With the volatile British springtime in full swing, one’s attention turns to procuring a suitably stylish cover-up to ward off the unappealing effects of the seasonal damp and downpour.
Sporting an oversized construction, pleat detailed sleeves and a splash-proof rubberised cotton fabric, Patrik Ervell’s hooded raincoat from his uber-cool SS12 collection is the ideal sartorial solution to the fickle spring elements. Echoing the prevailing trend for fisherman-inspired work wear, this versatile jacket oozes contemporary maritime finesse.
Heading his eponymous label, Swedish-born Ervell established his New York-based house in 2005, aptly earning nominations in 2011 for the CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year award and GQ’s Best New Menswear Designer in America.
Staying true to his Scandinavian roots with an inherently clean-cut design philosophy, Ervell perfectly merges a distinctively Nordic aesthetic with the practical and modern sensibilities of contemporary American sportswear – a design influence that is currently dominating both the international menswear catwalks and the high street.
Never failing to deliver an impressively inspired collection that demonstrates a masterly execution of hybrid design elements, this discerning utilitarian-influenced label continues to bring a fresh and innovative face to even the most run-of-the-mill wardrobe mainstays, through the use of cutting-edge fabric compositions and reworked classic forms.
With the coveted brand’s creations only available online or in a select number of boutiques outside the UK, if you crave the traditional brick-and-mortar shopping experience, a spring city break to the Big Apple may be in order – this is one piece that’s certainly worth a hop across the pond for.
Available now over on the Patrik Ervell website.