Smart Turnout is the brainchild of Founder Philip Turner, who, after spending a decade serving in the Scots Guards, was invited to ride in the Grand Military at Sandown Race Course. After designing his own racing colours he found many of his serving friends so impressed and inspired by his colour choices that he began producing jumpers in his regimental colours for them to wear. This led to the birth of Smart Turnout, a quintessentially British brand in every sense, with a focus on bringing the colours of the military alive in a fashion focused market. From its beginnings in knitwear and apparel Smart Turnout is now widely regarded as the go to watches and accessories brand for gentleman around the globe.
In classic Smart Turnout style our Christmas edit is derived from the military and has taken key inspiration from the rich and striking colours of British regiments and preppy Ivy League institutions with a nod to warm tones for the winter months.
We have carefully selected these pieces as a capsule collection to suit our customers buying needs, with gifts tailored to suit everybody in your life, be it father, boyfriend, grandfather or Mother. The price point of the collection ranges from a pocket friendly $79 for our sock gift set, which includes 3 pairs, up to a more generous $409 for the Swiss made Classic Watch for those who want a timeless item for a loved one, or themselves.
The collection was designed to create a space where premium craftsmanship and design meets functionality. Our bags are made from the finest leather, whilst our socks provide a sense of individuality and if it’s British fashion you’re looking for our Cricket Sweaters are lovingly made here in the UK from 100% pure wool. We want our customers to feel unique and fashion forward when wearing these pieces as well as being able to wear accessories filled with British heritage and character.
This season Novesta has upped their game, producing a range of minimalist color-ways from Burel wool, an artisanal Portuguese felt fabric known for its water resistance and durability. Burel is a premium textile manufacturer based in the mountainous Serra da Estrela region of Portugal, an area known for its felt making knowledge that has been passed down for generations.
The shoes have been produced using Novesta’s environmentally friendly manufacturing process. Novesta uses heat and pressure to bind the felt uppers to the rubber sole, avoiding the use of toxic glues and chemicals, so not only do they look great on your feet but they are also friendly to the planet.
This season’s offerings are available in 8 colours: mahogany, army green, dark grey, light grey, white pearl, dark green, avocado and sarrubeco. Outsoles are also represented in several earthy shades to underline the fall-winter feel.
The shoes are available online at: http://www.gonovesta.com
Bata Heritage releases AW17 Footwear collection in their 3 key styles, Bullet, Tennis and Hot Shots.
Bata Heritage’s Bullet Shoes, famously worn by basketballer Magic Johnson, offer a range of rich autumnal colours such a burgundy, khaki, dark blues, mustard, orange, greys and black. Also available in leather as well as the classic canvas and rubber combination.
The AW17 classic Tennis style trainer, originally from India is also available in a range of colours for winter. The star of the AW17 Collection is the relaunch of Bata’s Hot Shot’s, a favourite of Rock legend Kurt Cobain, in khaki, navy and blue with contrasting logos.
Hype has re-written their own rule book with their AW17 Monochrome collection.
While exploring cut and sew fabrics on a grander scale through things such as badges, they have slowed down on all over print in the collection and explored the use of graphics in a new and exciting way, with a big focus on text.