It is finally time to put on the tweed jacket, a jacket that will accompany you long into the cold winter days. The tweed jacket is one of the true classics in a mans wardrobe, you have probably even seeing old photos of you grandfather wearing one of them. Brown, grey or navy are the colors that will be the best choice to begin with, colors that has endless of combinations.
Today’s inspiration comes from one of the best summer colors, the light blue. It’s easy to combine with most of your summer wardrobe but it works especially good with different shades of white, beige and brown. We celebrate that the summer finally has arrived in Sweden by combining these light and beautiful colors for today’s collage.
The navy suit is without any doubt the most versatile piece of clothing that you can wear in the office, but sometimes there’s just moments when you want to dress down. We still have the shirt and tie but instead we’re replacing the oxfords with a pair of loafers and a more bold pocket square. This may not be accepted at the more formal meetings, but I think it’s a perfect example how you can dress down for the office without drawing too much attention.
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.