Pres­tige The Man Store

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If it’s in sea­son, it’s in fash­ion. Per­haps the pithi­est way to de­scribe how the chang­ing cli­matic con­di­tions in­flu­ence the clothes you are rec­om­mended to wear. Yes in­deed, ev­ery as­pect of your at­tire – colour, cut, de­sign – ev­ery­thing is con­ceived of to be in tune with the sea­son, and the most de­fin­i­tive fac­tor of them all is the fab­ric. That is why, as we head into au­tumn and pre­pare for the win­ter months that lie be­yond, we be­gin to shift our fo­cus from the soft, light and airy cot­tons to the ro­bust wool blends and so­phis­ti­cated pure wools.

This year the Au­tumn/win­ter look is a de­cid­edly sporty one, with woollen yarns be­ing wo­ven into the fab­ric to make for a ro­bust, red-blooded English coun­try look.

What is it about wool that makes it the de­signer’s favourite fab­ric? Its in­su­lat­ing prop­er­ties for one, which make it per­fect for win­ter cloth­ing. In­deed, win­ter suit­ing is where it comes truly into its own and stamps its au­thor­ity as the finest of menswear lux­ury fab­rics. But is keep­ing one warm all there is to wool? Not at all. There are sev­eral rea­sons why de­sign­ers love wool. It is re­silient and re­tains its form, it is full bod­ied and falls smoothly, and it re­sponds to the de­signer’s will like a well trained per­form­ing seal. The de­signer knows that he can get wool to be­have ex­actly as he wants it to on the body to fash­ion a high fi­delity sar­to­rial ex­pres­sion of his cre­ative ge­nius. Why would he use any other fab­ric then? This sea­son, apart from wool, there is also a move to­wards mix­ing other yarns, es­pe­cially the more fancy ones such as such as mouliné, bouclé, slub and knop threads. We also see a dis­tinct trend to­wards us­ing special fin­ishes and de­sign fea­tures such as mi­cro pat­terns, weave tex­tures, tiny jacquards, ir­reg­u­lar ex­tra threads, and dobby mo­tifs.

Cor­duroy, that straight ribbed cousin of English twill, is also mak­ing a big come­back this sea­son. A slim sil­hou­et­ted cor­duroy suit is most rec­om­mended per­haps in sub­tle olive green or navy blue. Cor­duroy trousers paired with a leather jacket will make for a cool throw­back to the rock con­certs of the seven­ties. The colour pal­ette this Fall is all about mix­ing shades, per­haps an un­con­scious nod to the var­ie­gated pat­terns of the au­tumn leaves. Mossy greens, or­anges, browns, deeper reds and blues…go ahead and mix and match as the mood dic­tates.

At Pres­tige The Man Store, you will find that our shelves are stocked with the finest of menswear in these pre­mium fab­rics – re­laxed and easy cor­duroys, sporty wool blends, and so­phis­ti­cated and ur­bane pure wools. Walk in and al­low our mas­ter tai­lor to craft you a be­spoke suit in one of them - a gar­ment that be­comes your per­son­alised style state­ment, and en­ables you to ex­press your­self with all au­then­tic­ity – as a cos­mopoli­tan gentleman for all sea­sons.

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