Although officially it is autumn, this is the climax of the summer Flat racing and most gentlemen still prefer to don their sartorial suits rather than the warmer autumnal tweed wool jackets.
Drink in the rustic red wine shade of the Carly Tweed three piece suit from Cavani. The polyester/viscose fabric in a tweed pattern is the perfect transitional piece between the summer suit and the heavier woollen tweeds. With an acknowledgment that the colder weather is on its way (or already here) the top of the slanted pockets and edge of the collar is trimmed with a touch of plush velvet. Price £169.99.
After a visit to Florence, Italy in 2010 and its Pitti Uomo menswear fashion tradeshow, the idea to bring the Italian flavour of tailoring back to the UK was born. Based in Birmingham, Cavani was launched to give British fashionable men the opportunity to wear Italian style suits at affordable prices.
Chill with a splash of cool crisp rosé in the Cavani’s Oxford pale pink shirt. Cotton with 2% spandex for easy movement. Price £34.99.
And if you’re looking for some help picking the right kind of shirt, you should have a look Shirt Detective – a great resource for finding the best fitting shirts.
Pair the shirt with a burgundy tie of sweet floral notes from blush pink roses from Dapper Jack UK. Available in skinny or standard width. Price £39 via Etsy.
Dapper Jack UK is a men’s accessories brand founded in 2012 by Grazyna Martin who studied Fashion & Design at Stafford College of Art and has loved sewing from a very early age.
For the gent partial to labels – Society Gent’s Ode to Red Wine linen pocket square is a collage of wine labels. Price £15.99 via Etsy, or on sale at £14.50 via SocietyGent.com.
Based in West Yorkshire, Society Gent was founded by Stephen Symington to re-establish the era of the gentleman. As a gentlemanly gesture Society Gent is giving Eclipse readers 10% discount on any of their items – just use Eclipse10 via their website www.societygent.com
Like wine, abstract patterns can be an acquired taste. Stock up the wine bottles on a pair of abstract patterned socks from Zazzle. Artwork by Bebop’s Place in New York, the pattern features burgundy wine bottles on a wooden wine rack next to a rustic brick wall. Price £19.53.
From humble beginnings in a converted family garage, Robert Beaver founded the Zazzle brand in 2005 with wife Peggy and sons Bobby and Jeff. Zazzle now has grown to international status with their online collection of customisable digital images, which enables consumers to personalise and create their products plus become sellers of their own unique creations.
To bet or not to bet? Leave it to chance and let the two tone red and black Decider watch from Mr Jones make the decision for you. As the second hand ticks round the word YES or No is displayed on the face. When you need a decision simply look at your watch for the answer! Price £150.
London based, founder Crispin Jones wanted to bring a playful element to the functional watch by producing original and interesting designs.