HE by Mango Summer Collection
HE by Mango continues to impress with yet another collection that showcases its timeless, masculine and eminently wearable style. Focusing on tailoring, the accompanying lookbook shows how outfits appropriate for warm weather can be layered and accessorised without sacrificing comfort and practicality.
The suiting relies on classic silhouettes and cuts but in summer-appropriate materials; helping craft elegant yet practical outfits. Linen-blend suits strike the perfect balance, providing a cool alternative to wool yet still retaining enough structure to be worn formally.
Staple shades of navy and tan help provide a neutral backdrop that would work just as well with unconventional pieces as it does with the lookbook’s restrained, traditional outfits. A seersucker suit provides an eccentric option whilst staying in line with the brand’s ethos and classic styling.
Suiting separates are also embraced. Whether it is a navy blazer worn with white trousers for a sharp, clean contrast or a rakish linen jacket worn with coloured chinos and accessorised with a scarf, the variety of possible looks created using a simple blazer, shirt and trousers combination really shines through.
HE by Mango’s flair for casual looks is not rejected either. Polo shirts and chinos are combined to create effortless outfits that retain a structured, smart-casual edge. Knotted sweatshirts and popped collars add a sporty, preppy quality and offer inspiration as to how to individualise basic staple pieces.
The more outgoing may prefer the looks influenced by the current safari trend. Lightweight safari jackets are layered with shirts, scarves and knitwear to create adaptable outfits that can be layered up or stripped down depending on the weather. A palette of earth tones coheres with the trend as well as preventing the multiple layering pieces from appearing garish.
Overall, HE by Mango’s summer 2013 lookbook is another stunning offering from one of the most promising high street brands around. The looks are easily put together yet showcase real timeless style that will hold up long after the current season.