Van Gils took us to South America for the spring summer collection with their ‘Gijs’ character. For autumn winter he’s off to the Austrian Alps.
We have no idea what he’s really up to and Van Gils themselves suggest it is a story that you make up for yourself, they supply the exciting images and you fill in the blanks, only saying the images show the suits in situations where they are put to the test.
No matter what, he does seem to be having a great time and even rescues a tiny ‘toy’ deer, having to go bare foot in a stream to do so.
The pics are below – see what you make of them but whatever story you come up with be sure to visit us in bath and see the suits for themselves, we think that is where you’ll find the happy ending so richly deserved.
Paris Men’s Fashion Week – shorts are back! Statement socks thankfully are still in.
Just a week after Milan where we learnt shorts were out and that smart tailored suits were the summer style, the French have confounded everything and thrown runways full of shorts at us – and not just shorts, we have shorts with socks and sandals, and from Louis Vuitton, socks and sandals even with leather scuba shorts!
Rick Owens had a model with short shorts and boots, and a leather saddlebag strapped to one thigh. And he was not alone. It appears micro shorts with tailored suit jackets work well together (at least we can provide the latter), with the aim of showing the maximum thigh.
Our favourite though – Comme des Garcons’s glittering red, yellow, purple and golden pink evening shorts.
And socks are big too – with or without sandals. Sports socks again with tailored suit jackets and colourful statement socks – finally something up our street.
This is a style we do appreciate and can help you achieve – statement socks and tailored suits, London, Paris and Milan. And in Milsom Street Bath.
Suits are very much in, tailored and beautifully cut – no matter that the temperatures in Milan are currently 34 degrees, even hotter than Bath.
Shorts and sports influenced wear are much less prevalent amongst the front rows of the catwalks perhaps pointing to end of these trends.
Unfortunately male rompers are going to be rampant at Milan, well there may be a few making an appearance. We aren’t going to be stocking any at Gabucci but if you can’t miss this latest trend, we found this brilliant Kim Jong Un one in the states.
The Guardian has an article in it today about the men’s fashion microtrend for statement socks – far better than ‘mankles’, the trendy term for wearing shoes with no socks, a statement socks actually says something positive about you.
It allows you to express something of your true personality through a splash of colour or distinctive design, and it’s a lot more comfortable than wearing leather shoes with sweaty bare feet.
Our recommendation would be socks from Pantherella which we stock in Milsom Street, Bath and John Smedley which we have in Bath but also available online. We also stock Pantherella ‘invisible socks’ in store so that you can have that ‘mankle’ look without the discomfort!
We have both subtle and vibrant designs to suit your mood and the occasion, and in cotton/linen mixes and soft merino wool.