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To get the week properly started and go on with the Pitti reviews it’s time for some Isaia goodies.

SS15 - Coral bandana collection

Inspired by and dedicated to the Amalfi Coast and its rich and varied heritage. That’s what the spring and summer 2015 collection of Isaia is about. Color schemes for the season are taken directly from this UNESCO World Heritage site that boasts some of the world’s most beautiful panoramas.

Once again Isaia presents personal and unique designs & impeccable craftsmanship. The collection is as usual colorful and heavily patterned as one would expect of Isaia. In terms of colors there are blue, pink, some grey and yellowish that dominate the selection together with a bunch of turquoise and some green tones to bring in nice variation and accent. In addition various denim washes and indigo-dying has been used throughout the collection including both tailored garments and sports wear. Finally plaid and striped shirts are boldly combined with large plaid jackets and patterned ties. 

Basically it could be said that again Isaia does it as only Isaia can.

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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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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

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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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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.

Throwback Thursday part I 
These shots were taken during our stay in Florence by Neil Watson (of A&H Magazine) TSBmen.com. Check the full line-up of "10 menswear trends spotted at Pitti Uomo 2014" 
As always - the devil is in the details.
The shoes pictured in the second pic are still one of my dearest ones. MTO-pair from Alfred Sargent combining midnight blue calf leather and dark blue suede.
SuitSupply / Schoffa / Arcuri Cravatte / Alfred Sargent / DCI Sweden Throwback Thursday part I 
These shots were taken during our stay in Florence by Neil Watson (of A&H Magazine) TSBmen.com. Check the full line-up of "10 menswear trends spotted at Pitti Uomo 2014" 
As always - the devil is in the details.
The shoes pictured in the second pic are still one of my dearest ones. MTO-pair from Alfred Sargent combining midnight blue calf leather and dark blue suede.
SuitSupply / Schoffa / Arcuri Cravatte / Alfred Sargent / DCI Sweden

Throwback Thursday part I 

These shots were taken during our stay in Florence by Neil Watson (of A&H Magazine) TSBmen.com. Check the full line-up of "10 menswear trends spotted at Pitti Uomo 2014" 

As always - the devil is in the details.

The shoes pictured in the second pic are still one of my dearest ones. MTO-pair from Alfred Sargent combining midnight blue calf leather and dark blue suede.

SuitSupply / Schoffa / Arcuri Cravatte / Alfred Sargent / DCI Sweden

Inspired by black shoes part I - Alfred Sargent Ramsey double-monks
Excluding 2 pairs of oxfords (and a pair of velvet slippers) my shoe collection has been lacking black color for a long time. Most of my shoes come in different shades of brown as in terms of usability I feel brown is in general much more versatile and easier to combine than black.
However, recently I thought I could add the amount of black in my rotation and decided to get these Alfred Sargent Ramsey double monks in black via A Fine Pair Of Shoes.
In general I think Ramsey is one of the most successful double monks when it comes to the aesthetics, last and overall looks. Therefore I’m still a bit sad I had to let go of these MTO-Ramseys as they in the end came in one size too large.
Black color and calf leather can make a shoe to be very formal and that’s the combination one should obtain when choosing a first pair of oxford dress shoes. However when combined with the casual look of a double-monk the result in this case is a versatile option that can be combined not just with a suit for the office-wear but as well for example with jeans and a lightweight unstructured blazer for a more relaxed after work-occasions. 
Details:
Alfred Sargent Ramsey
Last 99
Black calf leather
Single leather soles
Inspired by black shoes part I - Alfred Sargent Ramsey double-monks
Excluding 2 pairs of oxfords (and a pair of velvet slippers) my shoe collection has been lacking black color for a long time. Most of my shoes come in different shades of brown as in terms of usability I feel brown is in general much more versatile and easier to combine than black.
However, recently I thought I could add the amount of black in my rotation and decided to get these Alfred Sargent Ramsey double monks in black via A Fine Pair Of Shoes.
In general I think Ramsey is one of the most successful double monks when it comes to the aesthetics, last and overall looks. Therefore I’m still a bit sad I had to let go of these MTO-Ramseys as they in the end came in one size too large.
Black color and calf leather can make a shoe to be very formal and that’s the combination one should obtain when choosing a first pair of oxford dress shoes. However when combined with the casual look of a double-monk the result in this case is a versatile option that can be combined not just with a suit for the office-wear but as well for example with jeans and a lightweight unstructured blazer for a more relaxed after work-occasions. 
Details:
Alfred Sargent Ramsey
Last 99
Black calf leather
Single leather soles
Inspired by black shoes part I - Alfred Sargent Ramsey double-monks
Excluding 2 pairs of oxfords (and a pair of velvet slippers) my shoe collection has been lacking black color for a long time. Most of my shoes come in different shades of brown as in terms of usability I feel brown is in general much more versatile and easier to combine than black.
However, recently I thought I could add the amount of black in my rotation and decided to get these Alfred Sargent Ramsey double monks in black via A Fine Pair Of Shoes.
In general I think Ramsey is one of the most successful double monks when it comes to the aesthetics, last and overall looks. Therefore I’m still a bit sad I had to let go of these MTO-Ramseys as they in the end came in one size too large.
Black color and calf leather can make a shoe to be very formal and that’s the combination one should obtain when choosing a first pair of oxford dress shoes. However when combined with the casual look of a double-monk the result in this case is a versatile option that can be combined not just with a suit for the office-wear but as well for example with jeans and a lightweight unstructured blazer for a more relaxed after work-occasions. 
Details:
Alfred Sargent Ramsey
Last 99
Black calf leather
Single leather soles
Inspired by black shoes part I - Alfred Sargent Ramsey double-monks
Excluding 2 pairs of oxfords (and a pair of velvet slippers) my shoe collection has been lacking black color for a long time. Most of my shoes come in different shades of brown as in terms of usability I feel brown is in general much more versatile and easier to combine than black.
However, recently I thought I could add the amount of black in my rotation and decided to get these Alfred Sargent Ramsey double monks in black via A Fine Pair Of Shoes.
In general I think Ramsey is one of the most successful double monks when it comes to the aesthetics, last and overall looks. Therefore I’m still a bit sad I had to let go of these MTO-Ramseys as they in the end came in one size too large.
Black color and calf leather can make a shoe to be very formal and that’s the combination one should obtain when choosing a first pair of oxford dress shoes. However when combined with the casual look of a double-monk the result in this case is a versatile option that can be combined not just with a suit for the office-wear but as well for example with jeans and a lightweight unstructured blazer for a more relaxed after work-occasions. 
Details:
Alfred Sargent Ramsey
Last 99
Black calf leather
Single leather soles
Inspired by black shoes part I - Alfred Sargent Ramsey double-monks
Excluding 2 pairs of oxfords (and a pair of velvet slippers) my shoe collection has been lacking black color for a long time. Most of my shoes come in different shades of brown as in terms of usability I feel brown is in general much more versatile and easier to combine than black.
However, recently I thought I could add the amount of black in my rotation and decided to get these Alfred Sargent Ramsey double monks in black via A Fine Pair Of Shoes.
In general I think Ramsey is one of the most successful double monks when it comes to the aesthetics, last and overall looks. Therefore I’m still a bit sad I had to let go of these MTO-Ramseys as they in the end came in one size too large.
Black color and calf leather can make a shoe to be very formal and that’s the combination one should obtain when choosing a first pair of oxford dress shoes. However when combined with the casual look of a double-monk the result in this case is a versatile option that can be combined not just with a suit for the office-wear but as well for example with jeans and a lightweight unstructured blazer for a more relaxed after work-occasions. 
Details:
Alfred Sargent Ramsey
Last 99
Black calf leather
Single leather soles

Inspired by black shoes part I - Alfred Sargent Ramsey double-monks

Excluding 2 pairs of oxfords (and a pair of velvet slippers) my shoe collection has been lacking black color for a long time. Most of my shoes come in different shades of brown as in terms of usability I feel brown is in general much more versatile and easier to combine than black.

However, recently I thought I could add the amount of black in my rotation and decided to get these Alfred Sargent Ramsey double monks in black via A Fine Pair Of Shoes.

In general I think Ramsey is one of the most successful double monks when it comes to the aesthetics, last and overall looks. Therefore I’m still a bit sad I had to let go of these MTO-Ramseys as they in the end came in one size too large.

Black color and calf leather can make a shoe to be very formal and that’s the combination one should obtain when choosing a first pair of oxford dress shoes. However when combined with the casual look of a double-monk the result in this case is a versatile option that can be combined not just with a suit for the office-wear but as well for example with jeans and a lightweight unstructured blazer for a more relaxed after work-occasions. 

Details:

  • Alfred Sargent Ramsey
  • Last 99
  • Black calf leather
  • Single leather soles

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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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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