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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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I’ve recently got some questions regarding shorts, if I had any outfits wearing them or any ideas how to wear them in general. And here’s few thoughts that are pretty much based on a post I actually wrote last summer for Opumo Editors’ Notes but that definitely remains to be valid. And some of my favorite pairs of shorts for this summer.

In general, shorts can be tough to pull of even you wouldn’t think that in the first place. However one thing guys often seems to forget is that in terms of shorts the fit is as important as it is with any other garment. Often you see men wearing baggy shorts that are definitely too big and sloppy on thighs, some are too long so that they look like some capri-trousers or otherwise have just a bad fit. One reason for that may be the fact that high-quality and well-fitted shorts usually costs the same amount than “normal trousers” which can be a deal-breaker for many.

But one more time, don’t underestimate the influence of a good (or bad) fit.

Shorts also have generally been considered as a part of more casual dressing and some may even think that shorts should not be worn in the cities. During the last few summers however I think we’ve seen more and more shorts as part of more dressed-up combination and last summer at Pitti Uomo for example many guys were pairing their sport coats and blazers with shorts (which can be done very nicely as seen in the pic below).

imageOne of my all-time favorite shorts-ensembles - photo via The Sartorialist.

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imageCasual combinations from my last summer visit in Como.

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Rugged x Tailored - photo via Les Fréres JO

imageWell, who would play it better than the master himself…

And in case you are looking for a new pair of shorts for this summer, here are some options to check out. 

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