At Aloft we have a great selection of beautiful, well made, timeless pieces for Men as well as woman. Here are a few of our top tips for creating the perfect wardrobe for our men who love to enjoy the coast out look for a wardrobe that will take them through all the adventures life throws at them.
Fit is everything
You could invest in a luxury suit made from the world’s finest cloth but if it doesn’t fit it will not look good. When you shop, don’t just assume that you are a single size across the board. The cut and fit of each brand is unique, so make an effort to try a size up or down if you’re unsure. At Aloft we stock a number of European brands from Holebrook (Swedish and cut for vikings) to Hartford (French, with a slimmer fit). Our team will always advise you as to what size to try and can help you with what looks good. Get it right and you won’t just be doing yourself a favour – ill-fitting clothes are a waste of the world’s resources as well as your own time and money. If you're shopping on our website there is a handy messaging tool you an ask questions on, or just give us a call in the shop to discuss anything if you have questions.
Focus on quality
Forget fast fashion, you should be buying the best quality that your budget allows. Prioritise garments that look good, are made well and minimise damage to the planet. Our shirts may not be the cheapest on the high street but they will carry you through many seasons.
Check out our ranges from Hartford. The Autumn Winter soft flannel shirts are a joy to wear, in plains and checks that will compliment existing pieces in your wardrobe. In summer Pinkhouse Mustique offers beautiful high end linens with colours and styling that reflect the quality. They will elevate any outfit.
Trends and fashions come and go. We’re not saying don’t get involved, but focus on nailing the basics and building a versatile capsule wardrobe that doesn’t date. At Aloft we love knitwear. Our ranges focus on classic styles that will never date made with quality yarns to create timeless, functional pieces. Check out our ranges from Holebrook and Ecoalf.
Update your Accessories
When you have your classic pieces right in your wardrobe it is very easy to give your look a contemporary twist with a well chosen accessory. The fresh style of our new favourite beanie from our favourite eco-friendly brand Colourful Standard will keep you looking up to date. Made from 100% recycled Extra-Fine Merino Wool, the beanie is effortlessly cool and comfy. Similarly, updating your backpack every couple of seasons will bring a contemporary look whether you are commenting with your laptop or off to the beach. We take our bags with us everyday so pound per wear this is a cost effective way of updating your look. Look at our offer from B corp Ecoalf or European adventure brand YKRA.
Show your personality
We know many of our customers enjoy having a few pieces that are definitely for down time and that reflect their personality away from the office. Our own Aloft shirts our made from a super soft, fine and lightweight cotton poplin. Hand-printed using traditional block printing techniques in a small, family owned factory in India. The playful designs and bright colours matched with a casual fitting shirt that is easy to wear and will suit everyone who is ready to step away from the pin stripe.
So pop in and see us. We can help you find the perfect pieces for your coastal lifestyle that will also work for your more urban adventures.
The Aloft Team