Speed / September 2019

Sliding into Autumn like...

Co-founder of Yuri & Yuri Will Field offers three vital tips for transitional dressing. Here’s what you need to know this autumn…

Easing back into work after an indulgent break. Summer is quickly becoming a fleeting throwback and six months of layering is what lies ahead. It might not be time just yet to send the summer wardrobe on a 6 month hiatus to the depths of your wardrobe. We've put together a little guide to help you identify the key pieces for a transitional wardrobe. "Smasual" dressing is an ideal opportunity to dress both practically and stylishly by mixing layers from all seasons without looking like a four-season style malfunction.

A navy single-breasted blazer is one of the most versatile and transitional pieces a man can own. certainly a robust contender for smart casual to go a little further than occasional wear. The Edward Sexton navy blazer carries all the glorious hallmarks of the Sexton house style  With strong shoulders, swooping lapels, ventless back, one button with patch pockets this blazer will add balance to an otherwise formal aesthetic whilst allowing a highly favourable silhouette to most body types. Marry it up with a polo or shirt, charcoal strides or jeans for highly relevant and universal year round wear. 

The one piece collar Polo, handcrafted in ”Serie” (Japanese patented man-made fibre) can be worn easily under a jacket with a well-behaved collar which will stay put all day. The transitional polo can be elevated further by layering with a neckerchief or cardy. This highly rare fibre breathes probably far better than your cotton shirts (minus the sweat marks) lending to the unique weaving process, championing year round wear. This polo has a silk like lustre with un compromised durability, featuring smokey mother of pearl buttons and a one-piece collar. From collar to the hem, everything is totally finished by hand. Yuri & Yuri now own this patented yarn and are the sole manufacturer.

"A man is either in his bed or in his shoes." A pragmatic quote which counsels one to render a practical decision. This begs probably a thousand words to follow but for the purpose of this guide I am emphasising the significance of the Penny Loafer by George Cleverley. Firstly, brown suede will age like a fine wine and by default is the perfect transitional shoe. So long as treated with some prudent TLC (use shoe trees and give an occasional brush) these ones and two’s will keep you going twice as long, especially when it comes down to both value for money and versatility. Crafted from a soft brown suede and slight heal these loafers can either soften a slightly more formal ensemble or be worn casually, adding sensibility to mixed autumnal layers, elevating both height and your style stance.”

 

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