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Tuesday, 26 October 2021 13:12

Trend - Bright Tartan

Timothee Chalamet in Prada GQ tartan coatEverybody loves tartan, well, they should do. The brighter the better in our books.

Bright tartans are nothing new, historically, the Victorians loved going bold with their family checks. Regardless of your clan, think strong clashing colours, especially in your outerwear and accessories.

And, you can always wear more than one at a time, just look at the Johnstons of Elgin 'Clash of the Clans' scarf below. The Gloverall Lochcarron coat is womenswear, but would fit and look good on anybody. Check it all out.

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Left - Man of the moment, Timothée Chalamet in GQ wearing Prada

Below - Prada - Tartan wool overcoat - £2700 from Matchesfashion.com

Prada tartan coat men's matchesfashion.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Molly Goddard menswear tartan trousers SSENSELeft - Molly Goddard - Red Tartan Franko Trousers - £865 from SSENSE

gant check tartan jacket menswearLeft - GANT - Glen Check Crest Blazer - £450

Below - Gloverall - Lochcarron Eva Peacoat Dark Stewart - £595

Gloverall Lochcarron dark stewart tartan coat 

Johnstons of elgin clash clans scarf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left -Johnstons of Elgin - ‘Clash of the Clans’ Cashmere Scarf - Stewart & Macfadyen - £199

Burlington tartan socksLeft - Burlington - Heritage Check Men Socks - £13

ASOS DESIGN tartan brown suitLeft - ASOS DESIGN - Wide Leg Suit Trousers in Brown Tartan - £40.00, Suit Jacket - £90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burberry tartan check bagLeft - Burberry - Small Check Cashmere Crossbody Bag - £890

scotch soda tartan trousersLeft - Scotch & Soda - Mott Super Slim-Fit Chino - £150 

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Published in Men
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 14:12

Label To Know Original Madras Trading Company

Label to know original madras trading company madras checksOriginal Madras Trading Company was founded by current owner Prasan Shah’s grandfather in the early 1970s when he arrived in New York from Madras with a trunk full of checks and other woven Indian textiles. He established an office on 38th Street in the New York garment district, and where they still trade from today.

While they continue to supply fabrics and garments to well-known other brands, this is the first season with their own eponymous range.

A little history lesson. The weaving of cotton cloth in South India was renowned for centuries prior to the British building a harbour in Madras - now called Chennai - in the 18th century, but it was this port and the British East India Company that led to textiles from Madras being traded throughout the modern world.  That is the origin of the Madras check.

Label to know original madras trading company madras checks

Originally and to this day the best Madras is woven by hand. This is a process that takes each individual weaver several hours per metre and results in no two lengths of cloth being identical. OMTC is a 3rd generation family business who have been weaving and producing Madras for 50 years in factories owned and operated by the family. 

TheChicGeek says, "Who doesn't like checks? These feel distinctively authentic and I particularly like the Indian influence in the styles, like the longer shirt lengths and hooded kaftan styles. For AW20, which I saw at January's Pitti Uomo, OMTC have the cutest checked quilted trousers. The brand is currently available at Trunk Clothiers in London." 

Label to know original madras trading company madras checks

Left - Original Madras Trading Company Cotton Madras Button Down Shirt - £125 from Trunk Clothiers 

www.omtcnyc.com 

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Published in Labels To Know
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 10:49

#OOTD 118 Top Summer Suiting

Menswear OOTD The Chic Geek suiting tailoring best top

Summer isn't all shorts and sandals, it can also be a time for formal occasions and those days when you just feel like making an effort. Putting on a suit, after a break, can be, almost, liberating. It's that old feeling of a uniform that runs throughout British menswear and that comfort in feeling 'dressed'.

A checked suit adds more interest, a waistcoat adds more formality and a black vinyl raincoat adds, well, it just ADDS! See more of the vinyl trend - here

Credits - Coat - ASOS, Suit - Remus Uomo, Shirt - Simon Carter, Shoes - Base London

Menswear OOTD The Chic Geek suiting tailoring best top

Menswear OOTD The Chic Geek suiting tailoring best top

Published in Outfit of the Day

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