1940s working man at E. Tautz
By Volker Ketteniss

There was a post-war 1940s feel to Patrick Grant’s latest collection, dominated by traditional-feeling tailoring combined with uniform references and casual knitwear, producing an …

Jan 12, 2015
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There was a post-war 1940s feel to Patrick Grant’s latest collection, dominated by traditional-feeling tailoring combined with uniform references and casual knitwear, producing an authentic take on the idea of smart-casual. Grant’s looks were tough, hardwearing and had a subtle homespun appeal to them, focusing on formal pieces that were timeless and built to last, dressed down with cosy hand-knitted sweaters or work shirts. His vintage silhouettes mixed voluminous heavy-duty outerwear and wide-leg trousers with blazers in classic proportions, peppered with retro weekend sportswear like the golf jacket car coat – rethought oversized with soft and rounded lines. A masculine and accessible palette of dark blues and greys, along with robust materials like flannel and tweed, helped underpin the utilitarian mood of the show. – Ben Perdue

Theme: 1940s working man

Key items: Double-breasted overcoat / Oversized car coat / Exaggerated-length field jacket / Commuter coat / Gold jacket / Double-breasted-blazer / Slim single-breasted blazer / Wide-leg trousers / V-neck sweater / Fisherman jumper / Roll-neck hand-knitted sweater / Work shirt / Collarless uniform shirt

Colour: Black / Charcoal / Light grey / Navy blue / Cadet blue / White

Materials & knits: Wool blends / Cashmere / Tweed / Shetland wool / Lambswool / Chambray / Cotton flannel / Cotton twill

Footwear: Clog work boots

Accessories: Knitted scarves

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