Featuring Myths, Alex Mill, and Portuguese Flannel
Warm weather always has us feeling a little extra casual. Thoughts of patio beers and BBQs float through our heads, and we start turning to more laid back styles. Laid back shouldn’t mean sloppy though, and that’s where choosing the right casual pieces becomes crucial.
There are some brands we know we can always turn to make us look fresh, no matter how casual we’re feeling. Here are a few of our favourites.
We can hardly keep these shirts on the shelves. Not only does Portuguese Flannel produce amazing quality flannel shirts, they also create some of the best linen and cotton sport shirts we’ve seen. They fit great, they’re lightweight yet sturdy, and they are rich in colour.
The passion this team has for what they do comes across in everything they produce. The folks behind Portuguese Flannel come from generations of textile makers, inspired by those who live both on the coast and in the mountains of Portugal.
Portuguese tradition is ingrained in everything they do, combining incredible fabrics with master craftsmanship. We also love that they are committed to sustainability, using organic fabrics, reducing their water usage, and going plastic free.
Eschewing trends for a timeless look, Portuguese Flannel manages to produce sport shirts that are not only classically stylish, but also modern in their prints, cuts, and details. They are striking enough to be worn on their own, but they also make excellent layering pieces.
Founded in 2012, Alex Mill had a goal to produce the perfect shirt. Uncomplicated and timeless, but still one of a kind. They masterfully blend simple designs with top quality fabrics and manufacturing techniques to create knitwear that will never go out of style.
Their shirts get softer with each wash and wear, developing character thanks to their custom weaves and knits used for each piece they produce. They use a garment dyeing technique, which creates a slightly vintage look without sacrificing the durability of the shirt.
Their sweaters and t-shirts are impossibly soft and brilliantly designed, so you can just throw them on without overthinking it. Their spring/summer 2019 crew necks are surprisingly lightweight, so it is easy to layer them under outerwear or overtop of a sport shirt for a contemporary casual look.
Myths has been around since 2010, founded in Italy’s Emilia Romagna region. This is another brand whose passion for their craft is self evident. No detail is overlooked, from the fabric to the stitching to the horn buttons.
Their Italian-crafted trousers perfectly straddle the line between dressy and casual, thanks to the garment dyeing process they use. It gives the trousers a washed, vintage look that is inherently relaxed.
Truly, these trousers are a no-brainer. They always look good, they can be worn with just about anything, and they’re so lightweight they can be worn on even the warmest days.
If you’re headed to the beach, they also offer a range of shorts in the same high quality fabrics and contemporary designs.
Remember, the real secret to pulling off casual looks is a quality and fit. Start with great basics, and your look will naturally come together.