Classic elegance beyond Savile Row: LOWET Blizen SS2013

Posted on March 3, 2013

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Lowet Blizen Spring Summer 2013 menswear collection- classic checks feature heavily as per this season's trends.

Lowet Blizen Spring Summer 2013 menswear collection- classic checks feature heavily as per this season’s trends.

There have been a couple of classically styled menswear outfitters coming up within the last 5 years- all beyond Savile Row. I see that as more a reflection of the Row’s revival and the return of the well dressed man- these two events have led to the rise of reinterpreted classic men’s suit haberdashers like Ovadia & Sons, Rose & Born and now LOWET Blizen.

Lowet Blizen Spring Summer 2013

That said, Lowet carries their own house label shirts- Emanuel Berg for Lowet and unlike Ovadia and Rose- they have no suits to call their own. Instead, they depend on stalwart names like Canali, Ralph Lauren, Scabal and Sartoria as the thrust of their ready-to-wear designer suit collection- offering made to measure suits in store as well.

Lowet's selection of men's jackets feature natural roll lapels which give the coats a bit more life. The contrast buttons in blue are a nice standout detail on the blazer.

Lowet’s selection of men’s jackets feature natural roll lapels which give the coats a bit more life. The contrast buttons in blue are a nice standout detail on the blazer.

Their menswear Spring Summer 2013 collection is extremely classic and when I say reinterpreted, it’s shorthand code for “shorter blazers”. The fortunate thing is that Lowet hasn’t gone full Thom Browne while the jacket drop doesn’t exactly cover your bum fully, it still retains respectable cut and length. From some of the images provided, it looks like their men’s jackets have quite a bit of natural roll- that is to say that when the top button is not fastened, the lapel rolls and lengthens towards your natural waist line- I take that to mean that the jacket is not heavily canvased.

Either way, the coats have been portrayed in the campaign images as suit separates rather than full suits so it’s a little hard to make an estimation of the trousers but I would have to say that this Dutch haberdasher falls somewhere between strict English and relaxed Neapolitan cut (which is how it should be)- after all there is a saying, “The Italians do English better than the English” (ahem, Canali) and now it looks like the Dutch are joining the men’s classic suit fray. Expect to see more their looks in the future. [Visit Lowet]

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