Casual Friday: Low Key Lake Days

RD Casual Friday Low Key Lake Days

As summer winds down layers are key.

  1. Hoodie – Gucci
  2. Tee Shirt – OAMC
  3. Swim Shorts – Missoni
  4. Slides – Givenchy
  5. Sunnies – Quay

Gucci | Hoodie


  • Red loopback cotton-jersey
  • Drawstring hood, black embroidery, ribbed trims
  • 100% cotton
  • Dry clean
  • Designer colour: Live Red
  • Made in Italy

Style Notes:

The overall theme of this hoodie is good luck. This piece comes from the Gucci 2017 Fall collection which is heavily inspired by the Asian culture. The vibrant red color as well as the embroidered dragon on the back side of the hoodie is said to bring good fortune and prosperity to the wearer.. which I’m definitely not mad about.. Not to mention the number 25 (XXV in Roman Numerals) is embroidered on the top of the hood which is Alessandro Michele’s lucky number.

OAMC | Tee Shirt


  • Black and white cotton-jersey
  • Crew neck
  • 100% cotton
  • Machine wash

Style Notes: 

This tee is very in-line with the overall black and red color theme of this outfit. Their is a swordfish print on the front and gothic lettering on the backside of the shirt.


Missoni | Swim Shorts


  • Multicoloured shell
  • Elasticated drawstring waistband, two front slash pockets, back Velcro®-fastening flap pocket, designer emblem, internal mesh briefs
  • Snap and Velcro®-fastenings
  • 100% nylon
  • Machine wash

Style Notes: 

These swim trunks have a cool abstract pattern going on with muted colors that are perfect for the end of summer and beginning of fall seasons.


Givenchy | Slides


  • Black, red and white rubber
  • Embossed designer emblems, rubber soles
  • Come with dust bag
  • Made in Italy

Style Notes: 

These iconic slides from Givenchy with the bright red accent stripe are definitely a bold option and will indubitably prevent you from fading into the background.


Quay | Sunnies 


  • Polyethersulfone Frame
  • Polycarbonate Lenses
  • Steel Hinges
  • Metal Details
  • Width: 150mm
  • Height: 55mm
  • Nose Gap: 15mm
  • Lens Category 3

Style Notes: 

These shades from Quay (pronounced “key”) are a great on trend pair of shades to have in the wardrobe.



Casual Friday: Military Inspired

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The military style is very much alive. Countless designer collections have pieces that have been indubitably inspired by the military look. From the actual pieces themselves (bomber jackets, cargo pants, aviator sunglasses, etc.) to the ever popular camouflage print, you can see that the military style has had a lasting impact/influence on the way we dress on a whole. Because this trend is so prevalent.. I decided to do put together an outfit based on this aesthetic.

  1. Overshirt – AMIRI
  2. Tee Shirt – Gucci
  3. Trousers – Balmain
  4. Jodhpur Boots – John Lobb
  5. Sunglasses – Gucci


AMIRI |Overshirt


  • Army-green cotton and cashmere-blend
  • Open collar, buttoned cuffs, chest buttoned flap pockets, multicoloured appliqués, raw hem
  • Button fastenings
  • 85% cotton, 15% cashmere
  • Dry clean


Style Notes: 

This piece reads very literal in that it looks like something someone would wear when serving in the military. This overshirt is perfect for the spring time or fall when the weather is a bit too warm for a parka but still you need an extra layer or two to be comfortable. I love that this piece is actually made out of 15% cashmere it gives an extra element of luxury to the fabric itself. Overall this is a classic extremely versatile addition to the modern man’s wardrobe.


Gucci | Tee Shirt


  • Multicolored cotton-jersey
  • Crew neck, multicoloured Donald Duck terry appliqué
  • 100% cotton
  • Hand wash
  • Made in Italy


Style Notes: 

Because the overshirt read so literal to the military style I wanted to shift gears and  have a little fun with the next piece in this look. Alessandro Michele (Gucci’s creative director since 2015) has just been killing it. He literally has breathed new life into the Gucci label. And while some of the pieces are a little far out there for my generally more conservative taste.. there are pieces such as this Donald Duck shirt that really reaches a happy medium and presents what fashion should be and that is fun/inspired.


Balmain | Trousers



  • Khaki-green
  • 95% cotton, 5% polyurethane.
  • Dry clean
  • Made in Italy
  • Khaki-green heavyweight denim
  • Mid rise, skinny leg, belt loops
  • Side gold-tone metal exposed-zip pockets
  • Back button-fastening jet pockets
  • Centre-front top-hook and concealed zip fastening


Style Notes: 

Balmain’s aesthetic is so deeply rooted in the military style. These olive trousers are very much in keeping with the heritage of the brand. They are a classic pair of chinos that have unique zippered side pockets. Now keep in mind that with any look you want to have one bolder statement piece and then tone everything else in the outfit down. Otherwise your look can become too busy. So in this look the Donald Duck shirt from Gucci was our statement piece and now everything that follows just compliments/frames that piece.


John Lobb | Jodhpur Boots


  • Tobacco suede
  • Leather linings and soles
  • Buckle fastening
  • Come with dust bags
  • Made in England


Style Notes: 

Theses sleek jodhpur boots (The jodhpur style boot was originally used for equestrian activities) are a nice modern touch to finish this look. The straps are subtle but give these boots an extra detail to make them special.


Gucci | Sunglasses 



  • Tonal-brown
  • Acetate and Optyl® plastic.
  • Made in Italy
  • Light tonal-brown tortoiseshell acetate aviator frame
  • Light gold-tone metal nose-bridge, top acetate bar
  • Light-brown logo-embossed mirrored tinted lenses
  • Slim tortoiseshell acetate coated metal arms, gold debossed designer logo
  • Light gold-tone core metal frame
  • 100% UV protection



Style Notes: 

This is a very classic sleek aviator style from Gucci. If you love the aviator look you are going to absolutely love these guys. What makes this pair special is that the tortoise shell finish is much lighter than most tortoise shell options out on the market. It makes the frame brighter and warmer.


Casual Friday: COUCOU PARIS


This look is composed of modern day classic pieces that truly go the distance.

  1. Biker Jacket – Saint Laurent
  2. Tee Shirt – AMI
  3. Denim – Tiger of Sweden
  4. Suede Ankle Boots – Saint Laurent
  5. Aviators – Gucci


Saint Laurent | Classic Biker Jacket


  • 100% Lambskin
  • Cupro & Cotton Sateen Lining
  • Asymmetrical Zip Closure
  • Snap Closure Flap Pocket
  • Deconstructed Metal Interlocking YSL Signature at Pocket
  • Waistband Loops & Zip Cuffs
  • 3 Zip Pockets
  • 2 Interior Pockets
  • Triangular Studs on Lapel
  • Epaulets
  • Style ID 469973YC1EA1081
  • Made in Italy


Style Notes:

Biker Jackets are incredibly versatile and are perfect for the guy who wants to look effortlessly cool without having to spend heaps of time mixing and matching. Key things to look for in a biker jacket are cut and unique detailing (for example: distressing, embellishments, appliqués, or detailed stitching to name a few).

What makes this Saint Laurent biker jacket special are all of the insane details put into it. From the metal studs strategically placed on the lapel and collar to give the jacket a little edge.. to the deconstructed metal YSL signature on the side pocket, this jacket is the perfect blend of classic with a fresh modern edgy twist.


AMI | Coucou Paris Tee Shirt



  • White
  • 100% cotton.
  • CARE: Machine wash
  • Lightweight cotton-jersey
  • Crew neck, short sleeves
  • Navy flocked ‘Coucou Paris’ appliqué on chest
  • Ribbed-jersey neckline
  • Slip on


Style Notes:

It’s always nice to have some fun with your wardrobe. I absolutely love the look and  the saying on this AMI shirt. “Coucou” is a French colloquialism and on the shirt translates to “Hello Paris.”



Tiger of Sweden | Denim


  • 92% Cotton, 6% Elastomultiester and 2% Elastane
  • Button and zipper fly closure
  • Five pocket design
  • Belt loops at waist
  • Ankle Width 27 cm in size 31/32
  • Slim fit
  • Made in Italy


Style Notes: 

Scandinavian brands invented the recipe for a killer pair of skinny jeans (and yes I may be slightly biased). This pair of skinnies from Tiger of Sweden are no disappointment. From the flattering cut, to the dark wash stretch fabric, these jeans are a staple that you can dress up for a night out or dress them down for running errands around town.


Saint Laurent | Suede Ankle Boots


  • Light Camel Brown
  • Suede
  • Made in Italy
  • Almond Toe, Small Stacked Heel
  • Wraparound Leather Buckle Fastening
  • Stitched Leather Welt
  • Tan-brown leather lining and insole
  • Brown leather sole


Style Notes:

These suede ankle boots are the perfect marriage between youthful and sophisticated. Perfect when paired with a pair of dark denim skinny jeans (like in todays look) but just as nice when paired with a fitted pair of chinos or a smart pair of fitted trousers.


Sunglasses | Aviators 


  • Black acetate frame with dark ruthenium metal nose bridge
  • Black injected temples with Web detail
  • Green lens
  • Glasses come with a velvet hard case, accompanied by a matching satin flannel pouch and ivory microfiber cloth.
  • 100% UVA/UVB protection
  • GG0015S


Style Notes:

If your go to style in sunglasses is an aviator shape.. you are absolutely going to obsess over these. I love the subtle details that makes these sunglasses unique and just noticeably different. Not to mention the style is sharp and slightly oversized to give you that mysterious celebrity allure.

Donald Duck for Gucci

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For those of you who are Disney aficionados you are going to absolutely love this spring/summer 2017 collection from Gucci. This collection features the one and only Donald Duck in choice clothing pieces and accessories.

I’ve chosen some of my favorite pieces from the collection to feature on the blog but if you want to check out the entire collection.. click on the link below.

Donald Duck For Gucci

Gucci’s Design Notes: 

“Donald Duck makes an appearance on several of the Spring Summer 2017 looks. Select pieces display an appliqué featuring the cartoon character’s face along with embroidered Gucci and “Σέραπις” appliqués-a reference to the Greco-Egyptian deity Serapis.”

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Hoodie Details:

  • Black felted cotton jersey treated for a vintage effect with small holes in the fabric
  • Embroidered Donald Duck, Gucci and Serapis appliqués
  • Fixed hood
  • Rib trims
  • 100% cotton
  • Made in Italy

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T-Shirt Details: 

  • White Cotton Jersey
  • Embroidered Donald Duck Appliqué
  • Gucci and Serapis Prints
  • Crew Neck
  • Straight Fit
  • Distressed Detailing Throughout Shirt
  • 100% cotton
  • Made in Italy
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Bag Details:

      • Gucci Notes

“The idea of travel and its romanticism is a key inspiration for Spring Summer 2017. Alessandro Michele designs a collection of vintage inspired bags that speaks to the contemporary voyager. The tote is made in soft GG Supreme, featuring embroidered Donald Duck and Gucci appliqués on the front and embroidered “Σέραπις” appliqué at the back-a reference to the Greco-Egyptian deity Serapis.”

  • Beige/ebony soft GG Supreme, crafted from a coated microfiber fabric, with brown leather trims
  • Brass hardware
  • Embroidered Donald Duck appliqué with terry cloth effect
  • Bead embroidered Gucci appliqué
  • Embroidered Serapis appliqué
  • Interior zipper pocket
  • Adjustable leather shoulder strap
  • 14″W x 15″H x 5″D
  • Cotton linen lining
  • Made in Italy

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    • Gucci Notes

“A textured leather high-top sneaker with embroidered appliqués representing two important themes of the Spring Summer 2017 collection. On the right shoe is Donald Duck, who appears throughout the looks, and on the left is a lobster, which speaks to the collection’s maritime inspiration.”

  • Black leather
  • Embroidered Donald Duck appliqué on right shoe
  • Embroidered lobster appliqué on left shoe
  • Metal feline detail
  • Green and red Web grosgrain detail along the back
  • Rubber sole
  • Made in Italy