Must Have: Polo Ralph Lauren Varsity Jumper

Polo Ralph Lauren is often considered the all-American label and AW15 sees the designer take things to the next level, thanks to a varsity inspired collection. 

When we headed to London in March to buy new season pieces from the designer, this chunky grey varsity knit was top of our list of must haves. Whilst we love that it suits the season’s trend so well, it is the simplicity of the style that appeals the most. Grey knits have become a wardrobe staple and the chunky ‘P’ motif keeps this one a step ahead of the rest. Another example of the preppy look that Polo Ralph Lauren do so well, the relaxed sweater will look as good with weekend comfy casuals as it will with a white shirt underneath and smart jeans on the bottom. 

Visit Robinsons today and shop the new season AW15 collection from one of the region’s leading stockists of Polo Ralph Lauren menswear.

AW15 Must Have: Armani Jeans Boucle Blazer

We’ve felt it once or twice, the chill in the air that tells us September is just around the corner, bringing with it a change in seasons and the need for another layer. We can’t say we mind though, when cover ups are as chic as the Armani Jeans Boucle Blazer. Made famous by Coco Chanel and reimagined countless times since, the boucle jacket is one of those style staples that see you through more occasions and seasons than you ever thought it could. 

This style from Armani Jeans caught our attention because of its more modern take on the trend. The blue and cream boucle is modernised perfectly with raw edges and those pyramid stud buttons. It is details like these that tell us this wear-forever jacket will work just as well with smart dresses as it will with denim shorts and distressed jeans. Wear with white denim or shorts while summer sticks around, before smartening up your darker denim come autumn. Thanks to black flecks running through the boucle, you can pair the crew-neck jacket with workwear too. 

Visit us Robinsons today to shop the full collection from the Armani Jeans AW15 collection.

Belstaff Ladies AW15: The Inspiration Behind the Collection

Here at Robinsons, we recently became one of just a handful of Official Belstaff Stockists in the Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire region. As the brand new AW15 collection hits our rails, we took a closer look at the inspiration behind the outfits, where it was a case of fashion taking flight in honour of Belstaff’s ‘first ladies’ Amelia Earhart and Amy Johnson. 

The influence of newly-enrolled designer Delphine Ninous was clear in her first collection for the brand, with pieces embodying the same relaxed ‘off-duty’ aesthetic we saw during her time with previous label, Isabel Marant. The utilitarian feel of the collection came courtesy of heavy boots, oversize pea coats and thick black leather. Masculine and feminine aspects worked together for new season Belstaff, with floaty chiffon and softest mohair worn with oversized parkas and waxed cotton jackets. 

Leather, rabbit fur and shearling were the fabrics of choice, with the heavy collared aviator jackets reflecting the sense of adventure shared by the collection’s muses, Earhart and Johnson. Functional fabrics keep the collection wearable for everyday – think waxed cotton, nylon and leather, in shades of black, grey and khaki. 

To shop the full AW15 collection from Belstaff Ladies, visit Robinsons today.