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Shawl collar jackets - Inspired by THE GIGI


Shawl collars are mostly associated with either knitwear (shawl collar cardigans) or formal wear (tuxedos). Sometimes it is used in military inspired coats but rarely seen as a feature of sport coats or "classic" overcoats. Today taking a look of something a bit different. Last January at Pitti Uomo, Italian "newcomer" The GIGI presented their collection for this fall and winter season (read more about the collection here) and as I mentioned then the use of shawl-collars that was repeated both in blazers and outerwear was definitely a stand-out-detail that absolutely aroused my interest. Recently pieces from The GIGI were featured at Japanese online magazine bronline.jp. The use of shawl collar brings a nice touch of casualness and coziness to otherwise quite dressed-up garments and looks. Sure these pieces are not for everyone, but personally I'm really fond of the idea and looks. Combining classic and modern lines, soft, lightweight, minimally constructed and fitted - pretty much just how I like my garments to be.
Shawl collar sport coat in dark blue The GIGI

A great example of combining black with other colors than black. I've more and more starting to like the mix of beige (camel) and black together.

Shawl collar options from the BRonline web store

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