2019/02/17

THE COLORFULL WORD OF THE DUFFEL COAT















Jack Nicholson, Art Gartfunkel and the British Marine knew it for years a Duffel Coat keeps you warm during colder days but we now know that you can also look smashing in a Duffle Coat, look at the different shade of colors we see on the street.

A duffel coat, is a coat made from duffel, a coarse, thick, woolen material. The name derives from Duffel, a town in the province of Antwerp in Belgium where the fabric originated. Duffel bags were originally made from the same material. The hood and toggle fastenings proved popular, and the coat spread across Europe by the 1850s. By 1890 it was being supplied to the British Royal Navy. After World War II, the coats became available as government surplus stock and became popular, especially with students.



2019/01/30

CHAMPION TEAMS UP WITH CLOTHSURGEON










Champion has announced its latest collaboration, this time teaming up with clothsurgeon. The UK label looked to the Ivy League for inspiration this time, going specifically to the midcentury period of the ’40s, ‘50s and ‘60s to create a collegiate collection with a modern twist.

Pieces in the collection include sweatshirts emblazoned with Hackney — clothsurgeon’s home town — in the style of traditional American colleges alongside letterman jackets, hoodies, cardigans and matching sweatsuit sets. Take a look through the gallery above to see the range for yourself.

2019/01/27

THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL - Ralph Lauren SS2019






















August last year I showed you on my blog the looks of Ralph's Spring 2019 collection.
Today I found on the world wide web new pictures with detail shots. They even bring back more of those sweet Rugby memories and are worth a re-post.

Stay preppy my friends!

2019/01/26

WATCH OUT FOR STREET PILOTS











During early flight and throughout the First World War pilots rode in open cockpits. These daredevils of the sky were quick to wear whatever they could find that was warm and that often included whatever their personal finances could afford. There was not much in the way of 'Service Issued' military clothing issued pilots and crews, other than the standard uniform. There was nothing like a standard Bomber Jacket or Flight Jacket at that time. It took the U.S. Army until September 1917 to establish the Aviation Clothing Board. Finally, they began distributing heavy duty leather bomber jackets with high wrap around collars, zipper closures with wide thick wind flaps, snug cuffs and waits. Some even came fringed and lined with fur. The American flight and bomber jacket was born.

Even after the wars were over and the pilots went home, their jackets stayed important, becoming something of a phenomenon especially with those who hadn’t flown. It wasn’t just because these jackets were warm and fit well, but because there was something otherworldly iconic about the people who wore them as members of the newest and least-tested branch of the armed services. As technology advanced, sending pilots higher and faster into the unknown, their uniform changed, but this aura of idealized American ingenuity and military might remained.

Today the pilots don't need these sturdy leather jackets with or without a shearling lining, we wear them just on a jeans and even over a suit or a blazer. Fashion will always reinvent the use od a classic piece.