Friday, January 8, 2010

Sailing into Spring

I'm not usually a fan of wearing multiple pieces from the same brand; not that I'm a fan of "fashion potpourri" as I call it - where everything is so mix matched that nothing seems to work. However, Martin + Osa has caught my attention again with these two great new pieces. I've always loved the casual air, the athleticism, and the quiet refinement of a great rugby shirt. The denim is slim and trim, with the perfect mix of classic styling with modern flair. Not too trendy. Not boring. Not pretentious.

You can dress these two items up with a great navy blazer and caramel or cognac coloured leather belt and shoes. Or you can keep it casual and cool with a brightly coloured canvas or woven belt (think coral, bright yellow, or aqua), and your favourite running shoes or boat shoes.

Striped Rugby Shirt
Style: 3151/4828

Crafted with a nod to its sport heritage, our rugby polo is designed to be your staple, on + off the field.

• Vintage fit with twill straight collar
• Trapunto-stitched back yoke with lining
• Cross-stitched elbow patches
• Double-layer rib cuffs
• Uneven hem with side slits hits at hip

• 100% cotton jersey
• Midweight, soft feel
• Herringbone tape in placket + on slits
• Chambray lining inside collar
• Machine wash

Super Slim Fit Jean
Murky Depths Wash
Style: 3456/1114

Straight + sure. Our narrowest fit definitely boasts the most attitude, a long + lean look that is versatile + wearable.

• Sits low on waist
• Slim through hip + thigh
• 15 1/4" slim leg opening
• Button fly
• Five-pocket style

• 100% cotton, 11.8 oz.
• Tacking, grinding at pockets + cuffs
• 3-D resin whiskering, sanding
• Logo button, rivets, embroidery, patch
• Machine wash
Now, for those of you who aren't quite sure what "whiskering" or "sanding" are in terms of denim, M+O explain it brilliantly here:
WHISKERING refers to the lines that naturally develop on denim when worn over + over before washing. They are creases that form behind the knees, to the sides of the zipper and at the top of the thigh. We apply whiskering by hand to lend a well-worn look to a new pair of jeans.

SANDING is the action of scraping away the top layer of dye from the jean. We do it by hand with fine grain sandpaper for the most precise results.
Remember, no matter what you're wearing or where you're going - the best accessories are confidence, class, and character. Smile. Say "thank you". Hold the door for others. When you feel better, you look better.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice style. Never heard of Martin and Osa until your blog.