“I was flattered when Jigsaw Menswear asked me to be a part of the latest issue of their magazine. It gave me a chance to work with a brand that I respected for years, and it was so rewarding to meet the people behind the brand on a personal level. Over a coffee I finally put faces to names, and chatted about Jigsaw’s SS15 collection, its influences and its nod to performance and technical fabrics.
In 2015 my blog, Buckets & Spades, turns seven years old, and what better way to celebrate such a milestone than to work with a brand with such a loyal following and strong aesthetic. Jigsaw really recognises the importance of British style, classic design and modern tailoring. For the feature I was asked to pick out a few of my favourite pieces from Jigsaw’s SS15 collection, and style four looks to my own personal taste.
I was pleased to find a bunch of lighter fabrics and styles in the collection – soft linens, washed cottons, lightweight chinos, unstructured jackets, perforated knitwear and jersey shorts were all things that instantly jumped out at me. My favourite piece in the collection is the Garment Dye Cotton Jacket, which I choose to feature in all four outfits; for me it’s one of the most versatile items you can have through the warmer months. Personally I’ve never been one to wear a t-shirt on its own, even when it’s hot, so a jacket like this works as the perfect layering piece, which will take you through both day and night.”