I tend to forget how versatile a pink shirt is and how great it goes with different shades of grey. It is a really good alternative to the sea of blue shirts that feature here most of the time. It should definitely see more frequent use in my shirt rotation.
This Corneliani SC is made from a very interesting fabric which I have not come across before - 50% cashmere, 50% mohair. It has the supple softness of cashmere combined with the robustness of mohair and together it feels very much like some of the finer woven English tweeds. The cut is also distinctly Italian, with gentle waist suppression and relatively straight skirt, straight, flapped pockets and a continental shoulder - an Italian take on the traditional British hacking jacket.
I am usually not very fond of light ties with darker shirts, or at least I find it to be a look that is very hard to pull off well. I recently got this royal blue shirt from my shirtmaker and I had originally intended to use it more casually, without ties. But today I decided to try it out with a lighter tie, just to challenge myself to wear combinations I am not normally used to wearing. Because of the rather bright colour of the shirt and tie, I decided to go with muted colours of tan and white for the rest of the outfit. I’m actually kind of pleased with the look and I think it turned out far better that I thought it would. Sometimes it good to push you boundaries, I guess.
White trousers definitely means summer to me and since we have had a few sweltering (by Northern Scandinavian standards) days here I decided to break out my white trousers. I am a sucker for the combination of white and navy, so I paired them with a navy blazer (although the blazer has been hanging on the back of my chair for most of the day).
Found this photo from last summer on my phone’s camera roll. Reminds me of of much I long for sitting at a restaurant during the bright summer evenings we have up here, with some friends, a good meal and a nice glass of wine. Only a few weeks away now….