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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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BEAMS fall and winter 2015

After yesterday's take on the seasonal collection of Drake's London another look book and dose of inspiration for the week, this time from Asia. Japanese brand and retailer BEAMS - one of the most interesting names in terms of menswear - a while ago released multiple different look books or catalogues for this season and pictures below have been taken from one them, named "in The style" which features mostly tailored garments together with some a bit more casual and relaxed elements. If you're not yet familiar with BEAMS, to put it shortly, it is a Japan-based retailer that was founded in 1976 and has since expanded into one of the biggest Japanese clothing retailers. The company offers multiple different lines...

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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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Cotton suit - the most versatile suit

The cotton suit might be one of the most underappreciated garments in men's summer wardrobe. Despite that I had for a long time been thinking about getting one commissioned for myself. Today I am taking a look at the result. A suit might sometimes sound like the last thing you want to put on during hot and sunny summer days. There are still many ways to cool down the look and make it appropriate for the weather. First of all by choosing lightweight fabrics and unlined models one can fight the hear. Secondly, different kind of combinations featuring loafers without socks or even t-shirts with a jacket for example can make a difference. id="attachment_9626" Caught by Karl-Edwin Guerre at the party...

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Suit trousers combined with double-breasted linen blazer

Another sneak peek from last weekend. As mentioned yesterday, later this week I will come up with some more detailed thoughts about cotton suits, their versatility and how to wear a (camel colored) cotton suit - as a suit and separately. But for now just pictures. Here wearing Sauma private label cotton trousers (part of a suit) with G.Abo Napoli double-breasted indigo dyed linen blazer and Proper Cloth light blue oxford cloth shirt.Bottle green knitted silk tie by Viola Milano and vintage cotton-linen pocket square.

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