Cover your outerwear bases with Hymn’s AW15 coats
Men’s style expert Jake Daniels takes a detailed look at the AW15 collection from HYMN – a quality London based brand that promises “a contemporary twist on British heritage”.
Initiating yourself into the search for the right coat almost makes that transition into darker days bearable. Good thing British brand, HYMN are on hand with the perfect Autumn/Winter15 pieces.
Firm advocates for the ever-emerging hub of UK design talent within the fashion industry, JOY’s in-house team of London-based creatives draw upon the traditional values of quality and workmanship, then spin things contemporary to create a collection filled with texture, shade and most importantly, attention to detail.
Supplying picks to cover every aspect of the modern gentleman’s day-to-day life, this menswear brand’s AW15 edit sees Spring Summer’s hazy-ocean Breton stripes and bold deckchair brights left behind for a more down-to-earth palette. Think grey skies, autumnal red leaves (only recently turned from green) and the navy of dark, dimly-lit evenings.
It’s here where the brand’s latest coat offerings come into play with notable spotlight on the Carno Crombie and the Chaplin Pea Coat – both of which are pieces that are guaranteed to claim hero status in your wardrobe, and play an integral part in any Autumn Winter style uniform. In fact, we predict you’ll live in them for the foreseeable future.
The Chaplin Pea Coat
Let’s face it; the pea coat is a style classic that will never, ever fade. Immediately this makes the Chaplin a worthy investment. Not only does it promise to make the ideal pairing to your wardrobe’s everyday backbone basics like your graphic T-shirts and your lived-in denim, but also to your 9-5 office picks like your tailored wool trousers and classic shirting.
The trick is to think versatility with a hint of difference and a smidge of self-expression. Play it functional by choosing wool as a composition and then a dark colour like black or navy. This will make dressing in the morning so easy but look so good at the same time. However, predictable is never cool, and that’s why the label’s signature details and edge of attitude play such an important role. A role that’s helped the brand claim acclaim from press, bloggers and individuals alike. For example, to this pea coat you’ll find an autumnally-hued check lining that pays homage to the great British outdoors, along with multi-coloured locker loops that intend to be reminiscent of mountaineering ropes. Cool.
The Carno Crombie Coat
Next up on our HYMN wish list is the Carno Crombie, and thinking back some of the world’s most stylish men have been Crombie wearers: JFK, James Dean and Cary Grant to name but a few. Follow in their fashion footsteps with the Carno that’s again cut from a heavy-weight wool-blend. Enveloping with warmth, this single-breasted piece fastens with three buttons and features a signature twist from the contrasting colour-block lining.
Find the label online at www.JoytheStore.com, at the brand’s BOXPARK venue in trendy Shoreditch, in-stores at John Lewis and at Independent Stockists across the country.