Hartford Spring/Summer 2014
I don’t know what it is, but the spring/summer season always leaves me wanting to remove all patterns from my wardrobe. I tend to wear almost exclusive solids, with the exception of some stripes in my warm weather kits. Maybe it’s the way the sun illuminates a solid fabric, the lack of layers, the way that the simplicity echoes the relaxed lifestyle, or the fact that I’m just delusional. Whatever it may be, I always gravitate toward solids when it comes to my spring/summer kits. The warmer the weather, the fewer the number of pieces I’m wearing at once, and I think that solids give the most striking visual effect in that manner.
I’m also a huge fan of linen, wearing it at basically any point I can. The French dudes over at Hartford apparently like linen too, and it has a huge presence in their current collection. I’ve been a fan of Hartford for a few years now, but their most recent collection fits perfectly with the way I like to wear my clothes in the warmer months, a beautiful collection of solids with a large number of linen appearances.
These two pieces above, a garment dyed linen shirt and drawstring linen pants, are particular favorites. If you guys have followed this blog for a while, you also know that navy and olive is one of my favorite color combinations. I’d very much like to have both of these pieces in my wardrobe, but that kind of money isn’t in the cards right now. However, I did just snag a white pair of the above pants that was on 50% sale at Mr. Porter right now, so that was clutch. I’ve been very into the drawstring trousers lately, and I couldn’t pass these up. I’ll let you guys know how they are.
Images via Mr. Porter.