Friday, 24 May 2013

Set for the weekend: Part 1



THERE ARE too many songs written around the importance of the weekend and Bank Holiday weekends are especially welcome, providing extra time to show off a new set of threads.

So with the British summer time being its usual unpredictable self there are some superb pieces about to make sure you look well turned out whatever the weather.
Starting from the top, a sure fire winner is a corner stone of any man’s wardrobe a rainmac, and the Crombie navy or blue waterproof piece both stirs a history or recognition and a simple appreciation of style.

The three quarter length jackets, that use the pioneering lightweight, yet soft and durable outer fabric, is all clean lines, with two hand pockets, button cuff, hidden front Corozzo button front, with one proud neck button on show.

The natural resin coat, comes in a  tailored fit, a superb beige and green inner lining, along with one pocket, on the navy mac the inner sporting red.

This piece is nothing short of perfect and is a great way to kick off some classic style this weekend.

The Matinique Cunningham trench coat is along similar lines, coming in navy or khaki.
The coat  does not sport the smooth lines of the Crombie, more a combination of lines, with the nice round edged neck strap closure, front chest pocket as well as two hands, with adjustable cuffs, it also comes in a tailored fit, with a light blue inner, with zip pocket on the navy and white with the khaki.

Hat wise, I am plumping for the magnificent Stetson range of hatteras or newsboy cap. These lightweight, 100% linen caps are beautiful, but what would you expect from the most famous hat manufacturer in America, yes, that Stetson.

The range comes in a variety of finishes, waxed, wool, corduroy, even leather and 17 variations of colour and fabric.

The hats sits perfectly alongside the aforementioned rainmacs, but then you could also check out Barbour, or the Lacoste caps, along with the Oliver Spencer






Lynmouth Bridge raincoat.
Drop the Norse Projects Fjell nylon rucksack, design in conjunction with All Capellino and you have a perfect part on of my Bank Holiday set up.
The bag comes in navy, with a beige suede base and leather straps, and is a bell shape to it, leather shoulder straps and has a fully lined 15” laptop compartment.
It is, as are the aforementioned pieces, very nice.