With every new season, collection, month, week or even day, there is likely to be another piece of clothing that you long to add to your wardrobe. That’s the perpetual appeal of personal style; the constant evolution in your own tastes and buying habits. However, in spite of seeking something new, we’ve all got those old favourites – be it a pair of jeans, a t-shirt or a sweatshirt that we’ve had for years. The reliability, versatility and comfort keeps them in the heart of your collection, and this latest Edit, number #36 in the series, is all about finding new favourites.
‘Lived-in luxury’ is made to be comfortable, adaptable and most importantly reliable – whatever the occasion, the key pieces in this all-black ensemble embrace the comfort and dependability that we all crave.
The easiest way to achieve the trend is through top-to-toe tonality, be it through the emergence of neutral tones, or even easier, through all-black. The key-variation on the one-colour trend is to vary texture, as a subtle deviation will break up the harsh, all-black ensemble.
First up, the ultra-lightweight Double Zip Jacket from YMC punctuates the need for light, easy layering this season. The exclusive double zip fastening is archetypal of the brand’s unique approach to menswear, adding subtle details that transform the jacket from a standard layering piece to a statement style in its own right. The wind-cheater aesthetic, complete with a perforated body, not only provides security against the elements but also a clean shine that contrasts expertly against the darker shades – in particular, the relaxed, Logo T-Shirt from Wood Wood. Crafted from a supremely soft cotton jersey, the t-shirt features a slightly bigger neckline and shorter sleeves than a regular tee for a relaxed look and feel.
The latest addition to Edwin’s 5-pocket denim collection is the ED-85; a slim-fitting jean with a low crotch that acts as the perfect pair for off-duty days. The use of elasticated fibres makes for a comfortable, flexible feel that will complement any choice of footwear, be it a suede Chukka Boot from Common Projects or a slim sneaker like the featured Diemme Black Garda Slip-On. The endless styling options and ease of wear make the Garda an astute pair of sneakers, following the same premise of 'laid-back luxury' as the rest of the Edit. Illustrated by the supple black leathers, black ribbed textured seams, elasticated side gores and full cushioned linings.
The beanie is the perfect transitional accessory and the one item that epitomises the entire lived-in aesthetic. Ideal for cold snaps in spring or as a understated styling option throughout the day, this Red Ribbed Beanie from Gant Rugger adds a delicate touch of colour to the entire outfit. While the simplistic ribbed pattern and traditional roll-top edge refines the bold colouring through its classic silhouette.
Shop Edit 36- Lived-in luxury FT. YMC online now at OPUMO.