Thursday, 29 May 2014

Mix and match ... Summer is here

GYM, SUN or just general summer fun now is the time for all styles, mix and match as long as it has a casual feel to it, all is to play for.
Where to start first? Who cares. The first thing I have plumped for is the cotton blend Hugo Boss black jogging pants, these regular fit track pants sport the Boss logo on the left side zip pocket of which there are two.

I like to contrast the actual sport use of the pants with the Armani Jeans crossover strap sandal in either blue or brown, the leather upper round toe sandal has a rubber sole with padded insole.

Now with the blue main stay, try contrasting it with the Minimum DK Kieron ivory t-shirt with stunning palm tree design print on the front, crew neck and slim fit.
Or try the Tetony 1 white t-shirt with multi-image print from Boss.

As an aside, being prepared for every practicality is always cool and keeping everything neatly sorted in the relaxed Swims Footwear 48 hour navy bag, which is a water resistant nylon, waterproof zipper and three inner pocket bag couldn’t be easier. 
Or the Herschel Supply Co Parker navy red backpack, which is a fully lined bag with pleated front and internal media pockets.

Perfect to hold a Barbour Dept B sports hat. The Dartmoor dark hat is a broad rimmed, with camouflage print, waxed outer, or one of the birch or bucket Norse Projects hats, which are the same styling, with reversible Oxford vintage print.

To once again contrast, a pair of Versace Tricolour beige and white or blue shoes, with lace up lightweight shoes, with branded buckle should be safely stowed.

Now to adapt any look a blazer always throws up a summer feel, be it from old school to boat club and the Gibson London pin stripe blazer cuts across both with two hand pockets, satin lining, single vent with delightful print lining, or the icon of Prisoner-esque navy blazer with three button front placket, beautiful white piping on front and pockets, with the Gabicci branded badge, polka dot lining and satin sleeve inner. 

I can just hear ‘Be seeing you’, as I look at the garment.

Of course a sweat shirt is de rigueur in a look of this type, so for crew neck shirts the Penfield Grad Appliqué in grey or yellow or the Norse Projects Ketel logo in dark grey/olive, grey/melangue or black, both sporting the brand name across the chest in classic sweat shirt fashion. 

For a hooded, plump for the Hugo Boss Black jacket hooded BM sweat. Two welt pockets, drawstring hood, zip through with Boss logo, all very Marciano, it also comes in navy.

Now for shorts, there is nothing wrong with the delicious contrast D1 check blue mix Docker shorts, keen length, check print with five pockets and zip fly. 

Or for a slightly calmer colour set go with the sharp stripe Fred Perry regal shorts, four pocket, striped pattern short in soft lightweight cotton and zip fly.

Keeping it casual once again with the Sebago Trenton penny loafer a fully suede upper, contrast stitching shoe with rubber sole. The Moccasin construction shoe comes in dark brown and rust colourings as well. Or the Lacoste Led Moorwell dark brown loafer with tassel upper, leather lining and upper, cushion insoles wonder.

Light coloured shades will work against the larger blue garments I am going for the Justin tortoise Wayfarer based sunglasses from Ray Ban in acetate frame, and brown lens. Nice.


These combinations are very much a tin of sweets, there are many to choose from that work together, it always pays to keep having a look and to mix things up.