Summer is over and vacation mode is gone for most people. Including Baltzar and his friends, it is full on business as usual. After a long and glorious summer, it is easy to feel the urge to get back into full focus. Getting back in your suit or just simply tie a tie Monday morning. Weeks pass by and we quickly find ourselves deeply rooted in the everyday rhythm of autumn. This is why it is crucial to realize that every glimpse of sunshine can become meaningful moments of refueling. The small getaways, where you, if only for minutes escape your consciousness. Pure healing – The waterhole of autumn.
This season is continuing to offer sober tones with discrete colour accents. Such as the cinnamon brown which comes very well to use with long fibre fabrics such as cashmere, flannels and merino wool.
A Glimpse of the Sun
Autumn menswear for well-dressed men is always going to be associated with a permission to wear flannel and boots. The dark grey wool blazer fabric is being complemented with tones of blue from the gloves and vest (which is the coat of October). Dark brown boots add both warmth and comfort to the look. But don’t forget the tie, without the tie you are just another vagabond. You are working now, but remember to stop and catch that beam of sunshine by the street you always passes by but never thought to notice.
The British Comeback
For many seasons we have experienced lighter constructions, lighter fabrics and lighter shoulders even during autumn. The heavy canvassing of London tailors and the tweeds of Scotland has almost seemed like a distance memory. Not anymore.
Although still with the precision of the light Italian shoulder the fabrics this season is heavier, fibrous and simply put much more British. Tagliatore has created the ultimate soft shouldered tweed jacket with all the colours of the season mixed in a perfect checked pattern. Green, brown, grey, beige and red.
Rediscovering the familiar
Autumn as always means layering up with great use of accessories such as scarves on rollnecks, vests on blazers and to top it off, why not a flannel hat with a hood-vest. In order not to becom heavy on the upper body, this look is balanced by wearing a full suit together with boots from Heschung. The heavier boots provide completion for the look and make it come together. Another great feature with a beige flannel suit is that it can easily be broken into two pieces and worn separately.
When it rains, the Uber prices rise and the streets quickly become abandoned. Another moment to rediscover another everyday environment, All you need is an umbrella. The best umbrellas in the world are made by hand in a workshop just outside Milan, where the sixth generation of family business Maglia Francesco is still active. Make sure your shoes have rubbers soles when the rain pours, like these trainers from Heschung and you are good to go.
Break Your Patterns
When did you last get off the tube one station earlier than you should? When did you last ditch the car for a bike-ride? The reason not might be because you thought you needed your briefcase. You do, but you can wear it on your back. It is called a backpack and it is best served from Frank Clegg. Their Hampton backpack in chocolate tumbled leather allows you to become mobile without loosing sartorial finesse. Here together with our favourite navy suit from Tagliatore.
Although the moments we stop during a hectic day is important, sometimes it is simply just not good enough. While escaping the pulse of downtown the fashion does not necessarily have to change that drastically. Take the dog for a walk wearing your woollen tie and exchange the light down vest for rugged suede one. Although the expression ‘no brown in town’ has long lost its realism. It is still the best way to stay attached to reality while getting a well-deserved break in sartorial tone at a place only your 4×4 can take you. Voff Voff.