PRINGLE OF SCOTLAND. AW14.

For autumn/winter 14, Pringle of Scotland return with a collection that is ever-true to the brand. Despite the inclusion of cable knits and tweed, heritage is a quiet undertone. The colour palette remains traditional with merlot reds, navy, royal blue, black and off-white whilst the cuts are stylishly understated; the odd buckle or pattern sneaks its way in but nothing more.

One staple across all of the looks is the exaggerated high neckline, in most cases coming all the way up to the chin. This also draws your attention to the use of layering; high necked tops underneath thick-knit jumpers, underneath coats. A black scarf is the only accessory presented, in-keeping with the collection’s sense of practicality and necessity. The Pringle man is a no-nonsense type.

It would be easy to overlook the footwear. Brogues and loafers? I don’t think so. Pringle finish the looks with an anything-but-obvious choice of chunky polished lace-ups with red or blue rounded toes. It’s little flecks of creativity like this that show Pringle of Scotland’s excellent understanding of British heritage menswear in the modern setting.

Written by Francesca Bassenger. Images courtesy of Pringle of Scotland.