Established as one of the most charismatic Spanish brands of recent years, MAN 1924 has been continuously presenting a very personal take on relaxed tailoring. The family-run label from Bilbao places a heavy emphasis on high-end materials and natural fibres to materialize its unique interpretation of contemporary elegance - one that embodies several cultural elements of its Spanish heritage.
Whereas we’re faced with relaxed linen saharianas or more polished tailored sports jackets, there an underlying relaxed coolness behind each and every garment on its collections. This very same coolness is blatantly visible on the superb style of Carlos Castillo and Jorge Navares (the male duo behind the brand), which easily transitions from suited attires to carefully curated combinations of chinos, shirts and casual jackets.
Its SS17 collection explores new unstructured jacket designs, made from luxurious lightweight “tinto in capo” cotton and linen blends (such as the green version on the first picture). Vests are also at the core of the collection, allowing for interesting layering even during Summer, whereas on the more tailored end of the spectrum three-button-two jackets shine in beautiful plaid and herringbone versions.
I want a Parse who’s 35, right, but already positioning himself as the Cranky Gay Sports Grampa, like some unholy mix of Ellen Degeneres and Don Cherry. He will say what he wants to fucking say and if you have a problem with it he’ll punch you with all of his Stanley Cup rings on, then pick his martini back up. He’s a fairy godfather to rising athletes who can’t afford their sport, and does intensely detailed recaps of the Kittenbowl.