Lou Dalton

London: Kicking off the F/W 13 menswear season, Lou Dalton’s latest is an amalgam of classic tartans and fisherman sweaters inspired by seaside towns in the Shetlands, a location visited by the young designer’s slick 70s oil baron muse. Approached with subtlety, this unusual mix of references resulted in a well-pitched collection of cozy relaxed knits, boxy tweed jackets with modern contrast patches and cropped patterned trousers. Primarily rendered in a palette of traditional emerald, charcoal, navy and black, the presentation also featured a dreamy pop of sea green as well as sporty two-tone bombers, patent leather raincoats and refined work boots, daring streetwise pieces which proved a seamless addition to Dalton’s expert tailoring.—Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Slim / Cropped / Relaxed & boxy

Color: Black / Deep navy blue / Charcoal grey / Sea green / Russian blue / Forest green / Cherry red / Oatmeal

Key Items: Double breasted overcoats / Slim ankle length trousers / Fisherman sweaters / Boxy jackets / Satin trench coats / Tartan trousers / Bomber jackets / Monochrome tuxedos

Materials: Thick tweed / Satin / Wool blends / Gabardine / Jersey / Patent leather

Print + Pattern: Tartan

Details + Trim: Contrast pocket panels / Small collars / Satin knee patches / Patch pockets / Ribbing / Contrast sleeves / Zippers / Monochrome contrast lapels

Accessories + Footwear: Refined work boots / Slim ties


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