Friday, 28 December 2012

All because the man loved...

"We wanted to look at an iconic figure that had a nostalgic retro feeling, that wasn't James bond but had a similar feeling, sensibility and nature. The Milk Tray man was a character that was instantaneously recognisable yet shrouded in mystery and so we wanted to build, update and evolve this character that was assumed rather than known," excitedly purred Amber Siegel as she introduced the autumn/winter 2012 collection of Baartmans & Siegel back in March. From Jules Verne to Blade Runner's Deckard, the design duo have revelled in exploring a character created and established in popular culture and last season they focused their refined menswear eye on the late 1970’s British Menswear and cinema. Resting on Cadbury's iconic Milk-Tray man, his sartorial style and air of mystery provided a sense of playful indulgence, romance and adventure to the accomplished collection. They undoubtedly built, updated and evolved the character and dressed him accordingly in a wardrobe of lux tailored sportswear in a rich and inviting spectrum of blues. It was a coming of age season for the talented twosome. It was one of those collections that left my heart racing, my mind wandering and my wardrobe aching for additions.

After I calmed down, I picked up a few pieces. To combat the blanket of grey drizzle that has refused to leave London for the last few weeks and subconsciously inspired by Grace Coddington's i-D cover, I've been wearing the below coat continuously. All because the man loved... 

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The coat by Baartmans & Siegel worn with shirt by Patrik Ervell, scarf by A Long Time Gone picked up at Anthem, sweatshirt by Christopher Shannon, trousers by Stephan Schneider, socks by Ayame and trainers by Missoni x Converse.
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7 comments:

Milan Boya said...

great coat n socks <3

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Fashion Citizen said...

That coat is amazing !!! Great outfit all in all

Dorothy L. Ricketts said...

Cool jacket!

style servant said...

really like the socks...the shoes are also amazing how much do they cost? would really like to add them to my collection!

Mat said...

now that is a good look mr steve, everything suits you really well and goes all nicely

Leather Jackets said...

you look wonderful, truly beauty with amazing sense of style !

By Cloth said...

Great coat!

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