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SuitSupply F/W ´14 - collection preview

Suitsupply has just launched the the first selection of their upcoming fall and winter collection for pre-order. According to Suitsupply’s head designer Murray Coetzee, the team looked to the past for inspiration to create a collection that combines the archives of some of Italy's finest fabric producers. Patterns in the collection range from subtle checks and bold windowpanes to classic houndstooth and are featured trough the whole range from suits, coats, shirts, ties and even in the outerwear pieces. In addition to patterns there are multiple plays by textures and fabrics that range from luxe cashmere blends all the way to hardy tweeds.

In terms of colors the collection is build on hard play with the shades of blue ranging from bold Neapolitan blues to deep navy tones with accents that run the gamut from rich shades of burnt orange to ochre, oxblood, and forest green. 

All in all there are multiple pieces and combinations that attracts interest. Although the selection for pre-order as well as the preview of the collection relies heavily on the bold standout pieces there are still many simple and plain - classic pieces that are easy to adapt one’s wardrobe - even for them who are not yet hardy (or dandy) enough to go out wearing the three-piece suits featuring big plaids or “look-at-me” checks.

As I know there are many who have wait for this collection I also picked out some of my personal favorites and pieces that caught my eye.

Double-breasted outerwear

I have a thing for double-breasted - no matter is it jackets, suits or outerwear. In terms of the outerwear and especially the long overcoats there are hardly no mistakes on the pre-order selection. Wool-cashmere blends for the overcoats and wool for the gilets. And well, Casentino seems to keep it’s place this season as well. The grey color is subtle choice - if you don’t want to stand out of the crowd too much.

Three-pieces suits featuring range of bold patterns

As already mentioned, there are multiple standout pieces in the collection for this fall and winter. Most of the suits (mostly Lazio and Havana fits) come with a waistcoat - nice (and a bit bold) way to layer while heading to office during the cold months. One of the best aspects in these is that the jackets (especially havana fit) is easy to wear as a sport coat which make it much more versatile and more adaptable.

Classic navy blue blazers

Maybe the best pieces in the collection in terms of the suiting and sport coats are the two basic navy blue blazers. For more business-oriented use (despite the two patch pockets and soft shoulders) there is the Havana fit made of pure cashmere - a luxurious piece to wear with grey flannel slacks or nice and sleek corduroy trousers. The Madison fit - made of wool-cashmere-silk blend on the hand is a great option for a bit more casual occasions. Pair with denim and a off-white turtle neck and go.

Casual knitwear-play

As sure as it is that every season there’s someone looking for that right navy blazer - there’s always someone (myself included) looking for that right shawl collar cardigan. For this fall it seems that SuitSupply has one model that might make the cut. And the cashmere hoodies looks pretty much perfect for cozy weekends and evenings at home.

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