Founded in 1851 by renowned tailor, John Emary, Aquascutum was created with the intention of providing stylish protection from unpredictable British weather while maintaining a timeless aesthetic that is truly wearable.
For the Autumn/Winter 2014 collection, the brand has stayed true to their heritage by offering a sartorial balance of classic tailored pieces in a warm colour palette featuring strong touches of navy, burnt orange, oxblood and hints of mustard yellow. The outerwear comes in a range of unique textile compositions including 100% cashmere double faced cloths, split fabrics, as well as stiff leather bonded flannel, suede reindeer skin and a storm system flannel. Rainwear styles include a waterproof flannel storm-system Howell trench with a leather lined under collar, as well as a luxury 100% waterproof silk raincoat with a built in leather pouch. This collection also sees an updated return of the best-selling Broadgate raincoat in a contemporary and versatile grey-melange hue.
Lambswool plays a key role among the knitwear, offering crew neck jumpers, scarves and hats, while oversized pique knitted blazers, jacquard knits and a 100% Scottish cashmere Kirby sweater evoke notions of traditional Autumn dressing. The evening wear is presented as an eternal wardrobe staple and comes in both velvet and jacquard materials which feature a classic Prince of Wales print, while the collection of ties focuses on seasonal textures such as silk and knit with woven styles in iconic prints, successfully establishing the brand’s definition.
This season, designer Thomas Harvey has aimed to offer menswear as the epitome of quality craftsmanship. “We’re not chasing fast fashion with this collection because we want people to understand and appreciate who we are as a brand.” Centered on the idea of timeless and iconic fashion that never fades, Aquascutum’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection offers a finishing statement on seasonal style for the modern man who values traditional tailoring with a
Written by Katrice Dustin for Client Magazine
If it’s British-made then we love to shout about it and these Thom Browne brogues are amongst our favourite this season. The American designer was recently named CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year, and we are very pleased that he chose the UK to manufacture these striking brogues. We hand-picked five pairs from his footwear collection…
above THOM BROWNE HOUNDSTOOTH JACQUARD AND PEBBLE-GRAIN LEATHER BROGUES
above THOM BROWNE ANCHOR DETAIL SUEDE WINGTIP BROGUES
above THOM BROWNE PEBBLE-GRAIN NUBUCK LONGWING BROGUES
above THOM BROWNE BLACK CLASSIC WINGTIP BROGUES
above THOM BROWNE PEBBLE-GRAIN LEATHER BROGUES
Grenson is a footwear brand that is steeped in history with a rich heritage. We look forward to talking about that soon but for now had to share these fine pair of shoes. The Grenson Black Leather Sid Brogues are a giant amongst the brogue family. Using the finest traditional standards in constructing the shoes, the contemporary design screams of style. Here seen in black from Opumo, at £195, it’s not too high a price to pay for any gent who appreciates true craftsmanship.
We do love a backpack that is both cool looking and utilitarian. The Givenchy Multi-pocket Backpack is the answer, made from soft leather with signature Obsedia clasp. The craftsmanship will appeal to both young and older generations and it’s ideal for multi-use, whether that be in the City or for traveling.
These Pierre Hardy Blue & Black Leather Derbys are a great stand-out shoe for anybody looking to add a bit of bold colour to their look, but keep it smart. With a textured blue leather body and black buffed leather longing-inspired paneling. Shop here
Next Thursday 6th February sees the launch of a great new collaboration between oki-ni, Nowartt & Master-Piece, releasing a stylish and rugged new backpack and tote bag.
Nowartt is a Japanese textile and graphic label created by designer and art director Toyoki Adachi. Nowartt stands for “now art textile = timeless modern art – / no war textile = peaceful art”. Nowartt graphics are widely used by major fashion brands, sports apparel brands and for outdoor apparel and accessory brands. Nowartt combines heritage and modern arts.
Master-Piece is renowned for creating outstanding luggage and accessories that “fuse design and function at high-level”. The brand was founded in Osaka in 1994 by Taichi Fujimatsu, who is behind state of the art design and the use of cutting edge technical fabrics.
Since oki-ni visited Nowartt’s design studio in Tokyo, the graphic design house have developed a series of prints that were inspired by the extra-terrestrial setting of oki-ni’s AW12 Video – The Launch. With this brief, they created two colourful prints that repeat familiar Nowartt themes of flora and fauna. As you would expect, both the Backpack and the Tote Bag are hand-crafted by Master-Piece to exacting standards, using luxurious leather, hardwearing Cordura nylon and soft-suede.
Master-Piece products at oki-ni
Written by Ian Cole, Editor-in-Chief
Client favourite, Sebastian Sauve at Premier Model Mgmt was one of the cover models for the launch of Client Style Guide USA in December. Below is the unseen video from the shoot plus the editorial.
Videographer: Manuel Molla
Photography: Aitor Santome
Styling: Cristina Planelles
Grooming: Fidel Fernadez
Styling Assistant: Anabel Vicente
Production: Rather Nice Projects