Autumn / Winter
Please consider this as a supplement to the previous article about the Urban Jacket - advisable to read them consecutively!
It might seem that we wrote so much about tweed last autumn that there isn’t much left to say. And yet on the occasion of our new collection’s launch and the presentation of the sportcoats, some questions still arised - most prominently, what the hell does Barleycorn mean?
It often happens that even after hard and sad times, precious and nice souvenirs remain. Clothes are no exception here - the trenches of the Great War left behind a trench coat, World War II resulted in adoption of modern dress (and to a smaller degree, suit) cuts and the Vietnam War gave us the M65 jacket… Now it turns out that the period of the Polish People's Republic (PRL) resulted in a great, functional raincoat!
Everyone associates tweed with the British Isles. For many, its synonym is the famous Harris Tweed, originally from the Scottish Outer Hebrides, of strictly protected origin. Fewer people know that it has a somewhat less known, but equally characteristic cousin in Ireland - the Donegal Tweed.
Neapolitan tailoring boomed in the recent years, paving its way to the top. Its synonym became the la giacca napoletana - a jacket based on a lightweight construction, with any unnecessary padding removed, comfortable and stylish. Could such a jacket be accompanied by ordinary trousers?