Maybe it’s the new year or maybe it’s just the simple fact I’ve gotten another year older but I feel like something has changed (besides the addition of a few more lines). As someone who lives their life with meticulous structure and planning, it can be hard to just go with he flow – and by that I mean when it comes to clothing. I love a pressed tailored trouser, a crisp shirt and a structured coat and find that the more the outfit constraints the more mentally comfortable I am. Which is probably a sign in itself that I need to relax a little.
So while on my recent travels around Sweden the other week I found myself in a climate that ranged from highs of 2 degrees to lows of minus 20 degrees and pretty much living out of a suitcase I decided it was the perfect place to relax and have a casual encounter.
Ditching my usual rules, I found myself reaching for sweatpants (albeit chic Our Legacy ones) and zip up sweatshirts (again a chic J.W.Anderson number) all topped off with the most insanely cozy and snug teddy bear coat from Saville Row tailor Richard James (can I please just live in it?). I don’t think the people of snowy Stockholm really knew how to digest my take on a causal outfit but I had fun and isn’t that what’s important, that I was happy? Who said a little casual fun was bad for you.
Alpaca teddy bear coat Richard James, zip top J.W.Anderson, sweatpants Our Legacy, trainers Common Projects, sunglasses Saint Laurent.