Monday, 10 November 2014

Keep it simple for winter


Simple out fits using a common thread of colour is something I always like.
It also means a wardrobe can be recycled, not in the local council sense, but to make variable looks. 

With the main colour of navy blue in one look as the main coat in the other as the jumper, these two looks are current season wise to keep you warm with style, but you could always drop certain aspects and wear for other times of year.

So for the coat, how about the Ten C grey Snow Smock, or the Hardy Amies Herringbone light grey wool jacket, which both have a lovely light grey allowing the darker colours to standout.
The Amies is a button through, four front pocket, flap covers on the hand with a quilted lining which is a bright contrast orange. The Ten C is as you would expect harking back military days of old with drawstring hood and as many pockets as you would ever need.

Slide in a Barbour Kirktown cardigan, all cable knit class with all over design and chunky leather (football) buttons, sat nicely on a contrast placket.
If zips are you preferred fasten, the Hugo Boss Orange Zaid 1 navy cardigan with two front pockets is perfect and has a less rugged feel.

Returning to the grey I would slide in a Matinique Cutaway shirt, long sleeved, French collar with adjustable cuffs, while in the pocket keeping your hands warm the Norse Projects x Hestra Svante gloves in charcoal are a great leather lambswool combination.

Kicking off the next look, for the jacket the Hardy Amies navy wool jacket, is a navy knockout. Shearling collar, button through, with two hand pockets it’s a delight. 

A crisp white shirt is needed, and there isn’t much that says it better than the Armani Jeans white shirt, with two chest pockets, contrast elbow patches.

In exchange for a jumper, slipping in a waistcoat works well with this number, the Gibson  Vintage brown wool waistcoat to be precise.
Wool button, satin back, the slim fit waistcoat, with two front pockets is a corker, you could drop a Newsboy Boy Stetson hat, to keep with the waistcoat colourings the Goat suede brown is ideal.

The Penfield Pennystone tan sheepskin gloves provide an outdoor feel to the look, and of course are bloody warm, a splash of variable pattern comes nicely with the Tootal Paisley wine scarf, a silk powerhouse of heat with fringe finish.


Top top this out completely the Barbour Travel Explorer bag in dark brown, zip fastening with padlock, aged appearance, detachable shoulder strap twin leather carry handles, with tartan lining. You can keep other one of the outfits in it as well.