Yes and no. The collection is what was to be expected, a conservative range of staples of – probably, I’ve not felt these up just yet – above high-street-average quality. But where were the subtle strokes of colour, the deep purples and smoulderlingly dark lavenders of Wintle’s eponymous AW09 collection? Or the exquisite and understated detailing of the eveningwear he presented – the contrast lapels etc…?
Still, there are definitely some worthwhile purchases in the cable roll-neck, the biker jacket and the self-stripe shirt, pictured below.
All available from Sept 17th
This lukewarm collab. hasn’t done anything in the way of stamping out my excitement for Wintle’s upcoming show, though. What with gentleman’s attire so simultaneously sophisticated and lighthearted to look forward to (see AW09 below), I’m counting the sleeps ’til the next season’s innovation is unveiled.