Amsterdams Blauw is the denim collection by Scotch & Soda. The name Amsterdams Blauw (Amsterdam Blue) comes from the color of paint that was used in the Golden Century between 1500-1750 to paint Dutch porcelain. The Fall/Winter collection is called "Something about Saterday" The workweek is over and come Saterday, we drop formal dress codes and change into our favorite attire: a pair of trusty denims.
Suit by Hickey Freeman
Suit by Simon Spurr
Suit by Tommy Hilfiger
"3-piece suit" by GANT Rugger
Suit by Club Monaco
GQ runs a very nice article about Tweeds. "In your father's day, tweed suita were thicker than carpeting and itchier than straw, and no one was happy. Those sad days are over. Actor James Marsden walks the dockside streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn, in a new breed of killer tweed".
The Gant Campus Store, Maastricht has also a woman section. On the first floor you can easily find you're way around. The woman area is based on natural tones and products. The wall units are in white washed oak, the round tables are in natural wood and the "flight trunks" are covered with linen. The wooden floor is covered with natural sisal. The woman area is decorated not only with products from Gant Mainline, but also Gant Collection & Gant by Michael Bastian is presented.
Today, I received my pocket square from Armstrong & Wilson, packed in a nice box with the text "It's okay to be a square" accompanied with a personal thank you note of A & M. Can't wait to put on my blazer and wear mine Mad Man Madras pocket square.
Yesterday, I just show you a teaser of the Gant Campus Store, Maastricht. Today I show you the ground floor. At the entrance you feel like coming into an living room with a "chesterfield" sofa, Jielde lamp and trunks where the master of the house stock his summer garments. In the fitting rooms they used fabric from Rugby shirts with rubber buttons, the walls are covered with heritage frames, showing old advertisements and historic pics of the Gant archieves. at the back of the store there is the "boatrack" just put your skiff and oars here and go shopping. The bookcase at the back of the cashdesk is filled with ivy sports and pennants from Yale. In the staircase to the womans section you see a beautiful wooden skiff.
You have to visit the store more than once to see every little detail.