Anonymous asked:

Do you have any idea where I might find that beautiful Isaia jacket? I've been hunting for one for a while now to no avail.

Hey,

It’s real beauty but it’s from an earlier season so it’s hard to find. I would recommend to look at Ebay, Styleforum and Yoox.

Yoox has one without the patch pockets for 1070 EUR in size 48 (it actually has the same fabric composition too). If you’ll wait for their sale you would probably get a 20-30% discount anytime soon. 

Best,

Robin

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Eton x Eidos Napoli

I wrote about this a time ago and it’s a must to mention it again. This is one of the greatest moments for the menswear enthusiasts in Stockholm, London and New York. More information can be found here.

The swedish blog Manolo will have a preview for their readers to buy the collection in Stockholm before everyone else. For more information about this opportunity, visit Manolo here.

Belvest SS15 Pitti Uomo 86

Founded 1964 at Piazzola sul Brenta in Italy, the company celebrates a history of more than 45 years of today. All this experience has led to one of the best industry standards for cutting and production and is today producing quality garments under their own label and for other brands. In 1996 Belvest made a collection called “Jacket in the Box”, a collection of jackets that didn’t have any kind of lining and with a light construction. Some says that this was the start of the ongoing trend that we can see today with the unlined and unconstructed jackets. 

Belvest delivers a lot of wardrobe staples and classics but still with a focus on a lightweight construction. Grey, blue, white are well represented in the new collection but also some wisely chosen patterns that stands out just that perfect way that only Italians can do. 

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Lightweight outfit for spring with a grey, blue and white combination. 

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Another casual suit in a understated light blue.

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A more playful pattern in a burgundy, blue and green check.

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A middle blue that’s excellent for the more casual events.

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Grey and blue in a lot of different shades. 

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Everything is made in their own factories in Italy.

Eleventy SS15

Eleventy is a fairly new brand that started 2006 by Marco Baldassari and Paul Zuntini. The brand produces exclusively in Italy and is therefore able to withhold high quality garments with the today well known label “Made in Italy”. Eleventy is represented in 5 flagship stores in Italy as well as over 105 multibrand stores all around the world. 

Some would call Eleventy an more affordable alternative for the exclusive brand Brunello Cucinelli and I think that’s a great reputation for a young brand like Eleventy to have. The brand started strong with polo shirts but quickly expanded and today they’re offering everything from socks to suits.

Eleventy SS15 offers a great selection of garments that will fit perfectly in the classic wardrobe with earthy colors that’s easy to match with other garments. Washed sport coats, classic suits, sneakers and sport influenced garments are only a few of them. 

As always the brand focuses a lot on the details and this includes mother of pearl buttons, suede lining for the collars and functional buttons holes for the jackets. My personal favorites for this collection are the green suede jacket and the beige suede vest. 

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Formal with casual, navy doubled breasted jacket styled with red and brown.

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A more casual outfit with a great color pattern that consist of red, beige, blue and white.

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It’s all about the details. Pick-stitching, suede details and functional buttons holes are just a few of them.

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Beige suede vest that’s perfect over a sweater for spring.

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One of my favorites from the collection, green suede bomber jacket.

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Brown leather biker jacket.

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A selection of the suits from the collection. Lightweight wool that’s perfect for the summer. 

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Italian sportswear, hoodie with both cotton and suede material.

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Earthy colored sneakers with suede details.

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Brogue details are one of the main focuses for the shoes.

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Casual shirts with removable collar stays and mother of pearl buttons.

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Eleventy have a great selection of accessories with some classic color patterns and more colorful ones. 

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Suede portfolio bag in the perfect snuff color.

Summer sneakers

Summer has come to Sweden and it’s hot, very hot. We have temperatures reaching over 30 C and with that in mind I thought it would be time talk about something that’s always popular in the summer, sneakers.

Sneakers do not tend to last that long mainly because of two things. The first is because of the rubber sole and that it doesn’t breath close to the leather sole. This means that moisture will have easier to stay in the shoes and in time make the shoe smell bad. This will eventually happen with all sneakers but if you use a shoe block it will increase the lifespan of the shoes.

The second is because you can’t repair it as you can do with a pair of well made leather shoes. If you have an Goodyear welted shoe you have the possibility the repair sole almost infinite times. (the upper leather will eventually break though). To prevent this for happening to soon it’s recommended to clean the sole from now and then. Don’t forgot to clean and moisture the upper leather too if it’s a pair of sneakers with leather.

I would recommend the white sneakers without any doubt. It will get dirty but that’s where the leather comes in the picture. The more you use it, the better looking it will get. Here’s three sneakers that have the looks but in different price ranges.

No 1. Common Projects Original Archilles €295 (Mr Porter).

No 2. Adidas Stan Smith €89 (Sneakersnstuff).

No 3. H&M €50.