The green parka

The green parka

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      Having so many types of different coats available for men in the stores it is really easy to get a little lost. Looking trough the shapes and colours I found myself grabbing a military green parka, a jacket popular mostly during fall season. Not sure how to style up a parka jacket or maybe you haven’t tried wearing one, well that’s what this article is all about, a short guide in my opinion about the parka.

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      If there is a heavy parka in your wardrobe you might have the temptation to throw it on you when the bad weather hits and not really think about how you can style it, but getting a parka that matches your look is ideal for you.

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      Might be that a parka jacket doesn’t look like the most versatile of pieces in your wardrobe but there are different ways you can dress it up or down to style it your way, to ad d on it your personal touch. There are so many styles available right now from which you can choose, long or cropped, long fishtail or even slim ones and many different colours.

 

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The traditional one is the long parka in military green, usually with heavy filling to keep you warm. This should be easy for you to match it in a casual outfit that you just throw on. You could benefit of the layered look or just take it over a plain t-shirt like I did in matching colour. I chose a lightweight parka to enjoy one of the last warm and sunny days before the winter comes.

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When we speak about trousers options to style up with a parka there we don’t have many limitations. A parka will come perfect for outfits like smart-casual, formal, business, relaxed and even urban/streetwear outfits I went for a cropped navy trouser. To make the look even more casual for sure sneakers were my pick for shoes.

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If you prefer a slightly smarter look to wear it daily or a casual Friday at work, choose a long parka jacket. Layer underneath it classical smart casual pieces: white shirt, knitted cardigan and slim fit jeans. The shirt and jean combination is a timeless outfit you don’t have to worry about. The muted green helps to brighten the white of the shirt and create a clean contrast with it.

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Short guide for your parka

  • Add some colour to your outfit when you’re wearing a navy or military green parka. A multi-tonal outfit will look complex yet put together.
  • Choose the colour of your parka depending on what kind of clothes you wear. If you wear it just in cold season might be a good idea to choose a darker colour. Still, if you like lighter colours, consider a lighter toned parka.
  • Green parkas can give off a warm tone, and are the classic version of this type of jacket. You can try matching it with cool tones like blue or grey or just keep some warm colours like I did with a sunny yellow t-shirt.
  • The parka is an investment being a timeless piece which can be worn years after years without giving an out of date feeling.

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Keep on looking great!

Styling ⇒Emilio⇐   Photography ⇒Ion Cota⇐

 

 

Urban | Safari

Urban | Safari

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Get set for a safari adventure this season as fashion leads us deep into the (concrete) jungle. The key is to look out for wildlife-inspired pieces with a classic metropolitan influence. Dusty, sandy shades are what immediately spring to mind when building the palette for this trend – khaki, beige, cream and white not only on trend this season but also perfect for combating the rising temperatures. Shades that complement these neutral base tones are warmer shades like orange/yellow and blood red, along with earthy brown, desert green and even a bit of camo print.

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The safari jacket is one of the stars of this summer. Historically, safari (or bush) jackets represented the central item of the British military’s tropical uniform, worn by soldiers in the African bush. Traditionally featuring four or more expandable pockets, an attached waist belt and epaulettes, they were designed to be lightweight for easy mobility but warm enough for the African nights.

 

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PHOTOGRAPHY: ION Cota; STYLING: EMILIO Ghaman

OUTFIT: SCOTCH&SODA Jachet, ABSOLUT JOY T-shirt, ZARA pants & bag, NIKE sneakers, DSQUARED2 sunglasses, DIESEL scarf


 

 

Combining utilitarian convenience with a minimal design, the safari jacket perfectly balances fashion and function. Typically constructed from breathable cotton drill or poplin, they can be worn during spring/summer days without becoming stifling, providing an extra layer of insulation when the temperature drops in the evening.

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If you prefer a modern safari shirt to build up this look, keep it clean, classic and simple. Hot sweaty summers demand comfort from every piece you wear and as such, you should opt for lightweight cotton or linen blends. White and cream are timeless options that will fit perfectly into a wide variety of looks and will continue to get you good wear for many years to come.

 

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As for pants, beige/khaki legwear is essential to the urban safari aesthetic. Go for above the knee shorts, slim-fit trousers or chinos to set the foundation of your outfit. You could  even look to create your own individual, slightly more relaxed take on the short suit trend by pairing matching shorts with the safari jacket and thus creating a safari suit.

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When it comes to a safari wardrobe, one footwear silhouette immediately springs to mind: the desert boots. Besides being practical and comfortable, worn-in materials like burnished leather or scuffed suede in earthy colors(dark brown, beige or mahogany) will add character to your outfit, plus there’s nothing more masculine than looking like you’ve just left the Grand Canyon. 

 

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However, we all know that boots can quickly become uncomfortable in the heat. When temperatures rise, consider using a pair of suede Derbies or brogues in sandy or earthy tones. I picked a pair of high tops (sneakers)

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When choosing your accessories, try flashes of color for a more playful approach. Bold toned socks for example. Warms reds, greens and yellows add vibrancy to an incredibly neutral look – the safari trend is timeless and classic but head-to-toe monotone might become too boring. You can include other summer accessories like straw hats and sunglasses and if you wear scarves, try one with perforations.Just remember to pick the design or shape that suits you best.