,  |  1 January 2015

Kent & Curwen Spring/Summer 2015: Let’s Ride!

For spring/summer 2015, Kent & Curwen celebrates the hottest trend in London: urban cycling, with a collection that is sporting, stylish and eco-smart – a perfect fit for modern life.
Urban Ride
In London and across the world, the bicycle has become the modern means of transportation. Quick, efficient and environmentally friendly, the bicycle embodies what modern life is all about. Kent & Curwen captures this movement with a collection that uses casual materials and cycling-inspired details to create pieces that take you from the pavement to the boardroom in style and comfort.
navy blue jacket takes its cue from a classic Macintosh, but has a shorter silhouette that allows freedom of movement and is lined in mesh for lightweight comfort. A cotton cardigan, in city-slick grey, has white racing stripe details while spring’s most brilliant dress shirt, with its micro-bicycle jacquard print, adds a dash of British whimsy.
The spring line also includes a remarkable jacket in blue and red plaid that, at first glance, looks like a classic Kent & Curwen blazer. Don’t be fooled. The hidden pocket on the sleeve is the perfect spot for stashing change; the interior features a clear pocket that allows you to use the “touch” feature on your electronic devices while on the go; and reflective stripes are hidden under the lapel and collar for added safety. There is even an extra button-on tab designed to hold the collar in place so that the reflectors are clearly visible.
Bicycle Race
As the season heats up and thoughts turn to more casual pursuits, Kent & Curwen offers pieces that fit perfectly into the modern man’s wardrobe. A reversible blouson in yellow features spring’s key hexagonal print as well as Kent & Curwen’s signature Three Lions zip pulls. A leather jacket in beige is kept causal with sporting details like a ribbed collar and waistband. It’s ideal teamed with a hexagon-printed pullover and an outstanding dress shirt that features vertical pinstripes as well as a hologram-like shadow print of the London skyline – a stylish nod to cycling along the Thames.
For spectator days and celebrations, the collection also includes a smart sport jacket in an eye-catching blue and yellow windowpane check. For a truly English look, team it with a pair of casual yellow pants, a woven belt, and a cotton dress shirt.
Pleasure Ride
High summer. Temperatures rise, colours get brighter, fabrics are lighter and relaxation is the word du jour. Kent & Curwen offers a paperweight cotton-silk jacket in mid-tone grey cotton-silk that is cool and comfy with anything, including a leaf-print T-shirt in green tones, a floral casual shirt in blue, and a Lion’s head T-shirt that was inspired by Europe’s grand fountains.
The summer collection also includes a featherweight blouson with a subtle cycling-stripe pattern, must-have summer shorts in bright checks and tonal leaf prints, and the brand’s iconic polo shirts, some featuring three-striped knit collars and others with “tire tread” stripes and chambray collars.
From start to finish, Kent & Curwen has created a collection that inspires an action-packed, super-stylish spring and summer. On your marks, Gentlemen!