A destination store to many of the world’s best dressed gentleman, Autumn 2019 sees London-based Budd Shirtmakers release its largest and most luxurious ready-to-wear collection to date. Texture and tonality are the dominant theme of the Look-Out collection, a rich palette of earthy and berry infused tones that are sensual to the touch and which are conceived to work effortlessly together. Think russet, henna, plum olive, rifle and blues.
All of the motifs and details you would expect of Budd are present in the Look-Out range. Carefully sourced materials, a continued faithfulness to cut and quality, and a focus on comfort as well as style.
Of course, Budd is renowned for its soft and utterly wearable shirting, which is crafted using traditional techniques from the finest fabrics. Along with all the usual work, casual and formal favourites, this season sees the introduction of a range of Easycare (minimum iron, minimum fuss) shirts. Solids and bengal stripes feature heavily, but there are also dobby weave options, an usual feature for an Easycare fabric that is the result of the complex finishing process.
As well as the impeccable shirting that we have come to expect from Budd is a brand new collection of knitwear, which is a first for the label this season. Made for the company by one of Scotland’s most respected workshops and in a choice of merino wool or luxurious Loro Piana cashmere, choose between a multitude of styles, some of which will become a second skin. Options include roll necks, crew or v-necks, long sleeved polo shirts, and the chance to layer up with a sleeveless tank or cardigan. Texture comes into play with seed stitch cashmere sweaters, the ultimate object of desire.