Tired of the American outdoor or English dandy look? Take a stroll on the Oriental side with Shanghai Tang, the first luxury brand from China with a mission to revitalize Chinese sartorial heritage by combining Shanghainese tailoring traditions (think English Savile Row bespoke, but Chinese) with innovative modern shapes that are easily wearable in the urban landscape today. The label not only retains Chinese tailoring sensibility, it also sources the most opulent fabrics such as Chinese silk and Mongolian cashmere for its pieces. Aside from ready to wear, Shanghai Tang offers bespoke services through its Imperial Tailoring department to ensure that all pieces are crafted to perfection in all sartorial aspects.
This season, Shanghai Tang injects traditional menswear pieces with Chinese influence dressing items such as critter khaki shorts with Chinese symbols in replacement of the usual turtles or frogs. The polo shirt is emblazoned with the traditional Chinese character for double happiness and remade with a small standing collar typical of Changshan. Vice versa, the traditional Chinese jacket has been reworked with a blazer twist, spotting in pinstripes, khaki and denim but adorned with a bright floral lining.
The collection is now available at Shanghai Tang boutiques and online, check out the label and do grab a fresh jacket in a new silhouette to mix up the wardrobe and give your M65 or bombers a quick rest.