Welcome to the second Sunday. I kind of feel like these should have a name, like... "Sunday Stories" although they aren't really stories, more just ramblings. But you know, sounds cool right?
Anyway, I've been super excited to share this post with you, this one by far has been one of my absolute favourite outfits to work with. It was just one of those days where everything worked, fits, colours and location. It all matched up nicely. You know when you just look back at a photo and you're like "yeah, yeah, that was a good'n", it was one of them.
So, where to start?
I was really looking for something new with this outfit, something that I maybe haven't considered before and generally just something new to work with. That's when I came across this Sunspel sweater, the Cotton Loopback Sweat in Camel. Two things about this piece are new to me, first of all, the colour. You'll always see me in white or grey, simple colours that you can work with any outfit. I've normally kept my distance with neutral tones, I feel that as I have a darker complexion neutrals just kind of blend and clash. But when I tried this sweater, I immediately fell in love. The gentle camel tone brought this strange kind of pastel wash over the whole outfit and just gave it that little extra 'umph'. Especially working it with the Olive Fatigues and Navy Overshirt from Universal Works, the whole colour palette just works, for me, it sums up my entire Autumn Winter '17 headspace.
The second new point I'd like to make is about Sunspel themselves as a brand. Now I've heard amazing things about them but I mainly just saw them as an overpriced basics kind of brand. It's not until you really get into the fabrics they use and the quality of their pieces that you really begin to understand the price point of their garments. I mean looking at the sweater now, £95 really isn't that bad in my eyes. Considering JUST how soft it is and how cosy and comfortable it makes you feel, I think this might have to join the AW17 must haves for any well dressed gent. To be honest, if I had a spare £200, I'd be getting this sweater in the two remaining colours and a coffee with the change. Definitely something to consider.
Okay so besides my new favourite discovery for supreme basics, I'd like to move your attention over back to the guys at Universal Works. As another recent discovery for me, (again the price point scared me off), but these guys just have it down when it comes to basic workwear fits with those colours we all love. And what's even nicer is that even if you were wearing an all UW outfit, no one would know. They leave out all that branding that you might find with Carhartt and similar brands, the only recognisable feature of their clothing would be the boxy, relaxed or oversized fits that each piece beautifully incorporates.
I've matched the Navy UW Overshirt with an absolute classic, again, another must have (in every colour). The Norse Projects Sports Cap. Every season this comes in, a slight alteration each time but with that white 'N' logo on the front, it's iconic. With the colours that norse have picked, matching these caps with any outfit is easy. I chose the Navy version because of my recent obsession with Navy, my wardrobe now homes a wash of blue through to black, perfect for the upcoming season.
With the off white 70's from Converse on foot, it just adds a slight highlight to the rest of the outfit making it a little less of a monotone shade. I mean you just cant go wrong with Converse (I'm pretty sure I tell you this in every post, I definitely need to expand my footwear options).
And that's it!
It's been a little more of a short post this Sunday, I want to focus a little more on the photography aspect of this outfit. I want you to see the colours and materials, the resulting combinations and hopefully spur on some of that visual creativity for when you're next out and about to try something new. Obviously don't go all the way (like full neon) but you know, keep it tasteful.
Anyway, I hope you've enjoyed this episode. I'll catch you next week, same time, same place. As always, feel free to comment and like etc. Take care!