When it comes to menswear, I love clothes that are timeless, stylish and speak of heritage and history. If they happen to be a British Heritage brand too, then even better. Infinities is a company that has prided itself on offering the sort of high quality designer menswear brands that I admire most, and they have been doing this for more than 25 years, starting with an initial store based in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, and growing to become a nationwide concern. Stocking brands like Paul Smith, Ralph Lauren, Armani Jeans, Adidas and Lyle and Scott, Infinities offers everything from casual daywear to formal tailoring.
I was recently asked if Pete would be interested in reviewing some pieces from the current range, and he chose two items from ranges that can only be described as the best of British, Barbour and PS by Paul Smith. Pete has a classic mod style, he loves Levi’s jeans, polo shirts and Harrington style jackets, but he has been talking about getting a Barbour jacket for some time, loving both the style and the practicality of the designs. He chose the Liddesdale jacket in navy, a design that was launched in the early 1990s and has since become a classic. The second item chose was another classic design, a PS by Paul Smith tipped polo navy shirt.
The Barbour Liddesdale Jacket
The Barbour Liddesdale jacket is described as having both ‘urban and rural appeal’, and I would totally agree with this, being suitable to wear over a suit for work on cold and wet days, and also looking fabulous for the weekend. The jacket has that classic quilted diamond Barbour look, with a corduroy collar and large front pockets. The jacket has press studs fastenings and a single press stud close for the back flap. The jacket has a semi-fitted style and is true to size – Pete wears a size large, and could probably have sized down, but wanted the jacket to feel comfortable when worn over thick jumpers.
The overall look is stylish, timeless and is just so versatile. Pete will be able to wear this on so many occasions, from nights out to days on the football touchlines.
PS by Paul Smith Tipped Polo Shirt
The PS by Paul Smith polo shirt is a stretch top in regular fit style. The deep navy shade is a nice alternative to black, and the design features the contrast tipping on the collar that gives it a smart look. For those who prefer their designer labels to be classy rather than ostentatious, the PS logo is very small on the chest area, perfect for those who want their clothes, rather than their labels, to do the talking. Pete wears a size medium in this top and it is true to size, looking great when teamed with Levi jeans and Kurt Geiger Brogues.
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