Much to our dismay, summer is winding down. That means that the brisk weather is right around the corner, and arrivals for fall/winter 2017 have started rolling in. As we always try to do, Uncle Otis is proud to bring Toronto a curated shopping experience to stay warm and stylish when the wind gets nippy out there.
First to claim your attention are the 1×1 slub offerings from wings + horns. The Vancouver based label is known for creating staple pieces with a contemporary twist. This season is no different. The slub t-shirts, long sleeves and henleys are recurring favourites of ours. Their simplicity, comfort and opportunity for layering makes them a must for the casual dresser. Wings + horns has put together their core line in a red tint dubbed “Oxblood.” The dark tone avoids the conflict that comes with wearing bright tops, and instead slots nicely into a tonal outfit.
The long sleeve oxblood henley works well here in a red and black themed outfit. The Fred Perry tonal tipped bomber provides a subdued utilitarian top layer and lets the colour of the henley do the talking. The bomber is part of Fred Perry’s Made in England line, where they revisit classic silhouettes from their archives, and reinvent them for the modern world. The slim profile works well with slim cut denim or chinos, like the wings + horns Westpoint chino seen on Donnell in this look. These chinos are as simple and classic as it can get. A very tapered leg through the knee to the ankle, made from a cotton twill that is dyed and woven in Japan.
To top this look off, a new arrival from English shoe master Grenson steals the show. The Andy boot in pull-up chestnut works beautifully with many outfits, with a shape pulled from their history is revamped. Grenson believes a well worn in boot carries much more character than ones fresh from the box. Therefore these are comprised from pull up leather, meaning the skin has been stretched during the tanning process allowing waxing oils to disperse thinner. This speeds up the maturing process.