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A couple of weeks ago I wrote about shawl collar cardigans and how they are one the staple pieces in men’s wardrobe for fall and winter season (see the post here).

Shawl collar however is not the only option when talking about cardigans and especially if you are looking something to step up your “layer game” there are other (even more versatile) options. So time to take a bit closer look of those other choices to go with this season.

imageHow about dressing down by replacing your three-piece suit jacket with a cardigan? Inspiring color-play with the tones of brown and burgundy. Pic by The Sartorialist.

imageStrong layering by Eidos Napoli in their F/W ´14 look book.

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imageIf looking inspiration how to layer up with “classic” light weight cardigan, take a look at Christian Kimber who shows how it’s done.

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Seems that time for (grey) flannel is here again. Pretty often my weeks are scheduled so that most of meetings are placed in the beginning of the week, i.e most of Mondays I go with a full suit and yesterday made no exception.

Suit featuring Vitale Barberis flannel is made-to-measure by Sauma (Private Label), soft collar button-up shirt by Mastai Ferretti and the cashmere tie & tiger-printed pocket square by Drake’s London. Black doudble-monks, which I got via A Fine Pair Of Shoes and which despite the color have become one my favorites are made by Alfred Sargent. Wallet from Chester Mox and shades by Balenciaga.

Fall and winter collection by Italian Montecore - which includes parkas, down jackets, bomber jackets and classic overcoats interpreted in their own unique way - is build around blue, grey and green. The collection relies on traditional tailoring combined with the most modern technology in terms of materials and processing the fabrics. Cashmere and wool are combined with technical and water & wind repellent materials.

In terms of aesthetics and personality the look book may not be the most inspiring one there is for the season but at least attention has been given to where it belongs - to the clothes.

imageThis parka is probably my favorite from the collection. Filled with goose down, made of water repellent fabric together with tone on tone water proof woollen inserts. And the fur exterior on the collar is detachable.

imageGetting ready for a weekend in the city? Pair this casual short jacket made of 100% cashmere with some dark blue denim and suede boots.

image"Field jacket" for fall and winter? Made of wool with thermore padding this a great option for a modern casual look.

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It’s been cold week here in Helsinki and this morning temperature seemed to have fallen below zero. This has led many to dig out their winter gear from storage, including more thicker and warmer scarves. Although scarves - depending on material of course - are suitable for all seasons, for many it still is an accessory especially for fall and winter weather.

imageOne of the most inspiring “scarf”-shots - Neil of A&H Magazine in his casual kit. Pic courtesy of Christopher Fenimore.

imageColors and textures perfectly combined by Alan See of The Armoury.

To read more about scarves for this season - check the post I wrote for Tyylit.fi.


And 5 options to check in case you are looking for a new scarf.

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#Tyylit.fi x Vaatturiliike Sauma FW ´14
Sharing here a few more outtakes from the shooting we made with tyylit.fi in collaboration with Sauma. The full “look book” showcasing three different outfits from the selection of Sauma, styled mainly by myself and including pieces from Lardini, Herno, Montecore, Gran Sasso, Dondup, Sonrisa, Eredi Chiarini and Bonastre can be found from here. And be sure to check the other part of the look book as well, done in collaboration with another Helsinki-based store My o My THE MEN.
You can also check and follow tyylit.fi-tumblr - for more individual pics from both shootings and other inspirational-board - content which is now updating again on a regular basis.
This was a great project to play with and there’s more to come in the future. #Tyylit.fi x Vaatturiliike Sauma FW ´14
Sharing here a few more outtakes from the shooting we made with tyylit.fi in collaboration with Sauma. The full “look book” showcasing three different outfits from the selection of Sauma, styled mainly by myself and including pieces from Lardini, Herno, Montecore, Gran Sasso, Dondup, Sonrisa, Eredi Chiarini and Bonastre can be found from here. And be sure to check the other part of the look book as well, done in collaboration with another Helsinki-based store My o My THE MEN.
You can also check and follow tyylit.fi-tumblr - for more individual pics from both shootings and other inspirational-board - content which is now updating again on a regular basis.
This was a great project to play with and there’s more to come in the future. #Tyylit.fi x Vaatturiliike Sauma FW ´14
Sharing here a few more outtakes from the shooting we made with tyylit.fi in collaboration with Sauma. The full “look book” showcasing three different outfits from the selection of Sauma, styled mainly by myself and including pieces from Lardini, Herno, Montecore, Gran Sasso, Dondup, Sonrisa, Eredi Chiarini and Bonastre can be found from here. And be sure to check the other part of the look book as well, done in collaboration with another Helsinki-based store My o My THE MEN.
You can also check and follow tyylit.fi-tumblr - for more individual pics from both shootings and other inspirational-board - content which is now updating again on a regular basis.
This was a great project to play with and there’s more to come in the future. #Tyylit.fi x Vaatturiliike Sauma FW ´14
Sharing here a few more outtakes from the shooting we made with tyylit.fi in collaboration with Sauma. The full “look book” showcasing three different outfits from the selection of Sauma, styled mainly by myself and including pieces from Lardini, Herno, Montecore, Gran Sasso, Dondup, Sonrisa, Eredi Chiarini and Bonastre can be found from here. And be sure to check the other part of the look book as well, done in collaboration with another Helsinki-based store My o My THE MEN.
You can also check and follow tyylit.fi-tumblr - for more individual pics from both shootings and other inspirational-board - content which is now updating again on a regular basis.
This was a great project to play with and there’s more to come in the future. #Tyylit.fi x Vaatturiliike Sauma FW ´14
Sharing here a few more outtakes from the shooting we made with tyylit.fi in collaboration with Sauma. The full “look book” showcasing three different outfits from the selection of Sauma, styled mainly by myself and including pieces from Lardini, Herno, Montecore, Gran Sasso, Dondup, Sonrisa, Eredi Chiarini and Bonastre can be found from here. And be sure to check the other part of the look book as well, done in collaboration with another Helsinki-based store My o My THE MEN.
You can also check and follow tyylit.fi-tumblr - for more individual pics from both shootings and other inspirational-board - content which is now updating again on a regular basis.
This was a great project to play with and there’s more to come in the future. #Tyylit.fi x Vaatturiliike Sauma FW ´14
Sharing here a few more outtakes from the shooting we made with tyylit.fi in collaboration with Sauma. The full “look book” showcasing three different outfits from the selection of Sauma, styled mainly by myself and including pieces from Lardini, Herno, Montecore, Gran Sasso, Dondup, Sonrisa, Eredi Chiarini and Bonastre can be found from here. And be sure to check the other part of the look book as well, done in collaboration with another Helsinki-based store My o My THE MEN.
You can also check and follow tyylit.fi-tumblr - for more individual pics from both shootings and other inspirational-board - content which is now updating again on a regular basis.
This was a great project to play with and there’s more to come in the future. #Tyylit.fi x Vaatturiliike Sauma FW ´14
Sharing here a few more outtakes from the shooting we made with tyylit.fi in collaboration with Sauma. The full “look book” showcasing three different outfits from the selection of Sauma, styled mainly by myself and including pieces from Lardini, Herno, Montecore, Gran Sasso, Dondup, Sonrisa, Eredi Chiarini and Bonastre can be found from here. And be sure to check the other part of the look book as well, done in collaboration with another Helsinki-based store My o My THE MEN.
You can also check and follow tyylit.fi-tumblr - for more individual pics from both shootings and other inspirational-board - content which is now updating again on a regular basis.
This was a great project to play with and there’s more to come in the future. #Tyylit.fi x Vaatturiliike Sauma FW ´14
Sharing here a few more outtakes from the shooting we made with tyylit.fi in collaboration with Sauma. The full “look book” showcasing three different outfits from the selection of Sauma, styled mainly by myself and including pieces from Lardini, Herno, Montecore, Gran Sasso, Dondup, Sonrisa, Eredi Chiarini and Bonastre can be found from here. And be sure to check the other part of the look book as well, done in collaboration with another Helsinki-based store My o My THE MEN.
You can also check and follow tyylit.fi-tumblr - for more individual pics from both shootings and other inspirational-board - content which is now updating again on a regular basis.
This was a great project to play with and there’s more to come in the future. #Tyylit.fi x Vaatturiliike Sauma FW ´14
Sharing here a few more outtakes from the shooting we made with tyylit.fi in collaboration with Sauma. The full “look book” showcasing three different outfits from the selection of Sauma, styled mainly by myself and including pieces from Lardini, Herno, Montecore, Gran Sasso, Dondup, Sonrisa, Eredi Chiarini and Bonastre can be found from here. And be sure to check the other part of the look book as well, done in collaboration with another Helsinki-based store My o My THE MEN.
You can also check and follow tyylit.fi-tumblr - for more individual pics from both shootings and other inspirational-board - content which is now updating again on a regular basis.
This was a great project to play with and there’s more to come in the future.

#Tyylit.fi x Vaatturiliike Sauma FW ´14

Sharing here a few more outtakes from the shooting we made with tyylit.fi in collaboration with Sauma. The full “look book” showcasing three different outfits from the selection of Sauma, styled mainly by myself and including pieces from Lardini, Herno, Montecore, Gran Sasso, Dondup, Sonrisa, Eredi Chiarini and Bonastre can be found from here. And be sure to check the other part of the look book as well, done in collaboration with another Helsinki-based store My o My THE MEN.

You can also check and follow tyylit.fi-tumblr - for more individual pics from both shootings and other inspirational-board - content which is now updating again on a regular basis.

This was a great project to play with and there’s more to come in the future.

Starting this week with the third (and last) part of short "series" - how to combine casual footwear - including three sets of wearing different kind of loafers, partly in collaboration with French shoemaker Bexley. Need to admit this comes with a bit of delay as it’s already been a couple weeks since the two first parts - but here we go. Also I guess this past weekend really was the last one to go with loafers (or at least wearing them without socks) here in Helsinki.

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Some might claim that it’s not right to talk about “casual footwear” when the pair on hand is in fact a pair of black calf leather tassel loafers, which actually are set in the “dress shoe”-category at Bexleys website as well. However, despite the fact that these shoes (or black tassel loafers in general) actually are pretty business / office appropriate and could be paired even for example with a navy blue lightweight flannel suit and a tie - no doubt, it is also noticeable that this kind of a shoe is much more versatile than one might think in the first place.

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Possen is a - not that well-known - Dutch firm that offers made-to-order garments all the way from shirts to suits and overcoats. In addition they have a bunch of accessories available via their web store. 

Even though I’m not that familiar with the company itself, there is something very interesting at their website - namely the presentation of their seasonal selection of fabrics and garments. Over 200 pictures of different pieces (showcasing the fabric selection and models) which are a great way to find inspiration on how to mix different colors and patterns in terms of jackets, shirts and accessories. Although not all the combinations are to my liking, I still encourage to have a look. Here I’ve picked few of my personal favorites from different categories.

imageIn case you are not working on a firm (or industry) with a very strict and traditional dress code, business and office wear does not need to be “boxy” or extra formal. One can easily dress down your suit for example by choosing to go with patch pockets, minimal construction and soft shoulders. This way you also have a suit that can be worn as separates and a jacket that goes in more casual occasions as well.

imageChecks, windowpanes, stripes and patterns are an easy way to bring some variation to one’s every day rotation. Here again it shown that it is hard to go wrong by playing with the different shades of colors such as blue, grey, brown. For more about how to play with patterns - check this post I wrote last year.

imageDouble-breasted and chalk striped suit might be the best match when talking about “power suiting”. As seen in the outfit on the right that can also be dressed down though. And still look elegant and chic.

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Started the week in the office with something between formal and casual, wearing my new made-to-measure suit from Sauma. Very satisfied with the result - a two-piece suit made of middle grey (semi) lightweight wool fabric with light blue and brown overcheck. Jacket of the suit is a single-breasted, features 2 patch pockets, 3-roll-2 buttoning and a little roped shoulders. More detailed review (and video) regarding the suit coming up.

Wanted to keep the ensemble quite light colored, so picked a white merino wool turtle neck and pocket square (The unicorn square by Drake’s is still my favorite one) & shoes in shades of brown. Based on pictures it seems that my shoes could also use some welt edge dressing for re-coloring.

Suit: Sauma private label (mtm) Sweater: Sand PS: Drake’s London

Shoes: Alfred Sargent Bracelets: Viola Milano & DCI Sweden

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As it’s already October one can say that the fall is eventually now here and winter is starting to be pretty near. Days are getting shorter and the amount of light decreases significantly. On the other hand it means that one can get the overcoats and more heavier suits & sport coats from the closet and start to play with layers again. 

Starting the week with a few things and pics that I’m personally inspired by and enthusiastic at the moment.

imageWhen it comes to ties one can pretty easily go with basic rotation of silk ties (including knit ties, grenadines and shantung for example) through the year. But having some seasonal additions is a good and easy way to make the selection a bit more lively and interesting. As the fall goes on, most of my rotation will consist of different kind of wools such as flannel, wool x silk-blends and of course cashmere. Read more about Seasonal ties from here. Pictured above are some beautiful herringbone patterned wool options by Drake’s London.

imageIn the beginning of September we had a photo-shoot for tyylit.fi in collaboration with Vaatturiliike Sauma and My O My from Helsinki. The first ever tyylit.fi-editorial look book - featuring some really nice garments from Lardini, Gran Sasso, Sonrisa, Dondup, Hansen, Mismo, Edwin and many others - will be launched later this month. 

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