The layering season is starting to reach its peak time here in Sweden and it is a good idea to build up different layers underneath your coat to stay warm. The key is still to have a warm and comfortable coat, and one that stands out in the crowd is Private White V.C Jeep Coat. For today’s inspiration board, I have combined it with the same shades of brown.
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.
After a short break on the blog, we head straight back into business with our weekly lookbook coverage. Today we will take a look at the latest collection from one of the oldest bespoke tailoring companies in the world, Gieves & Hawkes.
Gieves & Hawkes is a well-renowned bespoke tailor that are located the in the venerable 1 Savile Row, London founded in 1771. This makes Gieves and Hawkes one of the oldest continual bespoke tailoring companies in the world. Today the company still offer their bespoke and military tailoring service, but also a full ready to wear collection. For this spring and summer, we can find tailored clothing, shirts, accessories and a new and exiting capsule collaboration with Orlebar Brown.
The collection is photographed by Vincent Peters with the model Charlie France in front of the camera. We can see the aesthetics of the British tailoring combined with leisure wear worn in the tropical heat of a holiday in Havana. This is a different and interesting collection from a prestigious company as Gieves & Hawkes, but they deliver a good combination of casual and tailored garments without going too far from their heritage.
There’s been a lot of talking about Italian tailoring lately on the blog because of my liking to this particular silhouette. Today we will look into something different, and instead steer to the coast of England where Gieves & Hawkes shot their latest campaign.
For the latest lookbook from Gieves & Hawkes, creative director Jason Basmaijan takes us to an English summer on the coast, starred by British models Tom Warren, Mattehew Holt and Harvey Newton-Haydon. In this beautiful scenery the boys shows one of the finest English clothing that’s available, dressed in different tones and shades of blue, grey and sand. The suits have a subtle texture to them but also a softer shape with inspiration from the Italian silhouette.
Most of the garments are made in Italy but the eveningwear is hand-made in England since a few seasons back. Casualwear features the Savile Row precision, both in terms of fabric and quality. Some of the outwear such as the duffle-macs and peacoats are offered with sealed seams with the weather resistance storm system wool from Italian Loro Piana. Everything from the suits to the knitted ties is styled in a monochromatic way, something that’s been seen a lot during the last year in the fashion industry.