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Collection Review - 18 Waits SS19 - Sounds of Summer

Muddy George - 18 Waits SS19

Country driving with windows rolled down and Born to Run. 
Bare feet in cool grass surrounded by Ladies of the Canyon.
Swimming in a deep lake of Pet Sounds.
Lazing on a breezy dock with the Last Waltz dancing in our ears.
Building a bonfire under the Harvest Moon.

The 18 Waits Spring/Summer 2019 collection is inspired by summer soundtracks. They like to spend these warmer months outside with their shoes off and their favourite people by their side. Neil, Levon, Joni, Tom, JJ, Bob… because the music they listen to is as important as the company they keep.

Hues of sky blues, shades of rocky greys, and earthy naturals were used in this collection to evoke the spirit of the Canadian landscape. These garments reflect what they like to think their musical heroes of decades past were wearing while they dreamt up their songs of the summer.

Portuguese Flannel FW18 "Lighthouse" Collection

This season's collection from Portuguese Flannel is entitled "Lighthouse" and is inspired by Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca), a cape which forms the westernmost extent of mainland Portugal. 


Cabo da Roca is one of the most popular capes in Portugal. Luís Vaz de Camões described this cape as the point "Where the earth ends and the sea begins" (in Os Lusíadas, Canto III). This phrase is stoned in the cross brace on the cord.

O Cabo da Roca é um dos cabos mais populares de Portugal, sendo o que está mais a ocidente na Europa continental. Luís Vaz de Camões descreveu este cabo como o ponto “Onde a terra se acaba e o mar começa” (in Os Lusíadas, Canto III). Esta frase está lapidada no suporte à cruz situada no cabo.

The Cuban (Havana-Collar) Shirt

Not much else adds a summer vibe to your style more than a Cuban collar shirt. Relaxed, breathable and usually in a great seasonal print, this season the Cuban shirt is seriously on-trend.

Portuguese Flannel - Ananas S/S Shirt

The Cuban shirt (sometimes known as the Vacation, Havana, revere or camp collar) is an old-school staple and has made a made a major comeback in recent seasons. Though Cuban collar shirts found their niche in the 1900s, the origin of this particular shirt style dates as far back as the 18th century in South America, where they served as a sort of uniform for working-class men. It is unclear how exactly this shirt style sailed over to North American soil (tourism probably played a role prior to the 60s), but Cuban collars took men’s fashion by storm in the 50s — quickly becoming one of the wardrobe staples of the decade.

3sixteen - Vacation Shirt - Olive


The classic Cuban collar shirt features an open, notch lapel-like collar, short sleeves, and a straight, boxy hem. It has a similar silhouette to retro bowling shirts and touristy Hawaiian shirts but with a bit more class (the two are not synonymous). The modern variant features a more fitted cut in the body and tapered sleeves. And this season, we have a host of rather more flattering ways to wear it. 

Outclass - Barre Stripe Havana Shrit - Taupe


There are a lot of ways to wear this piece, but it takes careful styling. Stick to lighter materials to keep that warm-weather outlook as a unifying thread. As well as wearing it solo, either tucked in to tailored trousers or over chinos, try slotting it under an unstructured blazer for a louche summer wedding outfit. Just never wear a tie with it!

Portuguese Flannel - Purple Haze

If heading to Havana – or at least anywhere the temperature gets above 20 degrees Celsius – pair yours with a pair of cotton shorts and/or suede loafers. If you’re more into the rebellious youth culture of the 1950s, opt to pair it with skinny jeans and cuff the shirt sleeves instead.

Kestin Hare - Crammond Shirt - Mustard/Natural