Autumn / Winter
For many years, the classic pyjama as a nightwear item has remained an old relict in the minds of common men. Today, most people consider pajamas to be a loose-fitting T-shirt and trousers of indeterminate length made of a different fabric, most often made of stretch such as jersey. Therefore, the idea of wearing classic pajamas, i.e. a shirt with an open collar and trousers of the same material, is considered old-fashioned and rather extravagant. It is a great pity - because this garment is definitely more stylish and not at all inferior in comfort to it's substitutes.
It goes without saying that every man should have at least one bespoke or at least MTM suit in his wardrobe. Men of standard silhouettes will always be able to find a suit or jacket for themselves, colloquially speaking "off the rack", only to have it altered by a good tailor. Men with a less standard bodies are left with bespoke tailoring or major alterations to the finished product, which rarely guarantees a satisfactory result. However, these situations usually only apply to suits at most - what if you want, or need, to step it up and get a proper outfit for evening wear? It gets a little bit complicated from here, but doesn't every adventure have to start somewhere?
Those interested in men's fashion are certainly aware of how many garments of men's everyday wardrobe boast a military pedigree. The trench coat, the t-shirt, the khaki colour, field and bomber jackets and many other items have turned "civilian" from the military. Why? There are several reasons for their popularity...
Throughout the history of fashion and style, many items of clothing have had more or less widespread stereotypes and associations that have influenced the perception of the garment in question - but none can boast as many as a certain inconspicuous piece of headgear - namely the beret.
The smoking jacket is a largely forgotten article of clothing today. Those older will see with their imagination the inter-war period and even earlier eras and the men present indulging in some well-deserved pleasure after a hard day's work wearing a smoking jacket...
In common speech, they are usually referred to as striped ties. They are designed and sewn in thousands of variations in colour and material, most often without reference to their historical origins. They are extremely versatile, although contrary to common belief, they are not suitable for every occasion.
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!