A blazer may feel too formal for some, but there are other alternatives to begin with. A knitted blazer is the perfect combination of formality and sportswear. It is leisure, comfortable and easier to wear with everything you throw at it such as a pair of jeans or chinos. Today’s collage flirt with the early days of summer, where you will be able to wear your knitted blazer with the classic and elegant panama hat and a pair of tassel loafers.
After a long week at work, wearing your business suit in the office, a leisure inspired outfit could be the trick to make your weekend even better. Tailored clothing in all honor, but leisurewear is the way to go during the weekend in my opinion. So go ahead and hang off your suit on the hangar, and bring fourth the classic leather jacket.
April is finally here and spring is still going strong with higher temperatures here in Stockholm. What I like about spring is the use of lighter shades of brown for your outfits. So for today, I would like to present a collage compiled with different shades of brown.
Jacket – Oscar Jacboson, Shirt – Drake’s, Pocket square – Paul Smith, Sunglasses – Orlebar Brown, Trousers – Incotex, Shoes – Crockett & Jones
Spring is finally here and the temperature is reaching the level when you are able to throw off the coat. Instead, you are able to wear a suit on its own to embrace the weather, and instead focus on colorful and lightweight accessories. Today, I choose a navy suit from Oscar Jacobson as the foundation in the outfit, combined it with a casual oxford shirt from Morris and a pair of suede monk straps from Santoni. With the addition of the lightweight regimental grenadine tie from Eton, a colorful and playful pocket square from Drake’s, it becomes a excellent outfit for spring. Do not forget a pair of sunglasses to protect your from the sun, in this case a pair of classic rounded Ray-Ban’s.
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.
Drake’s and Stoffa are an all time favorite here on To Quote and what could be better than a collaboration between the brands? That is exactly what happened and now the brands are presenting their first collaboration with Stoffa’s famous hats and Drake’s special attention to details.
I can straight away tell you that Drake’s could be one of the most mentioned brands on To Quote, and the reason for this is simple. Drake’s is one of the few brands that always develop new and interesting products, but they are still maintaining their heritage in everything they do. And they succeed of doing this once again with a unique collaboration with the brand Stoffa.
Stoffa is run by the influential Agyesh Madan, previously known as the Director of Product Development for the exclusive brand Isaia Napoli. Agyesh vision with Stoffa is to offer products that will last for a lifetime, with well thought through designed and personalized garments that are respectfully produced from the raw materials to the end customer. As of now, he offers ready to wear accessories with an unique made to measure service for trousers and jackets.
This hat was originally designed to be functional and easy to bring on your travels. The outcome was a rollable rabbit felt hat that will regain its shape after being rolled. The decorative band and the lining that are normally seen on men’s hats were removed to be able to make it the ultimate travel companion. When being delivered, it will have a generous brim that will be untouched so that each owner and add their own personal flair. The more you wear it, the more soft and relaxed it will be come.
What makes this collaboration such a great match is that we are looking at two brands that shares the same vision and beliefs. Both brands believes that creating thoughtfully designed and tested products will make them last for decades to come.
The final product for the collaboration ended up with a version of Stoffa’s popular rollable rabbit felt hat with an exclusive sweatband designed by the Drake’s team. It will be offered in a limited quantity two different color options, in a rich chocolate brown and forest green.
Today’s post is inspired by my own outfit that I worn earlier today. I normally like to wear this color combination during fall and winter with a turtleneck and suit, but I thought to myself that I should work during summer too. Blue and grey in all its glory, but I would say that this combination will be seen more often from now on.
We continue to look at the upcoming spring and summer collections and today we look at an all time favorite on To Quote. We head to London, and more precise No.3 Haberdasher Street, where will find the accessories specialist Drake’s.
Drake’s spring and summer 2016 takes us back to the 1950’s and brings us a collection full with washed out colors and textures. We can see different and unexpected color combinations such as pastel colored jackets in light blue combined with orange accessories. Linen dominates the tailored clothing, a material which creates comfortable and interesting textures for the shirts and jackets.
In the other end we have Drake’s more classic printed ties and scarves that are still the foundation for the collection. No other company has come close to deliver the same amount of interesting accessories as Drake’s, and the spring and summer collection does not disappoint. For this collection, Drake’s has also announced that they will do series of pocket squares in collaboration with Luke Edward Hall.
Drake’s succeeds to deliver a collection with garments that are both elegant and relaxed at the same time. The only thing we need now is the spring.
The full lookbook can be seen on Drake’s website here.
The Chukka boots are probably one of the most versatile shoe a man can have in his wardrobe. It can more than less be used all year round, depending on the material and type of sole. My favorite is the sturdier suede chukka with a rubber sole as it can be used both for the fall, winter and spring season here in Sweden. It can stand both against snow and rain, and the suede will develop a greater patina the more you use the shoes. A personal favorite among all chukkas are the one that Christian Kimber did in collaboration with Eidos Napoli for last fall and winter collection.
Add the discount code passportsale on Christian Kimber’s website to receive 40% of your order (only valid for the Passport collection).
In the last part of the sale series we will talk about ties and my favorite picks from the season. We will talk about ties in different price ranges, with different details and in various of colors.
Part one for my favorites suits can be found here, and the second part for the jackets can instead 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.