Styling: Natasha Lionaki
Photographer: Panos Davios
Words by Eleni Papaioannou
Playing on the twisted side of business cool, you have two strong allies by your side: the casentino coat and the color blue.
Interpreting all this season’s hottest trends in one outfit, this is a look that will give you a vibrant fashion knack through subtle hints and clear hits on what is cool and hot in every day office wear. A general rule to follow is to always find the perfect size and fit for your body type and be sure to invest on good quality materials that will give you the extra dapper points to set your style apart from the crowd’s.
HOW TO PULL IT OFF
·Blue is the color of the season but to use it wisely is eternal in the universe of chic. On this outfit it stands out though a clever mix with black and different shades of blue, to create a layered effect full of surprises.
·Polo neck sweaters are the shirts of the wintertime. You can never go wrong with a nice, cashmere piece.
EVEN THE LATEST JAMES BOND MOVIE HAS SOME POLO NECK INSPIRATION MOMENTS IF YOU NEED TO GET IDEAS.
·Double breasted, double breasted, keep repeating until you have understood the importance of this magical folded blazer for your look. Any look.
·Casentino. Now here’s a word you need to add to your fashion dictionary. This coat is originated from Florence and it used to be log, way below the knees, also featuring a fur collar. These days it has dropped its official stigma for a shorter, simpler version like the one spotted here. The fur has been shredded off and the shorter version fashioned by many gentlemen during this season’s fashion weeks is much more easy to wear, stylish and manageable. One thing that has not been changed is the casentino fabric, with its breathable interwoven material and the sweet roughness it is gifted with, over time.
WHERE TO BUY
Double breasted wool blazer By Massimo Dutti, available at www.massimodutti.com
Wool and cashmere polo-neck sweater by Massimo Dutti, available at www.massimodutti.com
Plain-front pants By Brooks Brothers, available at www.brooksbrothers.com
Leather lace-ups with a leather welt and a light outsole by Hogan, available at www.kalogirou.com
Watch “GRIS EN ROSE”, by The Swatch Group Greece S.A., available at www.swatch.com
Socks by Calzedonia, available at gr.calzedonia.com
Casentino wool Coat by Tailor Athens, available at Tailor Stores www.tailorstores.com