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Beach-wear Sunday
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

Beach-wear Sunday

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

Inspired by Mr.Porter
As Mr. Porter (euro site) started today their final sale (reductions up to 80%) here’s some pieces that are worth checking out. Some of them might already be sold out and some might be available in limited sizes only but there are definitely some very good deals going on. Especially that Aspesi field jacket for 120 euros is a steal.
Jacket: Aspesi Silk sweater: Ovadia&Sons Shirt: Orlebar Brown
Trousers: Ovadia&Sons (can be replaced with these Hartford ones)
Shoes: Common Projects Shades: Tod’s

Inspired by Mr.Porter

As Mr. Porter (euro site) started today their final sale (reductions up to 80%) here’s some pieces that are worth checking out. Some of them might already be sold out and some might be available in limited sizes only but there are definitely some very good deals going on. Especially that Aspesi field jacket for 120 euros is a steal.

Jacket: Aspesi Silk sweater: Ovadia&Sons Shirt: Orlebar Brown

Trousers: Ovadia&Sons (can be replaced with these Hartford ones)

Shoes: Common Projects Shades: Tod’s

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…

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Recent acquisitions part II - Lardini double-breasted blazer
I’ve personally always been fond of double-breasted jackets and as they’ve recently come more and more popular (again) it has luckily brought many new and nice options available. 
The jacket pictured is another db-blazer I just recently decided to go for in addition to the G.Abo Napoli one posted couple of days ago. Had been keeping an eye for this since the guys at Sauma showed it to me for the first time couple of months ago.
The jacket (by Lardini) is made of nice cotton x linen mixture, unlined and features a bit bolder pattern that might even be a deal-breaker for some people. One thing that is worth paying attention is the pattern matching which is done with utmost care and finished perfectly. Just look at the (patch) breast pocket for example.
Next week you will probably see some fit pics of this one as well, paired with some suede loafers and white cotton slacks. Recent acquisitions part II - Lardini double-breasted blazer
I’ve personally always been fond of double-breasted jackets and as they’ve recently come more and more popular (again) it has luckily brought many new and nice options available. 
The jacket pictured is another db-blazer I just recently decided to go for in addition to the G.Abo Napoli one posted couple of days ago. Had been keeping an eye for this since the guys at Sauma showed it to me for the first time couple of months ago.
The jacket (by Lardini) is made of nice cotton x linen mixture, unlined and features a bit bolder pattern that might even be a deal-breaker for some people. One thing that is worth paying attention is the pattern matching which is done with utmost care and finished perfectly. Just look at the (patch) breast pocket for example.
Next week you will probably see some fit pics of this one as well, paired with some suede loafers and white cotton slacks. Recent acquisitions part II - Lardini double-breasted blazer
I’ve personally always been fond of double-breasted jackets and as they’ve recently come more and more popular (again) it has luckily brought many new and nice options available. 
The jacket pictured is another db-blazer I just recently decided to go for in addition to the G.Abo Napoli one posted couple of days ago. Had been keeping an eye for this since the guys at Sauma showed it to me for the first time couple of months ago.
The jacket (by Lardini) is made of nice cotton x linen mixture, unlined and features a bit bolder pattern that might even be a deal-breaker for some people. One thing that is worth paying attention is the pattern matching which is done with utmost care and finished perfectly. Just look at the (patch) breast pocket for example.
Next week you will probably see some fit pics of this one as well, paired with some suede loafers and white cotton slacks. Recent acquisitions part II - Lardini double-breasted blazer
I’ve personally always been fond of double-breasted jackets and as they’ve recently come more and more popular (again) it has luckily brought many new and nice options available. 
The jacket pictured is another db-blazer I just recently decided to go for in addition to the G.Abo Napoli one posted couple of days ago. Had been keeping an eye for this since the guys at Sauma showed it to me for the first time couple of months ago.
The jacket (by Lardini) is made of nice cotton x linen mixture, unlined and features a bit bolder pattern that might even be a deal-breaker for some people. One thing that is worth paying attention is the pattern matching which is done with utmost care and finished perfectly. Just look at the (patch) breast pocket for example.
Next week you will probably see some fit pics of this one as well, paired with some suede loafers and white cotton slacks. Recent acquisitions part II - Lardini double-breasted blazer
I’ve personally always been fond of double-breasted jackets and as they’ve recently come more and more popular (again) it has luckily brought many new and nice options available. 
The jacket pictured is another db-blazer I just recently decided to go for in addition to the G.Abo Napoli one posted couple of days ago. Had been keeping an eye for this since the guys at Sauma showed it to me for the first time couple of months ago.
The jacket (by Lardini) is made of nice cotton x linen mixture, unlined and features a bit bolder pattern that might even be a deal-breaker for some people. One thing that is worth paying attention is the pattern matching which is done with utmost care and finished perfectly. Just look at the (patch) breast pocket for example.
Next week you will probably see some fit pics of this one as well, paired with some suede loafers and white cotton slacks.

Recent acquisitions part II - Lardini double-breasted blazer

I’ve personally always been fond of double-breasted jackets and as they’ve recently come more and more popular (again) it has luckily brought many new and nice options available. 

The jacket pictured is another db-blazer I just recently decided to go for in addition to the G.Abo Napoli one posted couple of days ago. Had been keeping an eye for this since the guys at Sauma showed it to me for the first time couple of months ago.

The jacket (by Lardini) is made of nice cotton x linen mixture, unlined and features a bit bolder pattern that might even be a deal-breaker for some people. One thing that is worth paying attention is the pattern matching which is done with utmost care and finished perfectly. Just look at the (patch) breast pocket for example.

Next week you will probably see some fit pics of this one as well, paired with some suede loafers and white cotton slacks.

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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.

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Every Sunday we try to do an inspirational round-up via tyylit.fi-tumblr - based on the pics that I’ve come across during the week or by digging some nice stuff from the archives. This time I decided to pick few things from there to highlight things I find inspirational at the moment.

Lightweight sport coat…

Wrote a while ago about sport coats for the spring and summer (find it from here). I’m really a fond of double-breasted jackets and this one by G.Abo Napoli (available via Spiga3, which just also started their summer sale today) is one of the nicest I’ve seen for this season. Light colored, soft shapes and featuring bold but still low-key windowpane pattern.

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White shirts…

White shirt is a summer staple. Or well, it’s a staple for every season. But still it’s somehow undervalued. White shirt is a versatile option that’s so much more than just a shirt for the most formal occasions. As you can see from the pics below, it goes as well with a nice summer jacket and lightweight flannels (Menco / La Couleur Blanche shows how it’s done) than with a pair of denim in the most casual combinations.

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Pitti Uomo 86…

In three weeks it’s once again time to hit the streets of Florence as the 86th Pitti Uomo fair gets started. Below is one of my favorite shots which I took myself two years ago when I was visiting Fortezza da Basso for the first time. Mr. Brunello Cucinelli in his uniform and a lady perfectly dressed radiating pure elegance.

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Casual #tyylit-inspiration - shorts for him and her
Wrote last week about “shorts for summer” and the same text is now actually also available in Finnish @tyylit.fi. 
Recently also got a question"in really hot weather, what is your go to casual outfit?" and decided to put it in form of a collage for some casual summer inspiration, this time for both him and her.
To put it shortly, one of my go-to-outfits during summer is definitely light-colored denim and a basic white t-shirt (or a button-up, sleeves rolled-up) together with some suede driving mocs. But in case it gets really hot I prefer to wear shorts (in white or beige color) featuring a light blue or white button-up and some sneakers, superga, new balance or buttero as pictured (without socks of course).
As mentioned earlier, some people don’t like the idea of wearing shorts and a cardigan (or a jacket or a long-sleeved sweater) together but personally I’m in favor of this combination (as seen here as well). If it comes too hot, you can always put the sweater in your bag but when you have it with you it’s easy to put on in case you’re sitting on a terrace or it gets windy outside.
And it’s probably already a fact all you guys know, but just as a reminder - leave the denim shorts for girls, they can pull them off better.
For him:
Cardigan: Faconnable Shirt: Brunello Cucinelli Shorts: Orlebar Brown
Sneakers: Buttero Tote bag: Epperson Mountaineering
Shades: Han Kjobenhavn Card Holder: WANT
For her:
Sweater: Band of Outsiders Denim shorts: Frame Denim
Slip-ons: Common Projects Clutch: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Shades: Ray-ban Casual #tyylit-inspiration - shorts for him and her
Wrote last week about “shorts for summer” and the same text is now actually also available in Finnish @tyylit.fi. 
Recently also got a question"in really hot weather, what is your go to casual outfit?" and decided to put it in form of a collage for some casual summer inspiration, this time for both him and her.
To put it shortly, one of my go-to-outfits during summer is definitely light-colored denim and a basic white t-shirt (or a button-up, sleeves rolled-up) together with some suede driving mocs. But in case it gets really hot I prefer to wear shorts (in white or beige color) featuring a light blue or white button-up and some sneakers, superga, new balance or buttero as pictured (without socks of course).
As mentioned earlier, some people don’t like the idea of wearing shorts and a cardigan (or a jacket or a long-sleeved sweater) together but personally I’m in favor of this combination (as seen here as well). If it comes too hot, you can always put the sweater in your bag but when you have it with you it’s easy to put on in case you’re sitting on a terrace or it gets windy outside.
And it’s probably already a fact all you guys know, but just as a reminder - leave the denim shorts for girls, they can pull them off better.
For him:
Cardigan: Faconnable Shirt: Brunello Cucinelli Shorts: Orlebar Brown
Sneakers: Buttero Tote bag: Epperson Mountaineering
Shades: Han Kjobenhavn Card Holder: WANT
For her:
Sweater: Band of Outsiders Denim shorts: Frame Denim
Slip-ons: Common Projects Clutch: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Shades: Ray-ban

Casual #tyylit-inspiration - shorts for him and her

Wrote last week about “shorts for summer” and the same text is now actually also available in Finnish @tyylit.fi

Recently also got a question"in really hot weather, what is your go to casual outfit?" and decided to put it in form of a collage for some casual summer inspiration, this time for both him and her.

To put it shortly, one of my go-to-outfits during summer is definitely light-colored denim and a basic white t-shirt (or a button-up, sleeves rolled-up) together with some suede driving mocs. But in case it gets really hot I prefer to wear shorts (in white or beige color) featuring a light blue or white button-up and some sneakers, superga, new balance or buttero as pictured (without socks of course).

As mentioned earlier, some people don’t like the idea of wearing shorts and a cardigan (or a jacket or a long-sleeved sweater) together but personally I’m in favor of this combination (as seen here as well). If it comes too hot, you can always put the sweater in your bag but when you have it with you it’s easy to put on in case you’re sitting on a terrace or it gets windy outside.

And it’s probably already a fact all you guys know, but just as a reminder - leave the denim shorts for girls, they can pull them off better.

For him:

Cardigan: Faconnable Shirt: Brunello Cucinelli Shorts: Orlebar Brown

Sneakers: Buttero Tote bag: Epperson Mountaineering

Shades: Han Kjobenhavn Card Holder: WANT

For her:

Sweater: Band of Outsiders Denim shorts: Frame Denim

Slip-ons: Common Projects Clutch: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Shades: Ray-ban

A while ago, after Pitti Uomo 85 I wrote about THE GIGI, a “newcomer” on the market. The GIGI is a project by Mario and Pierluigi Boglioli who with this new label want to experiment, research and to create new innovations in terms of materials, processing techniques and finishes.

Recently I just got a glimpse of their upcoming look book which - even though it’s almost summer - I wanted to share. The pictures seen below really nicely showcase the collection that’s build on softness, maximum comfort, rough textures and sporty feelings without making any compromises in terms of quality. The softness and treatments of fabrics used along with the high degree of handwork invested in each piece results in a line that is interesting, challenging, creative and distinguishable. This look book almost cause you to miss  for the fall.

The company is also just finishing it’s new website so keep your eyes on that and stay tuned.

imageThe “knitted” sport coat under the double-breasted overcoat looks fantastic for casual fall days.

One of the most interesting point of views in the collection are the different prints as seen in this sport coat.

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imageMore prints and earthy tones. The softness of fabrics makes most of them to seem and feel like a second skin. 

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