A casual outfit for an autumn weekend.

I bought this leather jacket fairly recently, but I’ve been looking for a one like this for quite some time. Simple, hip-lenght, slim. Seems like a thing you can wear with a jumper or a shirt, jeans or gray flannels. This time in a completely casual outfit, with a chunky roll-neck jumper and washed jeans – I think it works really well.

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The jeans are a second pair of Levi’s 501 CTs I own. This cut has quickly become my favourite, with higher waist and roomier thighs, but tapered below the knee. The washed fabric makes them softer than my other, unwashed navy ones, and thus a little more comfortable, as well as a little more casual. Perfect for a weekend outfit you put on and forget about.

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I’m really fond of this jumper. A warm cable-knit roll-neck in light gray alpaca was hand-knitted for me about a year and a half ago by Anna Stasiak. I’ve been wearing it a lot, both in completely casual outfits, as well as under a flannel or tweed jacket.

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The boots have been with me for about three years now. Their rather massive last and thick rubber sole make them a very informal option, but they’re comfortable. I’ve had some minor problems with stitching on the wings in the areas that fold a lot when walking, but I’ve always managed to get it fixed by a cobbler down the street for a cost comparable to a shot of espresso.

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I like the colours here: light blue, brown, gray. I also enjoy the fact all those things are of at least decent quality – I’m hoping to wear the same outfit in the first days of autumn a year or three from now. Step by step, I’m replacing the cheaper and expendable things in my wardrobe with sturdier ones, even if they’re just basic, casual clothes I wear without paying much attention to them.

Leather jacket – Massimo Dutti // Jeans – Levi’s 501 CT // Boots – Partenope.pl // Roll-neck – hand knitted by Anna Stasiak

Photos: Robert Purwin (Mr. Faceless)

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