,  |  15 August 2014

Kent & Curwen Fall/Winter 2014: A Season of Sporting Luxury

This autumn, the Kent & Curwen man is on the move, whether he’s behind the wheel of a classic racing car, exploring the Scottish Highlands or indulging in some gentlemanly bonhomie.  Whatever the occasion, he’ll be dressed in clothes that capture the luxurious sportsmanship and modern thinking for which Kent & Curwen is renowned.
Gentleman’s Motorsport
Employing a range of racing details, Kent & Curwen celebrates the sleek look and beloved traditions of British motorsport in its Autumn/Winter 2014 collection. The colour pallet includes Aston Navy, British Racing Green and Antique Gold while texture is highlighted through leather straps, bold stitiching, and new boiled-wool K&C emblems that hark back to vintage motorcar numbers. Key pieces include:
A sharp navy blue jacket with patch pockets, a drawstring waist, zip front and pique texture. Lightweight and with a cotton feel, it’s the perfect piece for coordinating a sophisticated sporting look. Wear it with cognac-coloured cotton trousers, a reversible racing-stripe sleeveless vest, and a woven belt.
A sleek biker-style jacket in buttery soft cognac leather featuring heavy zip details and a snap-closed chest pocket. Inside, look for the “KC emblem” jacquard lining that made a big splash on its debut last season. Don’t forget to finish the look with a two-toned striped scarf.
Highland Pursuits
In Britain, no gentleman’s year is complete without a retreat to the Scottish Highlands, whether for shooting, socializing, riding or rambling. Kent & Curwen continue this tradition with pieces inspired by the mossy greens and heathery greys of the hills, the fine tartan wools of the mills, and the intrepid nature of the sportsmen. Don’t miss these key looks:
A versatile Scottish plaid jacket that hides surprising details. This technical achievement offers protection from wind and rain and also features a detachable collar and front placket in contrasting burgundy that zip in for a sporty look. Suede trim adds sophistication, while buttons at the waist provide fit options. Perfect when matched with soft trousers in this season’s new thistle grey and a tri-tone cable knit jumper.
A sporting checked jacket in boiled wool that features handy flap-front pockets. The grey, black, and burnt orange check is an updated take on a classic pattern – as is the case with Kent & Curwen’s wool cap crafted from herringbone wool and suede. A bright orange pullover with loden green stripes, cable knit details and a new K&C woolen badge completes the look for the autumnal outdoorsman.
A sophisticated plaid jacket that is ideal for trans-seasonal wear. Crafted from a heavy cotton – in navy blue and burnt orange – this sophisticated piece captures the spirit of British menswear with contrasting boiled-wool check used under pocket flaps and the collar and Kent & Curwen’s famous college-striped necktie silk used to trim the interior lining. On cold days, team it with a thick woolen sweater with traditional Fair Isle details – a winter must-have.
Throughout the collection, Kent & Curwen emphasizes the union of active-wear with luxury. As the weather turns cooler, this becomes even more evident in the technical ingenuity, wintery hues, and sporting details that abound. From quilted vests and shearling jackets to chunky knits and brilliant business suits – the collection has everything a modern man of action needs, including:
This season’s hot menswear trend, windowpane check, is cleverly used in a grey wool-silk jacket with modern sky blue checks. The ensemble is finished with casual-yet luxurious pieces such as a shawl-collared cardigan in two-toned blue, K&C signature jeans and a mixed-menswear cap.
No collection is complete without a Kent & Curwen suit –this season’s is an English classic in dark navy shadow gingham check. It’s topped by one of the collection’s outstanding pieces: a black checked cashmere overcoat. Lined in deep black shearling and cut to a modern hip-length, it’s a winter wonder.
Last but not least is an ideal ensemble for a formal occasion. A printed velvet jacket in rich, iridescent blue-and-back plaid is teamed with a new bib-design tuxedo shirt, silk bowtie and black cotton trousers – it’s a look that declares confidence, originality and flair.