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Office casual - seasonal sport coats and flannel trousers

Last weekend I went through my rotation of suits and sport coats, put those more lightweight and summer colored pieces back to storage and took some seasonal pieces made of flannel and heavier wool fabrics back to the rack. Among those seasonal fall and winter jackets was also the pictured sport coat by Italian G.Abo. Made of semi lightweight wool fabric with a blue and brown overcheck, minimal construction, no lining and featuring two patch pockets, soft shoulder structure and 3-roll-2 buttoning it is a pretty much a perfect sport coat for fall season. In my book the jacket is especially appropriate to be used for those semi-formal office days when you don't need to be fully dressed up but...

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Gray double-breasted suit - versatile choice for fall part II

As mentioned yesterday, gray wool suit is staple for fall and winter season. When the days start to get colder it feels natural to change jackets and suits made of lighter fabrics to more subtle wool and flannels and hues of blue to darker shades of gray and brown (and of course blue again).  The structure and details can make a great difference in terms of how versatile a suit can be. And of course the fabric plays a role as well. However, many suits can be made more versatile if they just are combined correctly. Yesterday I wore this same suit together with a striped shirt, dark gray wool tie, white tv-fold pocket square and black cap-toe oxfords. I...

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Drakes London fall and winter 2015

Seasonal fall and winter collection & look book by Drakes London is once again full of inspiring pieces and combinations showcasing quality craftsmanship, elegant style and company's commitment to an excellence.  Drakes London fw ´15 The selection combines more refined classic clothing with casual elements and ranges from blue wool blazers and flannel slacks to lambswool cardigans, crewneck sweaters and denim popovers. And snuff suede chukka boots and penny loafers successfully complement the collection. A lot of attention has been given to varying textures and the color scheme features subdued shades from dark blue to shades of brown and olive green. In general the selection - as Drake's usually does - combines best part of Italian, American and British styles. Dark blue...

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Drake's London spring and summer 2015

This week's dose of inspiration for upcoming spring and summer comes from England - by one of my persona favorite brands Drake's London. For the season Drake's has come up with a look book that features all together 12 classical sketches made by Tokyo based illustrator, Akira Sorimachi.The illustrations are all loosely assembled around the idea of €˜travel and relaxation'. All the pieces featured in these sketches can also be found in spring and summer €˜15 collection by the company - including new models of Alden loafers, cotton slacks in two different colors, Drake's - made in Italy - light weight and relaxed tailored jackets, high-quality shirting and, naturally, ties, pocket squares and scarves. Even though one can not see the textures...

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Gift for Valentine's Day - Drake's London printed wool pocket square

It's no secret that when it comes to accessories - I am a big fan of Drake's London products. My spouse is well aware of this fact so what I got as a Valentine's day present was a new flower print wool-silk-blend pocket square by Drake's. A beautiful piece that is easy to combine with colors dominating my wardrobe - blue, grey and brown. Starting the week with these pics and later today some shots of what I wore for Valentine's Day dinner - featuring the pocket square pictured here.

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