Simon Crompton braves the elements in our cosy corduroy blanket blouson.
If there’s one thing that gets me excited about classic menswear, it’s when designers take traditional materials or cuts and play with them in subtle ways.
This is not fashion. It’s not clothing that is intended to stand out, with big patterns or dramatic proportions. It is intended, rather, to be just slightly unexpected. To result in someone taking a second, closer look at the garment and saying, perhaps under their breath, ‘huh!’.
Drake’s have been playing with these things for a few seasons now - particularly around the use of traditional materials for practical, outdoor clothing. And while I’m never going to wear an orange casentino fleece, I do like the crossover.