In the world of menswear, the New Year means one thing: the arrival of the spring/summer collections. From Saint Laurent designed by Mr Hedi Slimane, to the LA denim brand Simon Miller, new and existing labels encompass the season’s biggest trends: Bohemian style, printed shirts and bomber jackets, the colour indigo, the summer tuxedo, and a Mr Elvis Presley in Hawaii aesthetic, to name just a few. Click through the gallery above to discover shots from our Look Book, and to learn more about some of our latest brands.
We are currently sitting in the in-between phase, as far as the temperatures are concerned. Some days its warm enough for light layers, the next you’re suiting up for the cold snap. The Classic Chore Coat from Tellason is the perfect piece right now. I wear it as an outerwear option on the mild days and as a mid-layer under a windbreaker or waxed jacket when the temperature drops. I keep coming back to these Burgundy Engineered Garments Workaday Cords and think they go great with this group of clothing. In all of my exploring, I’ve not yet found anyone else who can make this perfect burgundy colour and in cords more perfectly than EG. Which brings me to these Peanut Crepe Sole Bluchers from Quoddy, another class act. You could easily wear these three out of four seasons on the coast, which puts them at the top of my list.
I was honored to have been invited to Frank Clegg’s Workshop this weekend. It was on a Sunday afternoon and i really appreciated the fact that Frank was willing to go out of his way to meet, greet and get into great detail what he did for a living. I was highly impressed at the workshop alone but when he really showed me the full detail of his work and the thought and character he and him employees put into their products, i was in awe. Heres some of the photos with a brief description of what was in store for me.
Mr. Porter // The Edit : Cashmere - Loro Piana
Fabric names are often delectably expressive - take the crisp sound of the word “cotton” for instance, or the shiny, clean connotations of “nylon”. Few are as indicative as cashmere, however, which is widely regarded as the precious stone of the textile world - a notion evidenced by the fact that it takes approximately four years for one cashmere goat to grow enough wool for a single sweater. Man has been sourcing this exquisite textile from the cashmere goat since the 3rd century BC, but it was a French revolutionary general stationed in Egypt who helped set the trend in motion in Europe when he sent a cashmere shawl to his wife in Paris. By the 19th century it had gained traction across the continent (helped, no doubt, by Queen Victoria being a fan), when the wool was imported from Tibet, spun into yarn in France and woven into sweaters in Scotland. Neither monarch nor revolutionary, it seems, can resist this timelessly tactile knitwear - and neither can we.
Mr. Porter - The Journal - Five ways to wear a Peacoat