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Menswear

Spring 11

Barbour

The spring 11 collection from Barbour blends tradition and modernity with a variety of shirts in coloured checks and tailored trousers. Spring coats are light, tailored, have square shoulders and fall above the knee. Colours are bright and include primary yellow, red and blue. Washed- out T-shirts are paired with rolled chinos, slim cords or skinny jeans.

Next year also marks the 75th anniversary of Barbour’s motorcycle clothing, and the range will include limited-edition pieces made in fabrics such as Duralinen with metallic finishes and quilting.

Elvis Jesus

Escapism is key for spring 11 at Elvis Jesus, with inspiration coming from travels to faraway shores. Youthful casualwear combines contemporary silhouettes with a vintage finish. Washed-out neutrals and pastels create a dusty palette for the layered explorer look, with pistachio and dusty pink the major colours.

Dishevelled tailoring, laundered finishes, mismatching, customising, layered lightweight knits and jerseys, with ladders and grimy finishes for a more personalised look, help create a shabby chic meets grunge feel.

Key items include the boiler suit, harem pants and a lightweight cotton trench coat.

Alexander Boyd

Alexander Boyd serves up unstructured tailoring for spring 11, featuring archive pieces such as the detachable collar and pin-collar shirts.

The colour story comprises core shades of navy, white and sky blue while khaki, pink and pastel hues complete the palette. Outerwear includes a cotton Norfolk jacket, checked linen double-breasted jacket and a lightweight single-breasted raincoat with buckle details. A shawl-collared denim waistcoat with bespoke features, casual trousers and knitwear with interesting detailing enhance the look.

Heritage Blue label is a capsule collection from Alexander Boyd based on the wardrobe of 1950s British Formula One racing driver Mike Hawthorn. It offers key pieces such as a short racing jacket, three-quarter windbreaker, waxed utility jacket and a trench coat.

Hackett

Hackett’s spring 11 collection harks back to the sartorial Englishman abroad and is fused with contemporary cuts and modern design details. Warm-weather, lightweight suiting comes in wool, silk and linen blends but these are pure linen or cotton alternatives.

The colour palette comprisazaes pale neutrals such as antique cream, ivory and parchment contrasted with tan, bitter chocolate, khaki and accents of sky blue. Four-pocket safari jackets and chinos are updated in cut and style and sit alongside casual suiting in Prince of Wales check, houndstooth and gingham.

Timberland

Timberland continues to keep its focus on the outdoors for spring 11, with two collections: its mainline and its outdoor adventure line. The mainline references nautical styling including using the boat shoe as inspiration. It also features a scuba-diving graphic T-shirt and striped polo shirts. Coral, turquoise and navy dominate the palette and key pieces include a twill coat and canvas chinos.

Outdoor adventure looks to green technology using new fibre blends including some from recycled coffee granules and plastic bottles. Key pieces include a cycling jacket and cycling chinos with displaced seams. Meadow green and azure blue are highlight colours on grey and brown shades.

Henri-Lloyd

Quality and modernity are the watchwords for Henri-Lloyd’s spring 11 collection. The brand looks to its archives to recreate and reinvent its signature styles. There are two key trends for the season. The first references 1960s collegiate styles from English and US universities. The second draws inspiration from

Henri-Lloyd’s yachting heritage, with nautical styling on striped polo shirts and blazers in strong primary shades of red, blue and white. Crisp cottons, soft jersey and washed-out denims also feature.

A more formal look featuring tailored blazers uses pastel shades combined with soft, earthy tones such as timber, peat and beach.

Daniel Christian

Daniel Christian reworks classic styles for spring 11 with polo shirts the highlight. Defined collars are the major feature, ranging from shawl collars and buttoned-down necklines to contrast tones and prints including stripes and all-over jacquard prints. Black, white and red underpin the palette. Shirts have adjustable long sleeves and epaulette details for a military feel. Stripes are key, including subtle stripes with contrast micro-check collars.

In the casualwear capsule collection 13 Thirteen, embellishment graphic prints and fabric finishes work with inspiration from heavy metal music and tattoo culture.

Peak Performance

Peak Performance’s spring 11 range is inspired by Los Angeles and the Pacific ocean. Using natural fabrics, washed and vintage looks play an important role on shirting and casual trousers.

Ocean blues, purple shades and pinks dominate the colour palette, supported by yellow, crisp green and grey blues.

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