As Summer draws to a close, and Autumn starts to pull the leaves from the trees, we decided to up sticks and head over to a beautiful Edwardian domicile, once built to house the French Huguenot community, to shoot some looks which we hope will inspire your sartorial choices for the new season. After all, the great British Summer can’t last forever (or even more than a few weeks!), and so to match the slowly drawing in evenings, and dropping temperatures, we’ve done some layering up, turned from chinos to denim, and even cracked open the woollens! So won’t you join us as we present our early Autumn mini look book, featuring carefully curated inspiration of some of our favourite pieces,all with a distinctly Autumnal vibe.
Look I - Perfectly Aged Denim
Now, we all know that denim is a wonderful thing, but at certain times of the year we need to forgo the heavy stuff in favour of the lighter weight options. Autumn is exactly that time, and though we are breaking free of London summer’s blistering heat, for most it isn’t quite time for the 25oz denim just yet. This is why we have opted for the beautifully authentic ‘Dartford’ range of pre-aged denim from FULLCOUNT.
There are those who would wait years to achieve fades this real, and now the brand have taken to stress out of the task, with a remarkably supple denim which remains as durable as ever, but without stifling in the heat!
Look II - Authentic Heritage Workwear
John Gluckow’s latest collection certainly doesn’t disappoint, drawing influence from the rarest of vintage pieces from the man’s incredibly vast collection, this is a brand which overlooks no detail, and is known for their quality in construction. The piece we are celebrating today is the remarkable ‘Miner’s Henley’, which evokes the spirit of early 20th-Century American workwear, and is cut from a heavyweight brushed cotton fabric, with a unique warming feel, making it perfect for the cooler months.
Look III - Denim & Stripes
While maintaining a lighter approach with the use of this 4051 Stripe Tee from the latest Warehouse & Co collection, we’ve warmed things up with this brilliant take on the iconic Type-II jacket from Freewheelers & Co. Falling under the brand’s Vanishing West sub-label, this jacket playfully uses a faded black denim which breaks denim tradition, whilst maintaining all of the original durable features. To finish this off, we’ve paired these pieces with FULLCOUNT’s new 0105EC jean, which boasts a wide leg, and a perfect natural ecru colour fabric.
Look IIII - Military Casual
Warehouse & Co always go the extra mile when it comes to detail, and this 4091 USN ‘Squib’ tee is no exception to that rule. Every nuance of the garment has been carefully studied to ensure that it is as close to the original Naval undergarments of the 1940’s as possible, even boasting an authentic USN stencil on the front. For a touch of contrast, we’ve paired this superb tee with FULLCOUNT’s ecru denim Type-I jacket, which offers a boxy shape, and a comfortable mid-weight fabric.
Look V - Autumnal Woolens
Hartford’s new range of woollen garments have already proven a hit amongst our customers, but as the nights start to draw in, they really come into their own. The brand have sourced their wools for quality above all others, and have used traditional designs in their craft, to timeless effect. This Shetland Crew in Rose colour bridges the gap between the seasons effortlessly, with the wool’s naturally warming properties taking care of the drop in temperature, and the feel good vibe the colour working in perfect harmony.