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.
With inspiration from yesterday’s outfit, we take the double breasted jacket and combine it in an informal way. Double breasted jackets or suits are normally know to be more formal due to its construction and peak lapels. But this does not mean that it can’t be worn with odd trousers or jeans, quite the opposite in my opinion. Today, I wanted to create an outfit to show an example how this could look.
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.
L ast week we looked at my favorite beanies for the winter that arrived last week in Sweden. Today we will continue in the same direction and take look at the winter season’s most important garment, the overcoat.
The overcoat has been worn for centuries, at first for more formal events or as part of a military uniform. Today the overcoat has an iconic status and the use for the garment has changed drastically. Today it is worn in every thinkable occasion, both for the walk in the countryside but also as outwear to cover you business suit in the city.
The definition of an overcoat is a type of long coat that usually ends below the knee, something that has changed because of today’s shorter silhouette and fashion. I would say that most of the overcoats that are found in stores often ends above the knee. It is mostly used during winter to keep you warm and is the most common choices of fabrics are wool, wool-blend or cashmere. A bit more unusual fabrics that can be found are the mohair, angora and camel hair but that still offers warmth. As always it is a matter of personal taste but normally the wool is the most budget friendly choice, where cashmere instead is the most luxurious and expensive.
Coats normally have two different types of buttoning, either the so called single or double. Single breasted coats normally have two or three buttons, where the first button often is just a detail for the three to two rolled lapels that can be seen on many coats today. If the coat has a three to two rolled lapels as seen for some of the coats below, I would recommend not to buttoning the upper button as this will only make lapels look wrong. The double breasted coat have in most cases six buttons as on the traditional double breasted jacket. Here I would highly recommend to keep the lower button unbuttoned to make the coats drape better.
What about choice of color? I would start with a navy coat, as this is the easiest color to combine with everything from jeans to suits. After this I would personally buy a camel colored coat which is a true classic to wear. Other colors that are good choices and easy to use are grey, brown and dark green. The choice is yours, but here are my ten favorites for the season.