Today taking a look at the fall and winter collection of Norwegian Berg&Berg, a company known for producing quality accessories and knitwear with a reasonable price tag which has made it a favorite for many, including myself.
This season it seems that especially in ties Mathias and Karen have taken a big leap forward. There are more handrolled and untipped ties, more sixfolds and a wider range of fabrics than ever before which as they say themselves - makes this their most exciting tie collection ever. In terms of fabrics there’s gonna be ties made of silk grenadine, wool/silk grenadine, shantung, ancient madder silk, various printed silks, jacquards, wool, wool/silk blends and even cashmere.
For the first time the company also has a wide selection of untipped handrolled ties as well as several untipped six fold versions. But still for many ties they have kept the traditional self tipped option. All Berg&Berg ties are still handmade in Naples or Como with Italian fabrics.
In addition to ties Berg&Berg also seems to be taking forward their knitwear game. Favorite of previous fall and winter season - basket wave sweater is available again with multiple choices of colors. In case one is looking for a sturdy piece of knitwear to be worn with denim, button-down shirt and a parka jacket - the basket weave is an option to take a look at.
As the collection is still not fully launched one might want to keep an eye on the website in the upcoming weeks.
Most of #menswear-afficianados want their ties untipped and with hand rolled edges as it gives the tie a more lightweight feel and maybe even makes it feel a bit more elegant as one can more easily see the details of construction and quality of handwork.
Striped shantung silks - Shantung’s natural slubs gives the tie texture and a bit more rustic feel. A really good choice to wear at work during the fall - paired with dark (grey or blue) colored wool suits.
One of the new additions to the selection are the wool/silk grenadines, made of a fabric with an open weave texture that together with the wool fabric gives the tie kind of deep and intense look.
The scarf selection seems to include a full range of choices featuring cashmere, wool, silk and merino - all made in Biella, Italy or in Scotland by the iconic maker Johnston of Elgin. In terms patterns the selection includes classic plaids, prince of wales, paisleys, houndstooths, solids, herringbones and dots. The most inspiring pieces though are definitely the Jacquard silk / wool scarves with a woven paisley pattern - these are made to be worn with solid wool / cashmere overcoats during the cold and windy days of fall.
In terms of pockets squares there are some really nice new editions made of soft wools and silk with rich and vibrant colors featuring nicely detailed patterns. Definitely an affordable alternative for many makers such as Rubinacci, Drake’s of London or Vanda Fine Clothing for example.
Suitsupply has just launched the the first selection of their upcoming fall and winter collection for pre-order. According to Suitsupply’s head designer Murray Coetzee, the team looked to the past for inspiration to create a collection that combines the archives of some of Italy’s finest fabric producers. Patterns in the collection range from subtle checks and bold windowpanes to classic houndstooth and are featured trough the whole range from suits, coats, shirts, ties and even in the outerwear pieces. In addition to patterns there are multiple plays by textures and fabrics that range from luxe cashmere blends all the way to hardy tweeds.
In terms of colors the collection is build on hard play with the shades of blue ranging from bold Neapolitan blues to deep navy tones with accents that run the gamut from rich shades of burnt orange to ochre, oxblood, and forest green.
All in all there are multiple pieces and combinations that attracts interest. Although the selection for pre-order as well as the preview of the collection relies heavily on the bold standout pieces there are still many simple and plain - classic pieces that are easy to adapt one’s wardrobe - even for them who are not yet hardy (or dandy) enough to go out wearing the three-piece suits featuring big plaids or “look-at-me” checks.
As I know there are many who have wait for this collection I also picked out some of my personal favorites and pieces that caught my eye.
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.
Pics via tombolini.it
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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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…
In my opinion, (suede) loafer is the ultimate summer shoe.
Loafers in general, especially penny loafer is a model that is a classic but has also become increasingly popular among footwear manufacturers (and #menswear aficionados) recently.
One of the best features when talking about loafers is the versatility as they can be combined with shorts in summer on one day and paired with a suit on another. Some wear them sockless some add personal style by using socks with multiple colors and patterns. Finally some want their loafers in brown calf leather so that they can create a nice patina, some prefer suede and for one black patent leather is the right choice.
As said, loafers are a perennial menswear classic and no matter what your style is, there’s basically a loafer for every type of guy. The shoe is a staple for guys in love with the sleek Italian style, essential part of the Ivy League uniform and finally everyday choice for casual oriented streetwear homies.
All in all loafers are really shoes to be worn – as practical as they are stylish.