A short and sweet overview of my picks from Stitch Menswear this season.
Possibly the most well traveled man at the show, he's lived all over the world from Asia & North American to Europe - a fact that reflects in his designs. Great print shirts with acid wash, worn-in finish were the highlight.
The only head-wear at Stitch Menswear I'd consider wearing. The trilby's and basket-weaves came in a great range of colours. Thought I was over the trilby - I'm not.
The team behind last summers breakout 'I'm Bad' tees. Soft jersey tees, block colour and technical prints. Summer is their season. I want those candy stripe trunks!
Without a story, print tshirts bore me to tears. Luckily the Part-Time Superheroes boys were on hard to explain their prints in the small but perfectly formed selection of quirky photo-tees. To précis a 20 minutes conversation horribly, they're Glaswegian, they're full of energy and they have boundless enthusiasm. For that, I commend them.
Loved by Labyrinth, this paisley print knit blazer (the outerwear of choice next season) was cooler than...well Labyrinth himself frankly. A popped lapel, styled with a button down shirt & gold trims pushed it beyond my dreams. In short, I want this look. Every item. No exceptions.
The last time I wore a baseball cap was when I was 11 and it was used to shield my eyes from the sun. Despite my aversion to the trusty cap, I was instantly drawn to the Quiet Life rang - they're what I'd expect to find in Willy Wonka's wardrobe.
Possibly the brightest and most exciting section of ties, scarves and cravats I've seen in years. This selection instantly stood out amongst a barrage of streetwear. The range is all about gentlemanly quality, without feeling dated - a touch line to tread.
Best of the rest...