Every winter when you get your coat out of the closet, the streets turn into the same gray colour.
In September as soon as the first winter coats are exposed in the shops, it usually starts to itch me. In spite of the fact that making online purchases is nowadays very popular, I still prefer to pay a visit to stores. Orientation and gaining inspiration I do online. When I'm looking for a coat, I certainly have a few favorite stores, including Suitsupply. This originally Dutch company has coats with a great fit, eye for design and everything of excellent quality. I noticed one of their most sophisticated overcoat options, called Vicenza. A herringbone coat made of a rich, warm, soft blend of wool, alpaca, mohair and silk by Vitale Barberis Canonico. The latter is the oldest weaving-mill in the world. This special company is situated in Trivero, Italy ; there largest customer at the moment is the luxury menswear fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna.
This blue coat has an elegantly single-breasted fit and offers enough warmth for average winter days (in the Netherlands). I deliberately did not opt for a black or gray coat because I want to give some color to my winter outfit. Combining has so far been almost never a problem since the majority of my clothing has no contrasting colors. Given the prevailing (dominant) pattern of the jacket I always wear it with a plain scarf in the color blue or gray. This gives a good balance and ensures that the coat will be accorded its full weight. The same applies for a pair of trousers, I only choose a plain one for that as well.
Of course, the price of your coat is not the only factor that determines whether or not it will complete your outfit. H & M recently launched some beautiful coats (H&M Studios) for a very friendly price.
In spite of the fact that this winter is already nearing its end and spring is coming into view, the new winter trends '18/'19 already came out in the past few months. During the fashion week in Milan, Paris and London it became clear that the diamond pattern will play an important role in autumn. Regarding the color trend black/dark blue, mangosteen and caramel will mainly be present.
I'm already looking ahead for the new winter coats. As far as the diamond pattern, this is already amply present in the new spring collections of many labels. I leave the winter for what it is and in the next blogs I will focus on the spring and the trends it brings this year.
Brand - Suitsupply
Collection - Fall 16/17