Berg&Berg F/W ´14


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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

According to Mathias, the co-owner of Berg&Berg there will be new releases of more ties & pocket squares and new colors of existing models in September. New season belts and knitwear (including new cable sweater, turtle necks and cardigans, all from Italy and Scotland) will be online also during september. Personally I am looking out for those cardigans and turtle necks.

I also asked Mathias to come up with a few of his favorites from the collection so far and after reading the choices he had made I need to admit those were pretty much the same items that I had laid my eyes on myself, including the updated colours of the basketweave sweater, particularly the plain navy one, The new merino knitted hat and the cashmere made pom pom hats, the jacquard wool / silk mix paisley scarves, cashmere ties (which according to Mathias will be available in more colors later in the fall) and finally the new wool floral pocket squares. Based on the selection Berg&Berg seems to be stepping up their game with big steps. 
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