Saturday, October 20, 2012

Season Favourite: Burberry Man F/W 12/13

'The Gentlemen'

The contrast of slim sartorial tailoring to oversize jackets & trench coats dominates the collection.
Details are hand applied velvet top collars, contrast equestrian cord collars, bound bordered undercollars, oversize gold metal luggage zips with leather pullers, adjustable equestrian waist belts, horn buttons, engineered sartorial quilt linings, woodland beaded owl intarsia and beaded appliqué fox heads.
The materials are heritage cotton gabardine, herringbone wool, worsted micro tweed wool, worsted canvas wool, textured tumbled wool, spongehand exploded Prince of Wales wool, compact wool cashmere, thorn proof herringbone wool and silk cashmere tweed felt jacquards.

As well as corduroys, compact cotton velvet, polka dot fine cotton poplins, sartorial stripe cotton poplins, paper hand wax cottons, blanket quilted wax cottons, bonded nappa and down-filled plongé nappa.


The Burberry umbrella is the gentleman`s accessory of choice this season: English resin animal head handle college stripe umbrellas, leather-bound studded handle solid colour umbrellas, gold finish animal head handle umbrellas, wood animal handle geometric stripe umbrellas, hand-painted duck-, owl-, & hound handle umbrellas. 
Other accessories are suede geometric patchwork document cases, studded textured leather document cases, suede geometric patchwork holdalls, studded leather gloves, knitted cashmere ribbed suede gloves, flat caps in textured tweed, bridle leather peaked corduroy and herringbone tweed, college stripe cashmere scarves, geometric Fair Isle cashmere scarves and sartorial polka dot neck ties.


Colours range from smoky beige, khaki, dark marigold, burgundy, plum, oxblood, dark hyacinth, royal purple, turmeric, gingerwood, Ceylon brown, walnut brown, chocolate, canvas blue, regency blue, ink, teal blue, indigo green, dark green, lime grey, grey mélange to black and white.


Runway Music
The Pan Within – The Waterboys
Every Little Bit Hurts – The Jam
Paris In The Rain – The Waterboys
Nessun Dorma – Turandot – Jeff Beck


a999 Burberry Prorsum AW12 Menswear Show Finale
© Burberry
What a beautiful, contemporary version of the british gentleman! Loving it!

How do you like the collection?


  1. I like how they combine classical elegance with modern cuts, colours and patterns. I'm not fond of the animal heads on the shirts and sweaters, but the suits and coats are great, typically Burberry. :)

  2. The "Gentlemen" look is fab. :) Such good-looking men too. :)


  3. Love the Gentleman look! Don't know if I would want my man to look so polished.

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