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The Edit: Off The Cuff

Posted on June 20, 2016 by Realm & Empire

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Off The Cuff is a London based style blog run by a mixture of fashion writers, buyers, stylists all all-round nice guys working in the menswear industry. This week, it's our pleasure to introduce the Off The Cuff Collection Edit, their take on the finest pieces from our SS16 range...

"British heritage is something we really value over here at OTC. R&E create their collections through real British history courtesy of the IWM and do it incredibly well. The way historical importance is creatively interpreted by their team into contemporary, stylish menswear collections is inspiring. Here are my favourite picks from the SS16 Ridin’ the Storm collection..." - 

1. Montgomery Blazer in Stone

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When we covered R&E’s SS16 range this was the very first piece that caught my eye so I thought it was only right to open with this wonderful blazer. The unstructured blazer offers incredible versatility when choosing an outfit and is a wardrobe essential for the modern man. This blazer was inspired by General Montgomery who was one of Britain’s most successful military commanders. In 1942 he led the Eighth Army to victory at the Second Battle of Alamein, which changed the tide in the North African Campaign. [View]

2. Combat Jacket in Camo

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Paired with... 

A13 Utility Waistcoat in Camo

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Over here at OTC we’re not scared of statement pieces; which is why I love the camouflage range on offer for R&E SS16. One of my personal style icons is Nick Wooster ‘The Woost’. R&E’s combat overshirt together with the utility waistcoat are perfect pieces to replicate some of Wooster’s looks.  Combine with a simple shirt and some shorts and you’ve got a striking look for the warmer seasons. [View]

3. Long Sleeved Patched Shirt in Litchen

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Earthy tones are dominating this season and the long sleeved patched shirt offers a great way to dress up or dress down your look depending on the occasion. The stylised button placket and shaped front hemline is cleverly designed to be worn tucked in or out; the shirt lends itself well to casual or smarter looks. [View]

4. Short Sleeve Archive Shirt in Stone

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It’s summer, so we’re going to have to trim those sleeves for the warmer days; the short sleeve archive shirt in stone is a great way to embrace the spring/ summer months. The desert stone hue together with the additional stitched ‘ghost’ pocket offers a subtle nod to the iconic WW2 Ghost Patrol and for me encompasses the collection’s overall feel perfectly. [View]

5. Cotton Twill Combat Shorts in Navy

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Inspired by a pair of khaki serge trousers found in the IWM archive these shorts are a great stylish piece for the hotter summer evenings. Made from soft cotton chino twill, the combat shorts offer simple tailoring with an undeniably modern twist – top quality ‘go to’ pair of shorts for your summer wardrobe. [View]

6. Ghost Patrol Zip Thru Jacket in Navy / Stone

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Let’s be realistic, this is Britain, it’s never going to be wall to wall sunshine throughout the summer season. The Ghost patrol Jacket caught my eye with its contrasting green shades and provides an ideal layering option in case the temperature drops. Keep a lookout for delicate stitch details and beautifully constructed utility pockets and even a handy department for your pen. As the Ghost Patrol's motto goes: ‘not by strength by guile’. [View]

Big thanks to all involved at Off The Cuff for your selections!

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