Thanks for the kind words : )
The collection is shipping to NY from the London store tomorrow, so should be in the DSM NY by the 25th.
We're beginning to get some new deliveries from some awesome designers like Matthew Miller and Stephan Schneider which will be online in the next couple of weeks.
For the moment though, our SUMMER SALE is still in full swing! We've got up to 50% off right now, and as a big thanks for all your support and kind words out there, we thought we'd extend our friends and family discount out to all you guys,
Just enter FRIENDSNFAMILY when your checking out to receive a further 15% off all sale and non sale purchases.
Enjoy the sun : )
Hope you all had wonderful weekends, if you are feeling the Monday blues then we have a little something to cheer you up...
Christophe Lemaire AW14 has just dropped online with some great pieces to guide you from summer to winter in style.
Do let us know what you think of the new collection,
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Was it just the DM's you had in mind? They're such a great shape! Looking forward to seeing your order : )
Hope you're all having a great week...
A few of you may be familiar with the German label A Kind Of Guise, but for those of you that aren't here's a little background history; A Kind Of Guise started off as a student project during the summer of 2009. What began as nothing more than creating some special one off pieces for friends and relatives, soon developed into something much bigger. From those beginnings up until today, A Kind Of Guise's focus is on creating something they love.
Made entirely in Germany, so they can keep a close eye on their high standards of production and always with the best fabrics (Italian wools for tailoring etc) Although relatively new to the market, have exploded onto the scene with a bang!
This season The Guise traveled back to the fascinating boroughs of Istanbul and let this ancient yet at the same time radically modern city has to offer, influence them. Deciding to try out new combinations of cuts and fabrics, striving to capture those same elements of surprise and contrasts, which Istanbul is known for, in the garments.
Classic workwear jackets come in luxurious Harris Tweed fabrics and seemingly dressy coats are cut from technical fabrics, lending them a functional quality.
Silhouettes and looks throughout the collection continue to mix casual with workwear and business attire, as neatly tailored suits, sports jackets and camel hair coats are paired with 16 oz moleskin trousers, washed-out German cargo shirts and waterproof macs, but always with a strong sense of style and character.
Shirt fabrics are mainly of Italian origin, in poplin and flannel cotton qualities as well as new interesting woven structures and indigo dyeing.
What's more, I'll let you into a little secret... To celebrate the UK Bank Holiday and Carnival weekend in London, we're offering £40 off any purchase over £200 so there's never been a better time to discover A Kind Of Guise! Just enter the code GETLIVELY when checking out to claim your discount : )
Click here to check out the A Kind Of Guise drop: http://bit.ly/1a5ZkRR
This week we have got our co-owner Kirk fashioning his current favourites down at Kingly Street, with pieces from AW14 Lemaire, Miller and A Kind of Guise... What do you think of his choices?
Dr Martens M.I.E Derby Shoe
How would you wear it?
I like the way he wears it, but I would never wear it like that. I know that this clean look, paired with narrow shoulders, and volume through the body and hips, and going down to a taper, with slim shoes, or sometimes chunky, creeper style shoes, is really popular right now, but I don't really do clean very well, and I definitely can't wear that silhouette.
My personal style is a lot more heritage sportswear and western influenced - er, think if Visvim had been a Canadian brand - so, a lot of the same elements, but with less whimsy, and more wilderness. I would wear the pieces with a more straight up and down silhouette, and with much more layering, much fewer clean lines. and a lot more blues and greys and fewer blacks. If you look at the way A Kind of Guise was styled in the AW2012 (http://akindofguise.com/aw-02-2012/) and AW2013 (http://akindofguise.com/autumn-winter-2013/), both set in cold places, the first in remote country, the second in a famously cold, industrial city, are styled, that's probably how I'd wear a lot of the clothing that you guys carry.