The SS15 Tenkey collection is marked with the phrase “New Traditional”. It seems that Tenkey has fallen ‘victim’ to the temptation of summer…that need to wear shorts, t-shirts, summer shoes, even tank tops. Don’t we all fall suspect to this every year when June rolls around? I know in the midst of a long hard winter, I dream of those light summer days where I can lose the heavy wear and sport something a little lighter.
Enter “New Traditional” from Tenkey. A classic look adapted to let in that summer temptation of wearing casual and lighter clothes. A dark black suit! Never! Your “New Traditional” look would include some cuffed yet tailored shorts, a crisp white shirt and a straw hat. Let’s ring in the summer boys!
The collection take inspiration from the movie The Talented Mr. Riley, where Dickie (Jude Law) wears almost excessive amounts of linen, light polos, brightly colored shorts, straw hats and even espadrilles. A very Mediterranean look, easy to emulate here in Spain as Madrid is just a few hours drive from the Mediterranean cost.
The small neck scarves, hats, straw belts and espadrille shoes are all touches added on, giving life to many looks featuring cuffed colored shorts and tops. Men who wear Tenkey are also not afraid to wear pink, as many of the models sported pink shorts. Let’s not forget the light summer jackets in several silhouettes, a bomber look, a more refined trench and a funky zip up.
Tenkey is an ode to summer, and proves that you can still dress eloquently even though the weather has turned hot. Lightening up doesn’t mean giving up looking dapper!
Posted by Lori Zaino and photos by Paloma Canseco.