Far & wide

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Rome, Florence, London, Paris, Tokyo (and Wales but that’s another story) – Sian and Daniel returned to Europe this January with kids in tow, and are excited to be extending rpm’s repertoire of labels with some of the finest threads they found.

From the hectic stalls of Pitti Uomo to hushed showrooms in Marais, the trip was a focused itinerary of sourcing and securing fabulous fashion for our dedicated customers.

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The results? Next season rpm men can look forward to snuggling up in Scottish made knitwear from Antwerp, trying some new embellishments to their style with handmade jewellery from New York, and both men and women can get their feet into the hottest sneaker brand around.

The sportswear trend is HUGE in Europe, and Daniel has the fitness as fashion bug in a big way. Expect luxe sportswear and new definitions of style as hoodies pair with tailoring and trainers go with everything. 

Coming very soon to rpm women we can’t wait to show you an exclusive range from a French jeweller whose passionate, holistic and tactile approach to precious metals and stones has fashion insiders and style leaders from Net-a-porter to Vogue UK buzzing.

Another coup to our accessories range will be some seriously swoon-worthy handmade leather goods from a boutique bag maker from Paris. If handbag envy is the only sin we commit this winter then so be it.

On the racks rpm women will have the chance to try some of the most coveted labels at the top of their game alongside smaller, emerging European designers.

It’s going to be a whole lot of fabulous!

Broken Beauty

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Like any investment, you want a good suit to work for it’s money, si?

Wearing a quality suit you look the part for serious business and formal events, but lately we’ve noticed the predominance of broken-up tailoring.

Broken what?  Taking the jacket from one suit and the pants from another. This is like merging investments, and produces a style which combines contrasting tones, fabrics and patterns in a way that looks expressive and sharp.

Which is why, in these final weeks of sale we’re happy to separate our suits – although at half price, you could buy 2 and get 4 potentially great looks for the price of 1. Follow?

Pulling it together is easier than it sounds – it just takes some confidence – so let us guide you:

1: Use darker and lighter hues of the same colour. Here blue on blue is anything but boring.

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Shop this style: rpm blue blazer, Gran Sasso knitted shirt, Reporter trousers, Henderson Baracco brogues, Lanvin tie.

2: Play with pinstripes. Patterns teamed with block colour works a treat as this guy proves. 

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Above: Haikure pinstripe pants, rpm suit jacket, Fred Perry wool cardigan, Paul Smith shirt, Tie from Lanvin, Henderson Baracco brogues

3: Bring neutrals to life with great accessories. Taupe tones with powder blue and navy are given extra dash with high shine brogues and a cool carry-all.

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Shop his style: AT.P.CO taupe jacket, Paul Smith shirt, Lanvin tie, chinos by Haikure, Henderson Baracco brogues, Nanamica bag, Pantherella socks.

4: Stay super tailored in luxe suit separates. Quality suiting is unmissable, in an over-all palette of blue this gent has nailed the business end of broken tailoring.

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Shop our look: Reporter Irish cotton jacket, rpm royal blue pants, Paul Smith shirt, Henderson Baracco loafers, socks by Pantherella, Lanvin tie

Images from He Spoke Style, Esquire and Pinterest.