Today I want to tell you about simplicity and elegance. Let’s start off with the navy sport coat, a true wardrobe classic and a garment that will be used for many years. The oatmeal trousers, a well used color for spring and summer but easily forgotten for fall and winter. Now let’s look at the denim shirt, a shirt that will make your outfit perfectly casual in the right way. Combine these pieces with brown accessories and shoes, and of course with you favorite watch and you will be ready for everything.
It is no secret that Drake’s London is one of my favorite brands. They are most known for their ties and pocket squares which has become famous worldwide for their craftsmanship and quality. Today it is time to take a look at Drake’s new fall and winter collection.
Drakes’s has been in the business since 1977 and their original collection featured quality scarves. The range quickly expanded and a range of handmade ties and pocket squares quickly followed. Today, Drake’s has become one of the most famous luxury haberdashers and seen in exclusive stores all around the world. Most of the collection is still produced by hand in the heart of London at 3 Haberdasher Street.
Creative Director Michael Hill delivers a collection that’s both refined, casual and with interesting choice of materials. The British preppy style still takes a big place in the collection but a hint of Italian and American elements can also be seen.
An old friend of the brand, Jason Jules, models in front of the camera and wears everything from colorful wool jackets to casual popover shirts. Some of the updated garments that can be seen is the Gloverall dufflecoat, longer-length peacoats, ribbed Donegal wool beanies and lambswool gloves. It’s a collection full of beautiful products with commitment to excellence in both craftsmanship, quality and design.
The full fall and winter lookbook can be seen on the Drake’s website here.
During the last year I have learnt a lot about myself and I would say that I finally found my own style. I do like tailored clothing a lot but I have also learnt that you can use and combine it in so many different ways. One of my greatest idols, Yasuto Kamoshita, is one of many who shows new and fantastic outfits every time. Today’s inspiration is both a tribute to Yasuto Kamoshita but also that you can wear tailored clothing with so much more than a shirt and tie.
October is closing in and the fall season has officially begun here in Stockholm. Today’s inspiration will focus on some of my favorite colors for fall, brown, cream and bottle green. These colors will match will almost everything in your wardrobe for the upcoming season.
The midseason is officially here in Sweden, which means colder weather but especially a lot of rain. This is our main inspiration for today and we try to protect us from the rain but still have our style intact. In an attempt to stay dry we combine a handmade umbrella and a pair of shoes with rubber sole.
Beige is the color of summer and looks fantastic against a tanned skin. Beige can be worn with nearly every color but it has it favorites and will looks best with green, brown or blue. Here’s a take on how I would wear the the beige suit, with a little twist with the pocket square and the black details on the loafers.
The Panama hat, one of the most classic head wear piece a gentleman can wear. It can be worn in various of ways, casually with a pair of khaki trousers and a polo shirt on top, to a navy suit with the tie and leather shoes. I couldn’t decide which one I should choose, so I made a inspiration with a combination between both of them.
So spring has officially arrived and the temperature is slowly rising to comfortable levels. The temperatures are changing quickly during spring, some days can be nearly as hot as early summer days and days after can instead be windy and chilly. This is where the scarf comes into the picture, the scarf is the perfect companion to stay warm and to add a stylish detail to your outfit.
The scarf is known by many names but the most popular ones are kremer, cravat or muffler. The origin is not completely known but one of the stories comes from Ancient Rome where the garment was used to keep clean rather than warm. History tells that they were originally used by men to wipe sweat from their faces and necks. Later on women started using the scarves but more as an accessories and has been worn by the women as a fashionable item ever since. In other cases historians believes that the scarf were used to identify different ranks of the Chinese warriors during the reign of Emperor Cheng in China. The same theory was seen around the 17th century in the Croatian army, where officers had silk scarves and the soldiers were instead issued with cotton scarves.
It wasn’t until the early 19th century before the scarf became popular for both men and women. Nowadays it’s one of the most versatile clothing accessories that both women and men can wear. It can be worn with everything and it doesn’t matter if’s a suit, sport coat, sportswear, sweater or a t-shirt. You can mostly say that the scarf is used in two different ways today, either you use it for layering to stay warm or as a fashionable detail for you outfit. For both options it’s crucial to choose the right material for your scarf, everything depends on which season you are planning to wear it. You don’t want to use a thick wool scarf in the middle of the summer, neither using one in a lightweight linen fabric for winter. For spring and the upcoming summer there’s a lot different options to choose from, but a lightweight one is recommend so it’s possible to wear it as long as possible into the season. Nowadays you can find a lot of very good fabric combinations but the most popular one is wool and silk. Wool and silk combines both the breathable wool and the silk that gives the garment luster. But there’s no other fabric that can compare itself to cashmere, it’s soft, breathable both during hot and cold weather and has a extraordinary luster.