Edwin Spring/Summer 2013 Collection
Since its founding in 1969, Japanese clothing brand Edwin have been at the forefront of the denim manufacturing industry – their 503 jeans have become an iconic piece of menswear that challenges the likes of the Levi’s 501 in the rankings for the all time classic pair of jeans.
However, alongside their specialist Japanese selvedge denim, Edwin also produce timeless menswear collections which, despite accommodating current trends, always tend to stick to simple silhouettes and neutral colour schemes, helping create an accessible and masculine look.
Their latest spring/summer 2013 collection is symptomatic of this ethos, combining uncomplicated outerwear, basic shirts and tees in pastel tones with the odd camouflage print thrown in, to keep up with current industry influences.
As is typical with Edwin collections, the accompanying lookbook evokes a tough, rugged aesthetic. By utilising minimal silhouettes offset with a distressed rough finish the brand are able to create a worn in, almost rustic style.
One stand out item is the tailored denim gilet. Whilst the body-warmer trend has been growing in popularity over the past couple of years, Edwin’s interpretation of the garment puts a unique twist on the outerwear piece, giving it a rough and ready look. Styled with a basic white t-shirt or the featured tailored denim jacket, the vest is a versatile pieces that will complement your existing summer outfits.
Another highlight is the ‘Homerun’ baseball style jacket. Finished in a navy wax suede, this bomber jacket is not only on trend for SS13 but should also stand you in good stead for many years to come.
Being specialists, each denim product within the collection is labelled with the specific weight of denim. Other than the 13.5oz Garage jacket and 14oz Japanese Red Selvage jeans, the SS13 range tends to favour lightweight denim, making the pieces ideal for integrating into your summer looks.