Admittedly, there’s not an awful lot I know about Turkey. An aunt regularly visits some sleepy seaside resort there, it boasts plenty of Byzantine architecture, it’s the place of production for many’s a Junk de Luxe piece and this blog (according to Analytics) isn’t exactly hot s**t over there. But, more importantly, I didn’t know it’s home to Istanbul-based brand Tween, a brand (offering both slick menswear and womenswear with a distinctly European rather than specifically-Turkish feel) that strives to bridge the gap between the mainstream mass and the purveyors of luxury.
And it’s pretty successful in its effort, it seems. Granted I’m not a fan of every piece comprising the AW09 collection but the appearance of a boxy leather waistcoat (thumbs down…) and a considerably dated-looking fire-engine-red bomber shouldn’t detract from some of the more innovative members of the family like the fallow-brown quilted leather bomber below (please visit the site, these pictures just don’t do the apparent textured wondrousness that is this jacket, justice)…
Or the charcoal contrast jacket with smokey grey lapels, epaulettes and flap-pockets. I’ve often said it of menswear and I’ll say it again, it’s all in the deets and here, they most definitely, are.
Oh and, wanted to ask…ever seen a funnel-neck jacket, waistcoat and bib-shirt all-in-one? Nor had I ’til now. Must be said, am all the happier for its existence, if only to lust after online…
Screen-caps from Tween
I am lusting after the charcoal contrast jacket…although a jacket as detail-heavy should be worn with simpler items of clothing to highlight its beauty.
Daniel: couldn't have put it better myself, I'd pair it with a brilliant white tee/vest, rolled-cuff shorts and some grey patent derbys if I had my way…/Male-Mode.com
this jackets are amazing! i love them… god bless the tweens.;)