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#TCOTW: the best you don’t expect

By Stefano Nappa
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The best of this week revolve around an urban style like the last week’s special of #TCOTW. Fashion, whether it is luxury or not, is increasingly heading towards comfortable models and clothing suitable for the life of a digital nomad. In fact, this relationship between elegance and comfort represents the era in which we are living, during a pandemic it forced us to stay and even work from home.

In this first part of best garments unrelated to fashion week (of which we will talk about in another moment), we find functional garments, suitable for any context, if combined in the right way. Any advice from the editorial team? Keep an eye on the Drole De Monsieur brand.

Penny Striped Sweater Bodysuit – Dodo Bar Or

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This multicoloured Dodo Bar Or Penny striped ribbed sweater bodysuit features contrasting stripe intarsia, a wide collar, a short button opening, long sleeves and a slim fit. All the bodysuits and combinations of use are beautiful, we advise you to dig deep into the collections of the brand because you will find more than one hidden gem. Buy it now: 546€.

Pict Logo Jumper – Loverboy by Charles Jeffrey

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The designer Charles Jeffrey grew up in Glasgow, but he moved to London at the age of 18 to study fashion at Central Saint Martins. After that decided to create his own independent brand such as John Galliano and Alexander McQueen did. If you are fascinated by East End club culture, Charles is for you. The Loverboy brand was born during a monthly event at Vogue Fabrics in Dalston, which immediately became the meeting point of a creative circle among which Charles selected the members of his team. Thanks to a style that is an exuberant clash of references, inspired by the clubs, the Wallace Collection and the London Museum. This mallet is not a “mast have” as they usually say but, a “better must have”.

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Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY sweater is decorated with a mix of motifs that emphasize the directional aesthetic of the label. It is made of a wool blend knit with a loose fit and is purely unisex. Buy it here: 460€

Drole De Monsieur Cardigan – Green wool

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This is the brand you should always keep an eye on. In the era of branding and Instagram, the visual aspect can be perceived as more important than storytelling. Dany Dos Santos, co-creator of the Drôle de Monsieur brand has always looked for a story behind each garment and his genius came with the slogan “Not From Paris Madame”. A phrase that means a lot even if at first glance it won’t tell you much. However, we’ll leave you some time to investigate about it.

You can buy it here: 123€

Re-Ssōne Astrid Shirt

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Re-Ssōne. Working towards zero waste, garments are repurposed, informed by a continuous creative project of utilising handcrafts and surplus fabrics from Ssōne collections.

Provenance facts. Embroidered and patched using upcycled fabric offcuts from our production process, by FABRICWORKS, a not-for-profit organisation which supports local communities, providing textile training and development programmes for unemployed women in the UK. Woven and dyed in Italy, at a mill which prides itself on its low water usage. Sewn locally in London.

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This oversized shirt in soft rose pink, reissued from The Visible Hand collection, features a bold patchwork panel on the back and a small bird embroidered on the breast, added by the women of FABRICWORKS.

Its silhouette is finished with exaggerated details; the addition of the pointed collar, a curved hem and a dropped shoulder offers a relaxed appeal – offset by the textural patchwork detail and new, exposed topstitching.

The special dye treatment of this fabric means that each garment will be unique, varying in colour depth and appearance across each piece. 

Fits true to size. Designed for an oversized Fit. Those who prefer a closer fit or have a petite frame may wish to take one size smaller. You can buy it here: £595.00.

Polo Ralph Lauren Deep Blue

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Ralph Lauren is literally making waves with his new fragrance looking at the power of the ocean. Professional surfer and two-time world champion Gabriel Medina is the perfume brand partner, which may be the closest thing to a trip to Hawaii these days. In fact, Hawaiian green mango is the opening note in the blend that evokes salty seawater and fresh fruit, with cypress oil and deep ocean accord to complete the mix. Even the bottle, in blue and silver, takes its cue from the wave motion of an ocean wave, making it one of the best colognes even from a visual point of view. You can buy it here.

Aimé Leon Dore / Woolrich quilted overshirt

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An essential element of the New York urban uniform – this men’s quilted overshirt is part of the Aimé Leon Dore / Woolrich capsule collection. Cut from durable shell, this workwear-inspired silhouette is practically detailed with chest patch pockets and snap-button cuffs. The lightweight padding ensures you’re prepared for a variety of weather conditions, while the classic pointed collar gives it a sharp appearance. You can buy it here: €595,00.

KAGOME 50S L/S SHIRT

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Founded by Daisuke Yokoyama – of the art collective Wonder Worker Guerilla Brand (WWGB), Sasquatchfabrix draw from high fashion, traditional Asian motifs, and modern streetwear to create impeccably crafted, fantastically individualistic pieces.

The brand itself has referred to its favored aesthetic as “high performance vandalism,” which might come off as pretentious if it wasn’t such a deadly accurate description.

Another way to describe the wizardry that allows Sasquatchfabrix to deftly harmonize their diverse array of inspirations might be ‘like magic.’

Which is precisely the theme that Sasquatchfabrix have landed on for their Spring/Summer 2021 collection Chichin-Pui-Pui. Comparable to ‘abracadabra’ for Western audiences, the phrase is well known in Japan as magic words used when tending to the cuts, scrapes and other injuries of childhood. 

From individual silhouettes and construction techniques to patterns like the protective ward, hexagonal kagome pattern utilized throughout the collection. You can buy it here: $474.00.

BALMAIN SNEAKERS IN BLACK LEATHER

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Shop the pair: 549€

Rains MSN Bag

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Inspired by the traditional school backpack, this true Rains classic is made of a waterproof fabric with a matte finish. Fully lined, the waterproof yet modern MSN Bag has an internal laptop pocket and spacious main compartment. The backpack features a carabiner, adjustable snaps and adjustable shoulder straps. Buy it here: €70,00.

Nike Air Vistascape Hi Performance Sneakers for Men

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The Nike Air Max Vistascape are inspired by the trekking world and 90s fashion. They’re perfect for tackling the most challenging and reliable paths and routes but also comfortable for the city. The upper is made of breathable synthetic fabric and is enriched with TPU inserts. The closure features elasticated laces equipped with a cord lock and is made with woven details inspired by outdoor activities. Their low cut with a padded collar is designed to offer maximum comfort. Two innovative technologies have been used for the rubber sole, Nike Air and Nike React that guarantee impeccable cushioning and a fluid and reactive traction. With these sneakers you can show off an original design and you are ready to experience any kind of adventure. Buy them here.

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