Smart Turnout SS13 Collection
Quintessentially British brand Smart Turnout has been celebrating classic gentleman’s styling for over a decade, combining quality fabrics with fashion forward cuts.
For their SS13 collection the brand utilises signature colours, drawn from the world’s most elite institutions, to create a modern update inspired by 1950s youth culture. Classic Americana references like rock ‘n’ roll, bowling alleys, drive-ins and motorcycles set the scene whilst icons such as James Dean, Marlon Brando and Steve McQueen are all referenced.
The core of the collection focuses on wardrobe basics, with sweaters, shirts, tees, polos, chinos, jackets and accessories all on offer. Each come in a wide range of colours and on trend linear patterns.
Sport is another prominent theme running throughout the collection – with traditional gentlemanly sports such as rugby and cricket being referenced. 100% wool cricket sweaters are featured in a chunky knit design complete with coloured stripes across the neckline, cuffs and waist. The rugby shirts are again heavy on striped detailing, with the ‘Yorkshire Hussars’ design being the strongest – the underlying Americana theme also referenced through the use of the red, white and blue palette.
The highlight of the collection has to be the ‘Yale Harrington Jacket’ – a great piece that will complete any preppy-inspired look this spring. The jacket stays true to the original Harrington silhouette that dates back to the 1930s but is updated for SS13 with a narrow blue and white striped design. It gets its name from the colours of its lining, which are those of the prestigious Yale University (yet another nod to American culture).
As well as clothing the collection offers a wide selection of accessories, with a large selection of preppy ties/bow ties taking centre stage. Coming in a plethora of colour/pattern combinations and constructed from cotton or silk, they will smarten up any smart-casual outfit instantly. Equally colourful belts, socks and cuff links are also available.
You can shop all the looks over at smartturnout.co.uk.