Masters of understated, easy menswear with a thorough approach to detail, London’s Percival take us on a journey of the Silk Road for Spring Summer 16.
As always, the choice of shirt is outstanding, covering casual, formal, modest and loud in one foul swoop, making Summer shopping pretty straight forward, with styles and collars of varying formality to keep you right from weddings through to weekends away.
Summer-ready and vibrant colours such as red, orange and indigo set us up for Summer away as well as at home, because the last thing you want is to feel too Miami Vice every time you need to pop out for some milk. Something that so many British brands get very right, Percival deliver a tasty range of weather-ready outerwear because UK Summertime involves keeping one eye on those grey clouds. From cropped Macs that go ace with shorts through to Chambray Bombers and super comfy looking Coach Jackets, outerwear continues to be a standout of Percival’s offering.
The real star of this collection, however, has to be the Ottoman Work Suit. Coming in an all-over Kilim pattern made up of varying shades of Indigo and Burnt Red, it’s very delicately executed, finished simply with a button fastened top pocket to make things feel really laidback and almost like an Overshirt. With both Trousers and Shorts available in the same vivid Kilim pattern, worn collectively in the lookbook as a suit it never feels too much, which is quite something considering what’s going on.
Playful, contemporary stuff from a brand quickly feeling less and less of the youngsters amongst today’s fold of British Menswear brands, Percival execute a super solid collection for Spring Summer 16 you should be pretty excited about.