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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 Colorful Standard

In our continuous journey to find well made, wearable and timeless clothing, we proudly introduce Colorful StandardA brand built from organic roots and sustainable practices, Colorful Standard is a Danish brand that embarks on producing high-quality essentials for every day. This company is conscious clean, priding themselves on using the finest certified organic cotton and Italian wool, manufactured in Portugal under European guidelines. The range consists of wardrobe necessities in classic and seasonal hues, all expertly coloured and crafted with style and functionality in mind. Cherry on the cake: they donate 5% of their proceeds to charity.

All of their clothing garments are made from 100% Organic cotton. Their Cotton is grown without genetically modified seeds and that apart from being certified organic, it is grown by humans that are treated like humans. That means fair wages, no discrimination, and freely chosen employment. Their accessories (which we'll have in the Fall) are made from 100% Italian merino wool licensed by The Woolmark Company and have furthermore been checked successfully by a comprehensive and strict human test system criteria.

In addition to their great fabrics, all garments have been pre-washed, so they do not shrink when washed. They work under the European guidelines for best practice production and work environment (more on this below). Countless of hours and customer feedback has gone into the development of their products ensuring a perfect fit. All of their organic cotton products are garment dyed. Garment dying is a dyeing process performed on finished garments – the colour is added to the style after it has been cut and sewn to gain and extra deep and lively feeling to the fabric. 

They make essential basics for your wardrobe. They have spent countless hours to find the best materials to develop garments that will last for years. All of their products are made in Portugal. They work under the European Union Labour Law - which focuses on working and employment condition, and informing and consulting workers. They are so confident in the way they work, they want to make a standing invitation for everyone to come visit the factory and see where the products are made. You're welcome any time - RTG TEXTILES.