Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Dock in to summer

PREPPY, steady go for the sun-filled days set to come the American prep look, well chinos such as Dockers and the Humor clothing in Dean biege trousers are becoming the rounds of choice for the coming months.

No socks, Bass Weejuns or try throwing in a pair of Loakes (loafers) topped off with some of the fabulous new pastel colour Fila Vintage T-shirts and well, how about a Pretty Green Monkey jackets, in the lovely olive or stunning sky and you are set for the sun.

Out of the five colours available, the Dockers range of slim fit or extra slim chino, in light grey, light beige, dark navy, navy and the classic khaki.

Superb tailoring is a given with this Levi Strauss & Co backed garment, which have been synonymous with the preppy summer look since its inception in 1986.

The slant front pockets and welted double back, sport a button fastener.

They are the perfect foil for a smart pair of desk shoes, try the Larson burgundy loafers or my favourites Larkin tassel burgundy, with the superb hand stitched 100 per cent leather sole.

The classic English show maker Loake also offers some sublime daisy’s with the 1880 Brighton loafer in oxblood or black, which boasts a Goodyear welted sole for increased durability and life.

The lightweight Pretty Green jackets top off the look and are perfect for that final layer as BBQs stretch on into the night.

As for the t-shirts, the delicious Fila Vintage pastel colour Ace range are something fresh for the season.

Sporting the classic F badge on the chest, this t is really a challenge to famous French label; Chemise Lacoste, with a three button front placket and two-stripe design on the sleeve.

A range of colours including French blue, sky blue, Chinese red, purple Heather, lemon and Kelly green make this a reasonably priced gem to complete any look.

Drop in some batty shades, Wayferers Ray Ban, or anything form the Persol range, I particularly like the 2747S ones in black.

And this all started with a humble pair of Dockers, all aboard!