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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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.
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Wearing “All-Korean” - Jacket by Bastong and denim by Finealta.
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
Same fit - different angle.
G.Abo Napoli / Kamakura / Finealta / Berg&Berg / Mismo / DCI Sweden
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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.
Suit: SuitSupply Shirt: Schoffa (mtm) Tie: Arcuri Cravatte
PS: Christian Kimber Shoes: Alfred Sargent Portfolio: Ralph Lauren
Jacket: Lardini (via Sauma) Trousers: Berwich Shirt: Isaia (mtm)
Tie: Berg&Berg Shoes: Christan Kimber Bag: Mismo
Jacket: G.Abo Napoli Trousers: Finealta Shirt: Kamakura
Tie: Berg&Berg Shoes: Carmina (via Sauma) Bag: Mismo
Jacket: Beams+ Trousers: Finealta Shirt: Gran Sasso
Shoes: Superga Bag: Mismo
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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.
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.
Here are some of my favorites from the range still available:
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.
The 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.
Simple 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.
One 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.
In general one can find very varying opinions regarding Massimo Dutti, their selection and the quality of their pieces, especially in terms of their men’s selection.
I’ve personally always been kind of in favor for the aesthetics and overall look of their pieces and considered that MD is definitely an option worth considering especially for anyone looking to build up a wardrobe on a bit more limited budget. Although it needs to be said that MD is also (as H&M, Gutteridge, Uniqlo etc) a place where one need to be careful and “know what to buy” as there are pieces in the mix where the price and quality unfortunately are not in balance.
As Massimo Dutti a while ago started their summer sale I decided to take a quick look of their offerings and there are actually some really nice pieces available and some worth of a look combinations in case looking for summer inspiration. In the pics actually can be seen (what I feel is) the strength of MD; use of simple and toned down colors and casual but still chic mixing of different pieces. As I’m having the second week of my vacation, these combinations are actually pretty much like the ones I can be seen wearing during the days in the city.
If just at some point they would start shipping to Finland…