One of our favourite things about autumn and winter is that the colder seasons set the perfect backdrop for our favourite colour palette. As soon as the leaves begin to fall from the trees, our autumn/winter wardrobe comes into action. We’re talking dark oranges, natural browns, dark greens. It just so happens that this week’s top 5 items to drop amounts to perfection in terms of our seasonal colour palette. YMC, About Vintage and Sons of London cater to the wardrobe while Phaidon and Northern deal with interiors.
Colours are important, but for colour to make the biggest impact it needs to work in tandem with texture. YMC has always had a masterful touch when it comes to colour and texture combinations, exemplified perfectly by the Rust Dean Shirt. This corduroy shirt for men is crafted from 100% cotton that boasts a velveteen sheen which marries the deep rust hue perfectly. A simple button-down collar and single chest pocket typify this classic men’s shirt. Team this piece with a pair of dark woollen trousers for winter comfort and style in equal measure.
Imagine turning up the cuff of your brand new YMC Rust Dean Shirt to reveal the complementary brown leather strap and gold case of the About Vintage 1971 Swiss-Made Automatic Watch. Named the 1971 watch in honour of the year that the Swiss-made trademark was defined by law this men's watch features a 316L high-precision stainless steel case with gold coating and an off-white dial with midnight-blue hands. This automatic watch celebrates the classics of the Swiss-made tradition.
This Phaidon cover fits squarely into our winter colour palette requirements, and the actual contents of the book aren’t too bad either. Brad Goldfarb takes a close look at the collaborative element in the work of architect Peter Marino. Marino is the man behind some of the world’s most iconic luxury spaces, working with the likes of Chanel, Dior and Louis Vuitton. Marino is perhaps most well-known for commissioning site-specific works by artists like James Turrell, Vik Muniz, Not Vital and more. Phaidon’s Peter Marino: The Luxury Edition inspects the process behind these collaborations through personal anecdotes, notes, diaristic photographs and sketches.
Northern’s Oaki Dining Chair signifies the meeting of Nordic design tradition with the art of Japanese joinery and it’s making us wonder why it’s never been done before. Inspired by the simplicity that characterises traditional Japanese craftsmanship, Oaki Chair appears to have no joints, lending it a refined, weightless character that looks completely seamless. We love the unique shapes used for Oaki, but our favourite thing is the rich smoked oak finish.
We’ve established that autumn and winter call for a rich colour palette, but we haven’t touched on the need for a trusty pair of men's boots. Sons of London fulfils both of those needs with the Tobacco The Fourth Son Chelsea Boots. This classic men’s Chelsea boot is constructed from Italian calfskin suede that has been specially treated to give water-resistant properties that don’t brush off like protectant sprays. Any weather, any occasion, reach for your Sons of London Chelsea boots.
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