We know how frustrating it can be when you see something on the runway, tell yourself that your life is incomplete without it but then find out it is near impossible to buy it. We had this feeling after watching Carolyn Massey's Aw09 show back in February. So when we heard that Daniel Jenkins would be offering a selection of exclusive pieces online and in store (the only physical store in the UK to do so) we were more than a little excited. Dan has entrusted us with a preview link of the stock before anyone else has had the chance to feast their eyes on it and of course we just had to share it with you.
Our favourite piece. The Aubergine Balaclava Jumper is simply beautiful. Made in Scotland, the piece is100% wool. Shown with Carolyn Massey 'Shooting' Mittens. Dan wears a medium here.
Dan on the collection: "Modern menswear is increasingly focused upon individual products, mixing labels to create an overall look. Carolyn Massey has created a collection of individual pieces of outstanding worth which worn together creates one of the most coherant menswear collections of recent years. Detailing is properly thought out and perfected. Nothing is over the top. Everything serves a purpose. The main one being to give the wearer an air of confidence. This is real stand up straight, shoulders back and chest out clothing."
The Dark Navy Trench Coat with stiped satin lining and sleeves is perfect for the hovering grey clouds. Made in England. Dan wears a medium in the shots above.
Inspired by the Museum of London and National Army Museum, Massey’s collection saw her revive seemingly forgotten historic details and silhouettes. Throughout the collection sharply tailored trench coats and capes offered an edge whilst the knits provided an element of calm and romance. These feelings are replicated in the offering at Daniel Jenkins. It is rare to leave a show with the desire to own every single look but the February show had that effect on us and we are pleased that we can finally get our hands on it.
The Tie Neck Jumper is both a wardrobe staple and a statement piece. This colourway is an exclusive to the store. Made in Scotland. Dan wears a medium.