There’s an art to dressing for in-between seasons. As on-trend colours, patterns and temperatures change, it can be difficult to get the transition your wardrobe from winter to spring without either overheating or freezing your mitts off on an unnecessarily regular basis. So, this week, we’ve found five easy pieces that will keep you insulated now, but remain comfortable to wear well into spring. Read on and meet this week’s best new menswear.
1. Oliver Brown green tweed Teba jacket
The Teba jacket is something of a menswear best-kept secret. Originally a collaboration between Savile Row and Spanish royalty, the first Teba was created as a robust lightweight jacket for King Alfonso XIII of Spain to hunt in. This piece from Sloane Street bespoke tailor and outfitter Oliver Brown updates the original design, thanks in no small part to the efforts of Spanish head cutter, Juan-Carlos Benito Jorge. It’s cut in rugged Shetland tweed with a generous camp collar, drawstring waist and wealth of practical pockets. A great winter-into-spring layering piece, this looks mean with a rollneck and jeans or even slim pleated tailored trousers in charcoal or dark brown. When it warms out, swap out the rollneck for a jersey crewneck and chinos and you’ll be good to go well into May.
2. Luca Faloni cashmere rollneck
This piece is a real treat. Cashmere rollnecks are a refined winter luxury, and in a soft shade of camel, Luca Faloni’s is an understated choice. It’s knitted from fine two-ply cashmere, sourced from a mill in Biella called Cariaggi, which makes some of the best woollen yarns in Italy. The neck is extra-tall and ribbed so it holds its shape – an important consideration in a rollneck. It’s also available in classic navy, charcoal, a sophisticated ‘nocciola’ brown colour and dove grey. If you’re looking for a luxe base layer that’ll look sharp under almost anything, one of these is a must-try.
3. Boss acid-wash pleated jeans
Cropped jeans, with pleats? They shouldn’t work but in Boss’s hands they do. This acid-washed pair makes a fashionable statement, and is yet another SS19 season piece that you can wear now while its cold and keep coming back to right through to summer. Designed for a fitted silhouette, these feature a slightly higher rise than usual and deep pockets for a retro look. They’re a relaxed wardrobe staple, but smart enough to wear on the weekends with an unstructured blazer too.
4. Valstar ‘Valstarino’ A1 in ice grey suede
Sometimes, you just can’t kick the classics, and while we’ve drawn attention to Valstar’s iconic ‘Valstarino’ flight jacket before, this new seasonal colour has caught our eye. Valstar’s been playing with the colour of its suedes for a while now (the A1 is always made from un-split goat’s suede by the way – it’s lighter and yet stronger than calf) but this icy grey design looks almost impossibly cool. It’ll also go well with all manner of cool weather classics, like your new earthy-brown cashmere rollneck and a pair of slim tan tailored trousers – speaking of which…
5. Camoshita tan worsted suit
Time and again, Mr Yasuto Kamoshita’s eye for cut and colour can’t help but impress. This newly dropped SS19 suit feels bang on the money for the warmer months ahead. It’s lightweight, louche and the unstructured silhouette is suitably modern too. It’s cut with Camoshita’s signature three-roll-two button front (with the top button rolled into the lapels) and the angular notched lapels set off the jacket a treat. The trousers are available separately, and feature tapered legs, single pleats and a ‘Daks Top’ waistband; with adjustable buttons taking the place of side-adjusters. Buy both pieces, break them up as a spring-weight blazer and trousers and you’ll be surprised by how versatile this suit is.
Jacket £760, trousers £420, mrporter.com