Inspiration (4 of 10 in no particular order)

Next in my list is @cazjl who I have been following for awhile now on instagram. He has a way of combining casual and tailored clothing with great success. His outfits always look well put together but also stand out in a great way. For example, in the photo, he’s wearing a linen safari jacket but it’s obviously not in summer. It works because of the rest of his outfit - the burgundy cardigan, dark denim and chunky longwing shoes, all complement each other. This is just one example but looking through his instagram feed shows that this is not a one-off. There are many examples and you’ll have a great time going through them. He’s got a great eye for picking very interesting pieces and combining them in a way that’s coherent, balanced and interesting at the same time. On top of all that, he’s a really nice guy that’s always helpful.

I give him credit for turning me onto a lot of brands and pieces that I would not have considered before. Needless to say, he’s got a great eye. He wears some pretty high-end stuff but also throws Uniqlo and J Crew into the mix from time to time. You don’t have to wear exactly the same items that he does, to achieve a similar look. For example, in the photo above, you could swap out the safari jacket for a tan field coat or wear boots instead of the shoes. Assuming everything fits, if you keep the colours in the same ballpark and and wear somewhat similar pieces, I reckon it would be a pretty great outfit but it would be be YOUR take on it.

The watch is the 1st PAT-RN collaboration with Timex. They’ve taken a watch from the Timex Archive and made it their own. The strap is woven in Italy with indigo-dyed thread, among others. 

 Jacket - Man 1924

Cardigan - Uniqlo

Shirt - Kamakura

Jeans - Orslow 107 Ivy One Wash

Socks - Anonymous Ism

Shoes - Crockett and Jones Pembroke


1ST PAT-RN Pitti Uomo 90 preview.

Come to meet us at TOUCH! Arena Strozzi boot B19 from 14-17 June.

Introducing SS2017 “Los Alamos: the 40’s Scientists inspiration”.


1ST PAT-RN five pocket

Japanese natural dyed Indigo, blue selvedge, made in Italy, manufacturing by Imjit Manufactus, only 60 pcs. in the world.

The back pocket horn button, stitch by hand is inspired by a customization of Italian workers of 1960/70

Type 001 for men

Type 001W for women

Same Authentic Regular fit

Available only in very few selected shops from july 2016


1ST PAT-RN SS16 Pitti Preview

Having a chance to stop by 1st PAT-RN is always a pleasure during my walkabout around Pitti. The human aspect that the event presents, has allowed me to build strong relations with people I admire, to the point where they are no longer just the designers of that particular brand, but true friends as well. This is just the case with Cristiano, Silvia and Alessio the creative trio behind 1st PAT-RN. Our shared enthusiasm by the reshaping of vintage and Ivy garments and the military universe brought us together 3 years ago and hopefully, for years to come. 

The unique mix of inspirations on which the trio works is now highlighted by distinct lines: the timeless preppy inspired International Trad, the Italian and European Workwear and finally the military grade Fatigue Garments. This unlikely combination results in a merging of influences that seamlessly blend the boundaries between Ivy League and workwear, in a way that combines aesthetic with functionality. In fact, this practical nature of Ivy style where particular garments served different purposes or occasions, is remarkably portrayed in 1st PAT-RN’s approach to its creations. A striking example is their take on the traditional 2 button blazer made from a trademark knit twill, an interpretation that conveys the blazer as an everyday, go-to jacket.

For SS16, the brand established a series of ongoing models and lines, set to maintain a continuity throughout collections, with subtle changes to pattern, trimmings, color and fabrics. Regarding the latter, the “Hopsack di Maglia” is a debut, while the use of raw and over-dyed selvedge indigo denim makes a comeback. As usual, the color palette is limited to the authentic shades used in the original garments, presenting a carefully curated selection of navy, off-white, olive, beige and steel grey. Last but not least, the buttons are made from real horn, bone and corozo, with a special brass version produced in the same suppliers of the Italian navy. 

Ph: Beyond Fabric