Scandinavian simplicity combined with Italian craftsmanship and tradition

MAN 1924 fall and winter 2014


Got today in the mail a catalog showcasing the collection for this fall and winter by Spanish MAN 1924, a company run and made known by Mr. Carlos Castillo and his partners.

The garments by MAN 1924 combine the feeling of British elegance and Italian nonchalance and bring together classic, sartorial style with casual wear and one might say even a bit sporty touch. The pieces shown in the looks are put together in a way that shows the well balanced mix of “both worlds” and they at the same time demonstrates that these garments can be combined for many different occasions without having to think too hard.

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Family business since 1924

The original brand called MAN was founded in Madrid in 1924 by the grandfather of Carlos Castillo and Jorge Navas, cousins who today run this family business. By their own words MAN 1924 is not just a brand but a way of life, a “savoir faire”, that implies the love of dressing oneself well, insatiable curiosity and perceived quality for detail. 

When looking the collection by MAN 1924 I get the feeling these pieces would be ideal for Finnish guys to wear. Most of garments are simple and softly tailored and most of these pieces would be easy to combine with many other kind of garments. The most inspiring thing however in terms of the collection is the use of color. Shades of brown, blue and grey are seamlessly coordinated and finally highlighted with restrained splashes of burgundy, olive green and rustic orange.

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