Look of the Week: a Touch of Whimsy
This week, we're pairing understated neutrals with playful patterns for light-hearted summer-ready style.
The world is a strange place at the moment, but we’re doing our best to engender light-heartedness and levity where we can. This week, we’re focusing on the small sartorial details that can instantly perk up an otherwise ordinary outfit: playful prints, striking colours and interesting textures are bringing us assuagement in these uncertain times. Here are the particular pieces we’re eyeing up: De Petrillo jacket: As we’ve discovered time and again, De Petrillo can never put a foot wrong with its impeccable tailoring. Its double-breasted linen ‘Vesuvio’ jacket in olive might just be the ultimate spring wardrobe addition, versatile enough for work and play. Cruna trousers: Speaking of versatility, Cruna’s cotton gabardine ‘Marais’ trousers in ecru beg to be worn all summer long, thanks to their classic tapered silhouette, neutral colouring and breathability. Sport them during the day with a chic pair of sneakers and dress them up in the evening by throwing on a smart blazer.
Drake’s pocket square: The addition of a pocket square is a simple way of injecting an element of whimsy into one’s outfit. For unique designs rendered in luxurious fabrics, look to renowned British artisanal haberdashers Drake’s: their cotton ‘mystic animal’ pocket square features a playful yet elegant print that will quickly become a favourite. Drake’s tie: Transport yourself to the seaside with this cotton poplin boat pattern tie from Drake’s, which will bring a subtle touch of colour to your everyday attire. Turnbull & Asser shirt: Cocktail hour calls for suitably rakish garb, and what could be more rakish than a shirt originally designed for Sean Connery’s Bond? Channel your inner 007 with Turnbull & Asser’s classic ‘Dr No’ shirt in pale blue - a sartorial staple that has truly stood the test of time.