Team Garrison’s Key Essentials For Spring 2016

This spring, we’re encouraging men to seek out their inner ‘maximalist’ style. Meaning: no strings attached/unapologetic sartorial fun. Here’s our short list of essential pieces to own:

1. The silk knit tie

If you’re like us and find yourself in a suit and tie during most days of the week, try adding a silk knit tie to casually piece together your outfits.

Raspberry Linen Silk Suit. Our own JP here embracing the beautiful natural wrinkles of linen and silk while trying to stay cool from the pairing it up with a Jersey unstructured shirt and knit tie. @jpodgurny1

Raspberry Linen Silk Suit. Our own JP here embracing the beautiful natural wrinkles of linen and silk while trying to stay cool from the pairing it up with a Jersey unstructured shirt and a silk knit tie.

2. No show socks, or ‘sockettes’

Brands like Marcoliani make good quality ‘no show’ socks that offer good sweat protection from long hours of wearing shoes (we’ve all been there) whether at the office or at play, while adding a very cool sockless look. We carry them at the shop in a variety of colours – stop by to have a look at the collection.

Teeing Off in Ultimate Comfort. Testing out the Stretch in a Garrison Jersey Sportcoat paired with some crisp White Biion's; most comfortable Golf shoes in the world with the most comfortable suit. @biionfootwear @bassettjennifer @samebennett

Teeing off in ultimate comfort. Garrison Jersey Sportcoat paired with crisp white Biion’s and a pair of Marcoliani no show “sockettes”.

3. Pocket squares

Pocket squares with a pop of colour add personality to even the most boring of outfits. The rule with pocket squares this spring is to not overthink it – like it then wear it. End of story. We currently carry some really fun handcrafted pocket squares by Monsieur Fox and Massimo Alba.

Remember you are Dreaming. Pocket Art prints are here from @massimoalba ; paired up here with a pink hopsack jacket.

‘Remember you are Dreaming’. Pocket Art prints; paired with a pink hopsack jacket.

 

Art and History for your Pocket. New Collection of Silk and Linen squares from @themonsieurfox are in shop; this particular piece was inspired by a secret group of Japanese known as the Daimyo's from the 1860's; wearing these pieces to hold onto what they knew while travelling in the West. @saviourofprint

Art and History for your Pocket. Collection of silk and linen squares from Monsieur Fox are in shop. This particular piece was inspired by a secret group of Japanese known as the Daimyo’s from the 1860’s; wearing these pieces to hold onto what they knew while travelling in the West.

4. Statement Shades

When it comes to coordinating your shirt and jacket with your sunglasses, there are no rules. You’ve been waiting all winter for spring and it’s finally here – have some fun! Mirrored lenses, coloured lenses, statement frames… Anything goes, really. Our favourite? A pair of custom Oakley Frogskins that can be worn while walking to the office with a client, or, to the beach on R&R weekends.

Ivory Jacket. Raw Silk and Linen in Featherweight construction.

Ivory Jacket. Raw Silk and Linen in Featherweight construction. Statement shades for the extra ‘shock and awe’.

 

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DF in Jet Black Tonik Mohair Suit with Raw Silk tweed tie from Drake’s. Shades by Moscot NYC.

5. White Casual Sport Coat

A white casual sport coat is an elegant piece EVERY man needs to own. We can’t reiterate that enough. It’s extremely versatile; great for casual brunches, short weekend trips to the cottage, and an excellent choice for more formal evenings where champagne is the de facto guest of honour. We recommend silk, linen, and hopsack for maximum comfort and style.

⚪️⚪️⚪️ White DB. Jacket of the season! Bespoke for MBLF in a 10 oz Bamboo, Wool, Cotton Blend: fully unlined with a Pagoda shoulder. Cloth us casual with a Beauty Wax Lustre from my last #pitti trip from Carlo Barbera Italy. @the_sharp_man

⚪️⚪️⚪️ White DB. Jacket of the season! Bespoke for MBLF in a 10 oz Bamboo, Wool, Cotton Blend: fully unlined with a Pagoda shoulder. Cloth us casual with a Beauty Wax Lustre from my last #pitti trip from Carlo Barbera Italy.

 

Casual Sundays. White Seersucker Double Breasted 4 x 2.5 unlined Shirt Blazer.

Casual Sundays. White Seersucker Double Breasted 4 x 2.5 unlined Shirt Blazer.

6. Blue Linen Pants

We all know that linen pants offer breathable and relaxed comfort, but what’s the best shade to own if you could only own one pair? Definitely blue. It goes with everything: from greens to yellows to reds to whites…. Make sure you choose the right shade of blue to match with your skin tone. Feel free to ask one of our stylists if you’re unsure – we’re always glad to help!

Lustre and Texture. Black is Back.

Lustre and Texture.

7. Stretch Jersey Sport Coat or Pants (Athleisure)

These will get you from 0 to 100—real quick (no pun intended). If you’re the type of man who prefers comfort over style—who isn’t—we’ve got the answer for you: Four-way stretch jersey. Yup, you read that right. In true Garrison style, we also carry a cashmere four-way stretch jersey – so soft, you’ll literally have strangers come up to you just to touch your jacket.

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Garrison Cashmere Cotton Loopjack Jersey Leisure Suit for MDM. Complete with the hand monogram on the pocket.

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Flying in comfort with Garrison Stretch Knit Jersey pants; hidden 7 inch inseam RiRi side zips and leather drawstring on the unlined waistband. Perfect pant to travel in style.

8. Bandana

You don’t have to be a member of a motorcycle gang to rock a bandana this season. It’s a great accessory for spring/summer which can be worn either on your head to keep your hair from fighting with the wind, or, around your neck with a collarless shirt for a no non-sense-effortless-cool look.

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***Side note: What are the colours of the season?***

Green has really caught our eye as the colour of the season. There are so many great shades of green which we think really brings out the best in a man. We have a hard time narrowing it down to just one shade… What’s your favourite shade of green?

. Granny Smith Mohair.

Granny Smith Mohair

Canapé Green. Bespoke for J. A.

Canapé Green. Bespoke for J. A.

Texture. Linen Silk Wool the perfect Summertime Blend.

Linen Silk Wool the perfect Summertime Blend.

Other colours on our radar include turquoise, electric blue, orange, and orchid (purple). If you’re more of a minimalist and prefer subtle neutral tones, a simple black and white outfit can easily take you from editorial to street style maven.

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Aqua Marine. SS ’16 Garrison Hemp Silk and Wool Hopsack Blazer paired with a cotton jersey band collar shirt.

 

⚫️+⚪️ . Bespoke sweaterjacket for S. M. In silk Hopsack with wax SLP jeans. @Lamborghini @andreap4 on the styling.

⚫️+⚪️ . Bespoke sweaterjacket for S. M. In silk Hopsack with wax SLP jeans.

 

Orchid Chamray. In our Featherweight shirt jacket construction no shoulder pad no Canvas.

Orchid Chambray inn our featherweight shirt jacket construction, no shoulder pad or canvas.

 

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Garrison Sunflower Silk and Linen Sweater jacket, Monsieur Fox pocket square.

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