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Jul 16

Luigi Bianchi Mantova F/W ´14

For many Luigi Bianchi Mantova of Lubiam is not as well known as LBM1911-brand but the line’s collections for sure has the required characteristics to satisfy the needs of even a more demanding customer looking for pieces to fill one’s business-wardrobe.

Inspiration for the upcoming fall collection arises from 1960’s optical patterns featuring graphic macro checks, madras, micro designs, damier motifs and Prince of Wales-checks in different shades. The color scheme is kept restrained and earthy - making it easy to combine these pieces together. Double-breasted overcoats and suits featuring wool- and cashmere blends together with vests - offered both with matching suits or alone - top off the selection. One of the interesting choices in terms of materials is the intertwining of cotton and wool bouclé yarns that is used to produce a kind of multicolor 3D effect on suits and blazers.

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Jul 15

Mismo S/S ´15 @ Pitti Uomo 86

Danish Mismo has established a solid supporter base. And it has happened for a reason. For myself visiting the stand for not just see the collection but also to have a chat with Adam (the co-founder and owner of Mismo) is one of the routines during Pitti week.

The visit and collection for upcoming spring and summer did not disappoint, once again Mismo came up with an inspiring range featuring their popular basic pieces together with some seasonal and new innovations.

Full post and more pictures now @tyylit.fi

For more posts regarding Mismo - check here

imageFor the next season there were basically two new colors featured on the canvas bags - very strong & bright blue and the “rustic brown” pictured here. Especially the latter is a well-working choice.

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imageOne of the new models were the “suit carrier” that came both in canvas and distressed leather. This is something Mismo has been lacking. In addition to suits and shirts the side pocket gives room for a laptop or a pair of shoes for example.

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Jul 14

Inspired by summer - #tyylit

We haven’t done our usual “sunday-inspiration” rounds via tyylit.fi for a while but yesterday got back on track.

Just something to start the week and to be inspired by during sunny summer days…

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Pics via tyylit.tumblr.com - #tyylit / #koti / #ruoka

Jul 11

Bastong @ Pitti Uomo 86

Bastong that I in the first place got familar at Pitti Uomo in January is a South Korean company, dedicated to making classic but casual daily outerwear with a philosophy that “Regardless of genre, ‘anything that’s well made does work”. 

The selection of the brand is small including basically 5 different jackets and in addition they make 1-2 new models differing from one season to another. The design of Bastong focuses on creating a clean look combined with high quality materials and construction. As they say by themselves - a good product with good care will last forever.

Collection for spring and summer ´15 is named and inspired by “Sahara desert”, including two different color schemes - a sand picturing the sand dunes and dark blue to portray the clear nights of the desert. For the season, in addition to the “original collection” there are couple of really nice additions, such as the classic rain mac. Trying to create personal interpretations of army inspired garments is not easy, but Bastong is one of the uncommon brands that succeeds in that task.

As with many Asian brands and products the availability in Europe (or in America) is not that good but check out their own web store in case you are interested. UK-based John Simons should also have Bastong jackets in their selection later in the fall.

For more pictures and some thoughts in Finnish - tyylit.fi

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imageWearing “All-Korean” - Jacket by Bastong and denim by Finealta.

Jul 10

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Jul 08

Tuesday-evening #tyylit-inspiration
Simple summer basics for hot and sunny days. Most of the items are picked from still on-going sales.
Shirt: James Perse Shorts: Gant Rugger Sneakers: Converse
Shades: Cutler and Gross Tote Bag: C6

Tuesday-evening #tyylit-inspiration

Simple summer basics for hot and sunny days. Most of the items are picked from still on-going sales.

Shirt: James Perse Shorts: Gant Rugger Sneakers: Converse

Shades: Cutler and Gross Tote Bag: C6

(Source: tyylit.fi)

Jul 07

Same fit - different angle.
G.Abo Napoli / Kamakura / Finealta / Berg&Berg / Mismo / DCI Sweden
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photo courtesy of guaizine.tumblr.com

Same fit - different angle.

G.Abo Napoli / Kamakura / Finealta / Berg&Berg / Mismo / DCI Sweden

For more pics - follow via instagram

photo courtesy of guaizine.tumblr.com

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Jul 03

Throwback Thursday - Pitti Uomo WAYW-round-up

It’s almost two since the last day of Pitti, here are one more time all the outfits I wore during the week from day one till day 4, which although was not much more than traveling back to Finland after a quick visit to the fair.

All pics courtesy of stilmasculin.ru.

Day 1

imageSuit: SuitSupply Shirt: Schoffa (mtm) Tie: Arcuri Cravatte

PS: Christian Kimber Shoes: Alfred Sargent Portfolio: Ralph Lauren

Day 2:

imageJacket: Lardini (via Sauma) Trousers: Berwich Shirt: Isaia (mtm)

Tie: Berg&Berg Shoes: Christan Kimber Bag: Mismo

Day 3:

imageJacket: G.Abo Napoli Trousers: Finealta Shirt: Kamakura 

Tie: Berg&Berg Shoes: Carmina (via Sauma) Bag: Mismo

Day 4:

imageJacket: Beams+ Trousers: Finealta Shirt: Gran Sasso

Shoes: Superga Bag: Mismo

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Jul 02

Berg&Berg - summer sale

The summer season is already almost coming to an end and shops here and there have been starting their summer sales. One of DLA supporters, Norwegian Berg&Berg also started their sales today so in case you are looking for some new ties, pocket squares, scarves or leather goods (and even if you really weren’t), take a look at their selection.

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Most of the products comes with 30-50% discount and considering the good price-quality ratio of Berg&Berg products even with their normal prices, there really are some good deals available. But you better be quick as some of the most nicest pieces such as the unlined linen ties are already gone.

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Here are some of my favorites from the range still available:

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Jul 01

The GIGI S/S ´15 @ Pitti Uomo 86

One of the most expected collections to see at Pitti Uomo this time was definitely The GIGI, a company founded by brothers Mario and Pierluigi Boglioli. After seeing their first collection (f/w ´14) presented in January the hopes of seeing something new, interesting and inspiring were high. And  together with Eidos Napoli the collection of The GIGI was definitely one the highlights of the fair.

Fashion resides within bodies and architecture dresses places

The theme and inspiration for the S/S ´15 collection by GIGi is the intersection of fashion and architecture. As said by themselves, for both it’s a question of volumes and for both it’s challenging to pursue and anticipate changing times.

The collection itself (as the first one seen in January) is  a bold and innovative play in terms of materials and patterns used. Jaquard and Fil Coupé interplay with weaves and interwaven threads with strong tones combine materials such as linen, cotton, wool and mohair. All in all the collection is pursued by the perceptual expedience in colors, dimensions both symmetrical and asymmetrical movements that are applied to the classic pieces of men’s wardrobe.

The pieces shown (which of course is not the full collection) are not made for everyone and they are bold as they are but for anyone looking to spice up their look and have a bit of variation to the wardrobe The GIGI is definitely worth taking a look.

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imageThe booth itself was made to be very clean and simple, to show the use of architecture as an inspiration for the collection and clearly demonstrated in pieces such as this double-breasted blazer.

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imageSimple yet effective. Softly tailored blue cotton jersey jacket to be combined for example with light denim and a t-shirt for a casual summer look.

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imageOne of my personal favorite pieces of the collection was this green double-breasted jacket. In the close-up can be seen the little details such as woven texture and marble buttons.

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