Test-driving the new Courchevel jacket prototype, on a cozy winter's evening. These were designed by me as a hybrid of sportcoat and cardigan, perfect for apres-ski next to a roaring fire, snifter in hand. The one here is in a navy wool/cashmere jersey fabric with a fantastic hand. These are perfect for travel, folding up easily and resistant to wrinkles.
I'm thinking of adding a patch barchetta pocket and a lapel buttonhole on the production jackets. Perhaps double-breasted and sahariana versions too...
Comfy Christmas fit. Skivvy is Uniqlo. Jacket is Lardini and pents from Sartore. Finished off with C&J Exmoors in roughout suede.
Later I will don a Drake's scarf and Paul Smith overcoat to venture out into Shanghai's evening chill.
This is a great post, I've learned a lot in this thread studying matching of clothing pieces and attractive combinations. I like the texture in this picture. In the 80's it was a rule to not wear cordaroid. It was so bad in the late 70's with bell bottoms that it was the third rail of fashion. Yet in your picture it adds warmth and texture. It proves good matching of color, pattern, and texture is above any rule.
In the 80's it was a rule to not wear cordaroid. .
I don't know where this rule was in force but it wasn't in my world (which included NY, Chicago, London and Paris) where tweed jackets paired with corduroy pants were an old school staple. Early 80s I recall raiding Jaeger (London) for a half dozen pairs of their sumptuous cotton/cashmere blend cords.
Monday - what I hope to be a quiet day at the office.
Suit - New & Lingwood
Shirt - Tyrwhitt
Tie - Charvet
Cufflinks - Metropolitan Museum of Art
Vintage watch chain
Braces - New & Lingwood
Boots - Paul Stuart (Grenson Masterpiece)
Overcoat - Adolfo
Scarf - Thomas Farthing, London
Hat - Selentino