Even though weather is still pretty warm (at least here in Finland) one can sense that autumn is coming as most of the brands are already coming up their fall and winter collections. Viola Milano is no exception as they yesterday launched the first patch of their fall collection for ties.
At this point it’s only about ties as pocket squares, beanies and scarves for colder months will be released in the first week of September.
Cashmere for all occasions
In terms of ties the collection for fall is basically based on two different materials, wool and cashmere. Cashmere ties come in two different folds, 3-folds for the striped ones and 7-folds for the plain, one-colored ones. In addition there’s a selection of 3-fold wool ties featuring classic polka dot pattern. As usual all of the ties are finished with hand rolled edges and untipped.
Personally I’m especially fond of the one-colored cashmere ones as they are (imo) as versatile as a tie can be. Easy to combine with your business suit for work, with denim and a sport coat or even with a wool cardigan and corduroy slacks for the most casual occasion in case you still want to dress up a little. In case you only are looking for one tie to purchase this fall, my suggestion would be a navy cashmere one.
Check here for the earlier posts regarding Viola Milano.
And more post regarding ties - check here.
Spanish Meermin has recently launched a new website including clearer, simple and fresh look & lay-out. But what’s most interesting part of the “reformation” is their newly launched mto-program.
New Meermin MTO-group program
According to the site Made To Order Group is a new & very dynamic way to offer clients a wider range of possibilities. The system is based on crowd sourcing method, where it is left for the clients to decide what items move on to production and what doesn’t.
The program works so that customers support the new item they like and once the number of units supported reaches the campaign goal, the item is successfully funded and Meermin starts the production. This means that Made To Order groups are all-or-nothing, if the 100% of the goal is not reached, the item won’t go into production and all the deposits done so far will be refunded.
What makes the program interesting is that once the goal for one item is complete there can’t be more orders made and the item goes into production.
Double-breasted overcoats, turtleneck sweaters, shades of blue and grey, light weight construction & soft tailoring. In terms of the upcoming fall Italian Tombolini keeps the collection mainly plain and simple - making it interesting by variating fabric choices, patterns and textures.
All in all the look the look book is a good example of “playing simple” with classic elements of menswear - still keeping the look fresh and interesting. Especially some good examples how to include roll neck sweaters to your business wardrobe and how to make them work.
For more pictures of the collection check also the review from Pitti Uomo 85.
Pics via tombolini.it
Next in line for the short reviews from Pitti Uomo is Drake’s London.
Mostly known for their ties, Drake’s is not just the largest producer of premium neckties in Britain (producing around 100,000 ties per year, which includes ties made both under their own name and as private label for other well known brands) but also I dare to say, one of the best and most innovative brands in the accessory business.
As being one of my personal favorite my expectations for Drake’s collections are always pretty high. Still - season after season these guys seem to exceed those expectations.
Starting my vacation on Friday, three weeks out of office - feeling pretty good already. Moving into a new apartment, after that long weekend in Barcelona and few days in Stockholm checking out the upcoming Fashion week. In addition to that some new stuff regarding the blog and tyylit.fi - more than enough to be inspired by.
To put it shortly, this is what this vacation will be all about…
Casual wear, drinks and good food…
Building up new home - simple and clean it will be…
Traveling - next up Barcelona and Stockholm…
Pics via tyylit.tumblr.com
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For the spring and summer ´15 by Eton has gone far, some might say pretty unlikely sources to find inspiration. In terms of prints there are influences taken for example from the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport designed by the Finnish architect Eero Saarinen resulting as a unique airplane print seen on shirts, scarves and pocket squares and inspiration from Hawaii displayed as a distinctive sunset palm prints for the casual shirts.
For a more traditional business look with "a modern twist", the collection features shirts with small prints and micro-patterns such as small paisley print and a sophisticated floral shaped dots.
As before, one of the things that is worth mentioning in terms of the collection is the versatility. Some of the designs can fairly be said to be “over the top” (and probably I personally could not wear those or pull them off) but in general the collection is nicely balanced between dressed-up, formal and casual. Moreover there are multiple pieces that are as well compatible to wear as well with your suit and sport coat but that will work just as well when combined with a pair of jeans and a sweater.
Shirts and accessories at the Eton stand were presented together with jackets and suiting from Eidos Napoli. Eton x Eidos is definitely one if not the most interesting collaborations that will be seen this fall. The lauch will happen @Stockholm Fashion Week where DLA will also be in place. More detailed preview coming up.
Tab-collar was definitely one of the trends seen on Pitti Uomo 86. Eton has been having it featuring collection already couple of last seasons and it’s still there.
Temperature being around 30°C while waking up, there’s basically no other choices than head to the beach.
I’m not sure if there’s any garments that can keep you cool enough in that heat but opt for lighter tones and light, breathable materials such as linen and light-weight cotton. Rivieras slip-ons are one of my favorite summer shoes as they are suitable not just for the beach but to be used in the city as well.
Good book, a nice towel (and maybe some drinks and sunscreen) into the bag and you’re set to go.
Shirt: Gant Rugger Shorts: Gant Rugger Slip-ons: Rivieras
Tote bag: Jack Spade Shades: Super Sunglasses
Beach towel: Apolis Book: Mies
Oppermann London just recently launched a new line called "surfaces" which as the name implicates is centered around a duality of surfaces. Bags of the line features tumbled leather from Tärnsjö Garveri in Sweden and a smooth trim leather from Italy combined together resulting as sharp and understated look.
With a softer leather, the bags are designed to show a more relaxed silhoutte and aesthics than the classics line of the company, but still to keep an elegant and business-oriented appearance. At the moment the Surfaces collection includes a briefcase and a compact weekend bag both in black color. All the products of the line are made in Italy.
As one who has been looking for a new weekender / duffle bag but haven’t found a one that would have been aesthetically pleasing enough but still decently priced I’m personally very much looking forward to check out this collection.
To see more about Oppermann, check out my earlier review about their “Goswell Briefcase” here.