In The Guardian they say that “The new season’s key look is all about squares, geometric shapes, right angles and lines”. I must have been prescient when I bought these jeans last week. They may not have been what Jess Cartner-Morley had in mind, when I compare them to Louis Vuitton, but a straight line is a straight line, no?
Striped pants, to me, always have a hint of the stilt walker at the fair, which for me makes them a “performance / show-off” item – probably a bit too casual for work for me, but definitely for the street or arport. Although they would probably look great with simple black boots and a black jacket, I’ve been wearing them with contrasting colors and textures. (No photo due to technical difficulties – you’ll have to make do with a collage.)
Striped Hoxton jeans – Paige Premium Denim via Shopbop - AW12
Dark red merino sweater – Hobbs – many seasons ago
Navy and white Bromley jacket – Rag and Bone – AW11
Floral embroidered scarf – Altea via Luisa via Roma – AW12
Dark red desert boots – Cole Haan – many seasons ago
The jeans come in a cropped length and full length – I have gone for the full length “Hoxton” and they are on sale at Shopbop for 30% off at US$139.30.
Similar sweaters may be available from Bluefly.
Rag and Bone do not currently stock the jacket in this colorway, but they have done many iterations of it in different colors over several seasons so it may be back.
These boots are great for any trips with a long walk. Mine are years old, but if you enter “red desert boots” into a search engine there are quite a lot of options.
I love the riot of flowers on the scarf. It’s by Italian brand Altea via Luisa via Roma and is presently on sale at US$109 (30% discount). It’s described as “embroidered muslin” which led me to expect a fine, light cotton. It’s actually fine wool, with a narrow velvet strip down each side, and substantial wool tassels. It’s also BIG, 27x78in or 70x200cm : easily long enough to fold in half and pull the ends through the loop, and very, very cosy. Let’s have a closer look: