Autumn / Winter
I’ve realized that most of the articles on #menswear I stumbled across in the last few months somehow deals with "the end of the suit", "death of the dress code" and other macabre-sounding (at least in the fashion context) events. Well, there is a lot of truth in those claims, but… every cloud has a silver lining.
There are certain stylistic solutions that affect our imagination in unique ways. Whether we want it or not, our brain affiliates certain things with contexts, movie stills, connotations. I mention it because I think that the so called power suit has a very special place in our minds.
Ah, those navy blue sportcoats, the neverending topic… So much has been written about them and so much is yet to be - and rightly so! Even though I haven’t really been their biggest fan up until recently, I think I started to appreciate them again, seeing their advantages and versatility in different ways than before. In fact, I am even slowly getting to experiment with forms that I was extremely skeptical about before, as those that title refers to - so there is always something new to write about.
The autumn-winter lookbook, that is the entry that we couldn't really do without on our blog. This year we've decided to mix the idea of a classic lookbook showing the wide outlook on clothes (like the one we presented the last time) with studio photoshoots which usually show the more "real" side of apparel and clothing. We hope that this mixture falls to your liking.
There are clothes that always easily remind about their military roots - e.g. a field jacket, even if it doesn’t resemble any original issue mode). However, there are those that almost never evoke such associations - even if they are aesthetically so close to the original that it would be more than justified.
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.