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25/2015 - Smart & Casual weekend wear

The last days of April here in Helsinki are always a little bit ambivalent. On one hand you can already start wearing loafers but on the other hand the weather is still favorable for those who want to keep wearing their winter jackets and roll neck sweaters. As I personally favor both (loafers without socks and roll necks), on Saturday I decided to combine them into one outfit. Always there is no need for puffy or striking pocket square. Actually with this outfit one could have left the square totally out, even though white tv-fold is always a safe bet.

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2014 black x white x blue - Saturday night details

I don’t usually wear that much of black (except shoes and in occasions when in need for a formal suit / tuxedo), basically because of the dominance and intransigence of black which makes it sometimes hard to combine black pieces with other colors. However have recently been getting a fair share of #blackswag-propaganda so decided to use my old Uniqlo cashmere-merino wool cardigan as a layer when heading out for drinks last night. Sport coat: L.B.M 1911 Cashmere cardigan: Uniqlo Shirt: Kamakura  Trousers: Berwich Shoes: Alfred Sargent (MTO) Knit tie: Boggi PS: P.Johnson Tailors

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L.B.M 1911 S/S 2014

When it comes to the L.B.M. 1911 spring and summer collection by Italian Lubiam, the company remains committed to its high quality standards and continues to be innovative in its ongoing research of new fabrics and treatments. As seen in the look book, blazers and sport coats for this season come in a variety of fabrics, dying treatments and patterns. The collection skillfully combines elegance and sophistication and as the look book proves, the collection also provides perfect balance between smart, chic and casual. And as usual, everything is very softly tailored, keeping the construction as light as possible. The collection also features lots of bold patterns (as also typical for the brand). There’s floral and geometric motifs printed on the reverse...

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Lubiam F/W ´14 @ Pitti Uomo 85

L.B.M 1911 Collection for next fall and winter by Italian Lubiam is definitely characterized by multiple different angles - making it interesting by balancing between delicate & bold and fun & rigor at the same time, mixing strong colors with lighter hues and pastel shades and piecing together different paterns, fabrics and personalizing treatments. Casentino is still strong, for the next fall also in sport coats and blazers and in multiple color choices. One of the most striking pieces in the collection was surely the purple double-breasted casentino jacket as seen above. Red was a dominating color as well. Lubiam also had came up with some really nice weaved patterns and cloths such  as bouclé and knop textures that will make the...

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Lubiam S/S ´14 @ Pitti Uomo 84

For some reason I’ve left Lubiam to be one the last brands to show, maybe because I think the photos I took don’t make justice to the collection which I actually liked maybe even more than the two previous ones I’ve seen from them. Unlike most of the exhibitors Lubiam had for this season changed the layout of the stand a bit (and maybe this made it too difficult for me to shoot) which also gave a nice refreshment. Also this time they had present a lot of pieces from maybe their most unknown label “Brando”, in the same space with the other collections.  The collection for next spring and summer overall comes with lots and lots of bold patterns...

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