torstai 4. lokakuuta 2012

Mr . Ignatious Joseph & IGN. Joseph

Me and Mr. A met up Mr. Ignatious Joseph on the second day of last Pitti Uomo to chit-chat a little bit about his new collection, the brand and the industry.
(Actually we bumped into each other the night before on the terrace of Gilli + met some cool swedes -> photo)

I have always liked his style a lot since the first time I saw him on The Sartorialist and this was the perfect chance to get him to talk about his personal style:

He's not into over-doing, he believes in good quality, simple elegance and reinventing the classic pieces. Take a look his clothing and you'll realize everything is classic (blue odd jacket + grey trousers, straw hat, blue tie, light blue shirt etc.) but still extraordinary and unique.
For example the jacket: beautiful blue herringbone wool, one button, the shape of pockets, the lapels, one sleeve button, a little bit higher buttoning point, the shoulders and all the handmade stitches. It's all about sticking out from the crowd with details.

His minimalistic style of dressing is quite the breath of fresh air in the middle of all the Pitti craziness.
He would like to see more young men buy quality items and then to create their own style, to "keep it real".

His IGN. Joseph S/S 13 collection, consisting of a blue jacket + grey trousers combo, beautiful shirts and also ties, is very much like him - classic and elegant, but always in good quality and fun details.

He also strongly believes in the "Made In Europe" and "Made In Italy" labels, has strong values on producing and doesn't want everything to be outsourced into lower-cost countries. He wants to cultivate and enjoy European culture also in the future.

What a great man! Can't wait to meet him again in January.

The Icon

A straw bowler hat(!).

Jacket in blue herringbone, a blue striped shirt with soft cutaway collar, silk tie with a very visible twill weaving and his signature flower.

High-waisted grey trousers with wide turn ups, pink socks and the legendary red shoes (handmade in Austria).

Ei kommentteja: