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FW19 Editorial Looks

With the cold weather setting in, and seemingly here to stay, we put together a few winter-inspired looks that we think really represent the tones and textures of the season.

Alpine Adventurer

Battenwear - Bouldering Pants - Caramel Duck Canvas
Battenwear - Five Pocket Canyon Shirt - Blanket Flannel Beige Plaid
Battenwear - Northfield Parka - Green
Battenwear - Watch Cap Beanie - Orange
Fracap - M120 Magnifico Leather Boots - Black with Fur Lining

 Weekend Wanderer

Kestin Hare - Field Overshirt Jacket - Charcoal Wool
Kestin Hare - Haymarket Fleece Pocket Sweatshirt - Navy
Kestin Hare - Inverness Water Repellent Trouser - Olive
VEJA - Rio Branco Hexamesh - Gravel/Marsala
Battenwear - Field Cap - Brushed Maroon

Office Optimum

18 Waits - The Classic Trench - Midnight Navy Wool
Outclass - Mockneck Merino Sweater - Charcoal Grey
Bon Vivant - Keenan Heavyweight Slim Chino - Navy
Portuguese Flannel - Twill Micro Plaid Flannel Shirt - Blue/Brown
Astorflex - Bitflex Suede Chelsea Boot - Dark Khaki

Cozy Charm

Country of Origin - Tri-Colour Lambswool Sweater - Dark Navy/Red/Green
Portuguese Flannel - Relaxed Tapered Corduroy Trousers - Black
New Balance -  M997HCX - Covert Green

Layering Guide

Don't get us wrong, we love a great fitting tee. But we get all giddy when it comes to the L-word (layers!!). With Fall wasting no time in sending the sun packing, staying warm is quickly becoming priority number one. Piling on a bunch of sweaters isn't exactly the smartest (nor stylish) solution. The good news is we’ve broken down some essential layering piece you need to have at your disposal this season. 

When it comes to layering, a light-to-medium gauge cardigan or zip-up (ideally in a temperature-regulating fabric such as Merino wool) is a versatile choice. Merino’s an active fibre – it reacts to changes in body temperature, keeping you warm on crisp autumnal days, and cool if the weather is unseasonably warm.

 

Few jackets can be worn in quite as many ways as the Chore jacket. Usually unlined and in a hard-wearing fabric such as cotton drill or moleskin, it’s ideal for a range of casual looks from all-out workwear through to off-duty tailoring. It can also be layered under a heavier garment, or over something lighter such as knitwear or a vest. Due to its boxy cut it can easily accommodate a chunky roll neck underneath, or an equally functional utility vest if you want to maximize the pockets available to you.

 

The overshirt can be treated in a similar way to the chore jacket in that it can worn in a hundred different ways. Open over a T-shirt, buttoned up under an overcoat, or even worn over a lighter shirt, it’s the utility player capable of doing it all. However, the overshirt needs to have a slightly boxy, almost oversized cut, which will allow it to be worn over another shirt and should be made from a heavier weight fabric than the shirt worn underneath to differentiate the two.

Warm, elegant and a lot easier than messing around with buttoned cuffs, a nice knitted sweater makes a sophisticated and hassle-free alternative to a shirt, and looks its least ‘math teacher’ when paired with an overcoat.

To tie the look together, consider going tonal up top with a navy blue knit under navy outerwear, or set off a camel coat with a rust or burnt orange design.

Just as overcoats can be dressed up, they can also easily be dressed down. Chuck an overcoat into the mix over a hoodie and things get considerably more exciting. 

Introducing Snow Peak

Snow Peak's journey began in 1958, when founder Yukio Yamai, an accomplished mountaineer, created his own line of superior climbing gear out of the discontent for the current gear on the market. It is the birthplace and the founder's heritage that Snow Peak looks to whenever they sit down at the drawing board and create our next piece of outdoor gear.

Many years later, in the 1980s, Snow Peak looked to evolve by shifting its focus from the mountaineering equipment of their past to the camping equipment of their future.  Now run by Yamai's son, Tohru Yamai, and fueled by the booming interest in auto-camping sweeping across Japan, Snow Peak released a series of radically innovative products which focused on quality, functionality, timeless-durability and considered design.

Presently, the next generation of the Yamai legacy is being brought forward by Yukio's granddaughter, Lisa Yamai, who in 2014 launched Snow Peak Apparel. With great acclaim from the fashion and outdoor industries, Snow Peak Apparel has inspired a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts. It is Snow Peak's mission to bring people closer to nature; that by spending time outdoors, we find our humanity.

Collection Review - Kestin Hare FW19 - In High Places

Kestin Hare’s Autumn/Winter 19 collection titled “In High Places” draws inspiration from the British mountaineers in the 1970s. This era was described as “the golden age of mountaineering” with a key group of die-hard British climbers achieving celebrity status due to their pioneering and inspiring efforts.

Research started with a trip to uncover the archives at the Scottish Mountain Heritage Museum near Fort William. There the team uncovered garments that were worn by the climbers, including the renowned crowd of Dougal Haston, Robin Smith, Doug Scott, Don Williams and Chris Bonnington. Inspiration was taken from the fabrics, functionality, details, colours and production of the garments.

The A/W19 colour palette reflects the natural environment of the mountain terrain in the 1970s and is made up of icy blues, off whites, moss greens and highlights of pollen yellow. Ventile, British wool, Italian boiled wool, textured fleeces and multiple checks are tied into the collection, reflecting the cloth of vintage mountaineering pieces.

Collection Review - Portuguese Flannel FW19 - Highland

Get lost in the heart of the mountains, get rid of the superfluous, slow down to discover the essentials.
This new fall-winter collection from Portuguese Flannel was inspired by the highlands of Portugal, where the horizon is vast, undefined and abstract. There are places that just make us daydream.
This collection is intended to inspire you to spend more time outdoors and serenely watch the continuous flow of nature.
Let yourself be taken by the senses, use only the essential and dare to throw yourself into the wild - THIS IS THE HIGHLAND.