hopefully see even longer jackets next season from the brand.
When fall is closing in most people think about dark colors such as navy, brown and grey. Dark colors do indeed belong to the fall and winter season but let’s not forget that brighter colors still can be used. If you want try out these brighter colors for your fall and winter outfit, try to use it for your trousers or as an accessories. Here’s one of my favorite color combinations for fall, burgundy and white.