And the London Collections of Menswear continues to be analyzed and reviewed, transformative collections at Gieves & Hawkes, as well as, Belstaff bring new found vibes that still link to their heritages; while maritime hues and relax fit pieces accompany frugal opulence at Tiger of Sweden.
Gieves & Hawkes
A lineage of 244 years, considered the inventor of the blazer and most definitely the pith helmet Gieves & Hawkes has an immaculate history of tailoring. However this collection debuted a transformative moment in the G&H historical time, with not a suit or tie to be seen. The collection was interlocked the evermore casual wear with an eminent ode to tailoring. T-shirts in luxury cottons and cashmere shirting paired with delicately tailored suit jackets in olively greens, rusty reds and creamy crème.
Keeping their roots planted firm in their motorcycling heritage yet feeding the urge to expand to a higher elevation, Belstaff took on a luxurious Desert Rat vibe showcasing in a sandy desert background. The collection delivered full satisfaction to my love of outerwear with leather vests, lightweight leather racing jackets, map imprinted field jackets, reversible nylon bombers, along with an array of knit pieces and a fusion of a biker and Chukka boot made of foam and waxed suede. The collection was the perfect cohesion of masculine biker luxury, right on target for the dog days ahead.
Tiger of Sweden
From the standpoint of those in the retail sphere Tiger of Sweden is the new go-to menswear brand, that seemingly continues to keep the mélange of frugal opulence with flawless style and trustworthy quality all for the right price. This season’s collection gave a smoothly serene vibe with loose cut tailoring; tracksuit bottoms along with Aran knit sweaters, relaxed fit denim and topped off with embroidered hats. With looks colored in juxtaposition of blacks and whites, as well as, deep-sea hues with a random hint of dark rusty red.