Watches and clothes have a symbiotic relationship; like a belt, a timepiece can either break or build your look. Since men have limited options when it comes to jewelry, a watch is a singular expression of a guy’s personal style; wear the right one and it will finish your outfit adroitly.
Garrison Bespoke, Toronto’s foremost sartorial specialists, know this better than most. So, they’ve created an overcoat and sports jacket inspired by one of the most covetable timepieces on the market, Panerai’s Radiomir Verde. Recently unveiled at Sharp’s Scotches, Watches, and Swatches event, the collab sees Garrison take the monochromatic, green-dial Radiomir and transform it into a couple wearable wardrobe staples.
Green — associated with protection, camouflage, and modern versatility — makes perfect sense as the feature colour; it’s the shade of the season, after all. It’s also a nod to Panerai’s early roots with the Italian military. The cloth on the blazer, inspired by an old-meets-new mentality, has a vintage feel but consists of modernized tweed done in silk and wool.
The overcoat, meanwhile, was crafted using Alpaca and silk. Both cloths pull inspiration from vintage classics of the ’40s but boast enough contemporary tweaks to appeal to the 2019 consumer.
Horology and high fashion have never looked better together.