Sea change

Fish­ing nets, bot­tles and more get re­cy­cled into one very chic jacket

The Daily Telegraph - Telegraph Magazine - - The Cut Men’s Style - Stephen Doig

Thanks to in­creased aware­ness of what we’re do­ing to our oceans, fash­ion brands are be­gin­ning to re­spond. Fu­elled by stats that show it takes 40 years for the av­er­age rain­coat to de­com­pose, his­toric Swedish out­er­wear man­u­fac­turer Tre­torn has cre­ated a stylish water­proof jacket that’s fully re­cy­cled, em­ploy­ing waste from the sea and house­hold plas­tics. It’s mak­ing a splash, in more ways than one. From £100, tre­torn.com.

HATS OFF

Debonair milliner Bor­salino cel­e­brates one of its most fa­mous wear­ers, Casablanca star Humphrey Bog­art, with a fe­dora in his name. The brand has joined forces with the ac­tor’s es­tate to cre­ate the Bog­art in dove-grey felt, which has one of his fa­mous quotes on the in­side trim. (No, it isn’t, ‘Here’s look­ing at you, kid.’) £308, bor­salino.com.

BEAR NE­CES­SI­TIES

Rais­ing a glass to the de­signer’s 50th an­niver­sary, Ralph Lau­ren’s sig­na­ture Polo Bear is now de­picted in enamel on a hand­some Swiss-made watch that comes in four limited-edi­tion de­signs: Mar­tini (above), Flag, Preppy and Spec­ta­tor. The lit­tle chap first ap­peared in 1991, and here he is mak­ing a spe­cial cel­e­bra­tory ap­pear­ance, wear­ing his tux and slip­pers in a nod to Lau­ren’s love of all things Gatsby. £1,870, ralphlau­ren.com.

WHAT LIES BE­NEATH

Brit out­er­wear brand 49 Win­ters has picked apart the cold-weather coat to come up with a down jacket whose three in­ter­change­able el­e­ments (the outer shell, in­side down jacket and shear­ling trim) can be swapped around. Wear them all, or opt for just one. The metal­lic lay­ers are pleas­ingly fes­tive, too. From £395, 49win­ters.com.

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