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Esemplare Spring/Summer 2012 pieces

March 9, 2012

Italian label Esemplare are now into their third season of being available in the UK. With a look that’s similar in style to CP Company (no doubt due to the involvement of Alessandro Pungetti), they’ve also been gaining more stockists over here of late and as I quite like the look of much of their outerwear, I thought I’d feature a few items from their Spring/Summer 2012 collection here.

The brand itself, Esemplare N° 61 is inspired by the desire to forge a new road in fashion and the sense of freedom that comes from travelling. The label considers itself “devoted to those who, day after day, travel countless roads physically and mentally, but always in utter freedom” and within this the label has developed clothing which explores our changing times, whilst merging hand-craftsmanship with technology and aesthetics with function.

The label’s focus is on the production of simple, sophisticated garments using choice materials with an exquisite finish. They have been working with renowned fabric house, Botto Poala who pride themselves on spinning some of the world’s best yarns and this attention to research, development and innovation is at the heart of the label as it strives to make perfect technical clothing.

Above is just a small sample of what’s on offer for this season. First up is the ‘Claxon’, knit in a 3 gauge 60/40 Lino wool and cotton mix. The combination of high quality yarn makes the garment soft and warm and the shawl collar with the rubberized detail stripe across the neck is a nice touch. I think it gives the garment a nautical feel and that’s something I rather like.

My favourite piece is undoubtedly the Gee field jacket. It’s their take on the M-65 and faithfully keeps many of the classic details you’d find on the original field jackets. It comes in garment dyed and coated twill, complete with reinforced buttons, fully sealed seams, fold down collar and even the taped down hand protectors. This jackets perfectly displays off the lengths Esemplare go to to re-invigorate classic pieces and is a cracker.

The black ‘Raeburn’ is also an interesting jacket and features a patented, water resistant and light-weight polymide throughout – the perfect example of the technical fabrication that goes into many of this label’s garments. Other features include reinforced webbing on the main seams and an over-dyed and resin sealed wash which gives the jackets its unique look.

The technical fabrication continues with the ‘Salvia’, which is based on a classic flying jacket. It’s made from a patented fabric of Esemplare’s own design which is made using the same weave that’s used in the manufacture of parachutes. This style is reversible and has a detachable liner – just in case you get your outer jacket caught while falling out of a plane, which is something I worry about often…

If you like what you see here, the above pieces are available from The Mandon Store here. If you’d like more information on the brand, go to the website here: Esemplare.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Smartypants123 permalink
    March 10, 2012 5:29 pm

    I’m still on the fence with this lot. Not that I think it’s bad clobber, just I’m not sure if it’s got it’s own thing going yet.

  2. Rob permalink
    March 10, 2012 7:19 pm

    The Gee field jacket is one nice jacket.

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