We deliberately violate every rule of fashion
The Dandy: the chameleon man who wears refined garments making believe he is someone else.
The Dadaist: the man who considers himself as the anti-art man.
These are the inspirations of Nudie Jeans winter 2014 collection. For this season the brand plays with androgynous looks, punk attitudes still remaining classic and very refined. It is the same with the palette: burgundy, cream, midnight blue and black stand out on sweaters, overcoats and denim jeans, of course.
But let’s talk about the denim, the faded denim matched with coated details: the result is a scruffy but very glam look.
The must-have items?
The Perry Leather & Crust Black jacket made with smooth Indian goat leather, the Howard Duffel Double Face, that is the robust, shorter duffel coat made with wool blend duffel, available in Black or Navy models.
The Jonis Deep Broken Twill (who calls to mind the name of that famous, handsome and new dandy actor…) Turkish denim shirt, 100% organic cotton, made with broken twill fabric with a dark blue shade. Amazing the effect of the turquoise press buttons. The shirt is available in Deep Black or Broken Denim colors.
Dale Brownmelange, David Cardigan Wine: two names for two different sweaters. From the knitted one made with nappy structure (available in grey, red or white colors) to the heavy knitted cardigan made with Italian yarn.
Among the sweaters Vladimir Heavy Indigo & Vladimir Solid Black deserve a particular mention: made with Spanish deep indigo solid cotton yarn, washed to give them some contrasts, these items with regular fit are available in Indigo and Black colors.
And what about the denim jeans?
Many different models for many different men, for those who are more bohemian-dandy style or more Dada-artists. From the Tube Tom Blue Valentine, tightly constructed indigo denim with a grey weft, to the Skinny Lin Concrete Weft, manufactured by putting a black overdye on deep indigo-dyed denim which gives the worn in jean a smooth, bluish tone. This wash has some nice 3D and home laundry effects.
The particularity of this collection? Many items are made in Portugal, Spain, India, Tunisia: but most of all the denim jeans are totally Made in Italy, fact that obviously increases the high quality items of the brand.
Just to name a few: Grim Tim Dry (available in Black Marquee or Ring models: the first with the classic black overdye on indigo denim with a shiny, flat surface; the second is a deep indigo dye on a tightly woven, compact, dry denim quality. Both are 100% organic cotton). Then, the Tight Long John Chain Worn or Black Alchemy, Thin Finn Dry Navy Crystal or Black Nouveau (navy back pocket embo, all other stitches and seams in black, gunmetal trims), and the Steady Eddie Whistle Blue, with its nice blue tone, subtle scrapings on both front and back and 3D whiskers at the front of the top block.