Combine the timeless, insouciant cool of Steve McQueen with the voluptuous, carefree imagery of Slim Aarons, the mad journeys of Jack Kerouac and the iridescent lights of Paris at night, and what do you get? Besides some pretty stunning imagery, you’ll find the inspiration for M.J. Bale’s Spring 2016 collection ‘Way of the Well-Dressed Gentleman.’
Reworked sartorial classics meet new, bold and brazen statement pieces for M.J. Bale Spring 2016. As far as outerwear goes, a new heritage-leaning leather biker, Italian denim bomber and Harrington-style blouson are the brand’s latest innovations, while classic statement jackets are deconstructed in palm print, windowpane, textured denim or Regatta-style stripe for the more adventurous.
Lightweight Merino wool single-breasted suits still form the core of M.J. Bale’s Spring 2016 collection, but the addition of wider lapels, softer shoulders and power suit prints keep it fresh for the new season.
The collection features suiting in 50 shades of blue – from navy to sapphire, inky blue, denim and marine, as well as traditional grey, charcoal and even a Gatsby-esque white linen number for the truly classy gent. However, a warm, chalky and washed-out colour palette is really what stands out for M.J. Bale this season. Inspired by the City of Lights, the M.J. Bale design team opted for a white base overlaid with pop of colour.
“We’re continuing to expand our range and are pleased to offer new heritage-inspired casualwear jackets and blousons on this collection,” says M.J. Bale Founder and CEO, Matt Jensen. “We’ve also added some tailoring mojo to our core suiting range, evolving the silhouette and sartorial details in line with global trends. Hopefully there’s enough strut and confidence in the collection to please both the free-spirited maverick and conservative classicist.”