Monday, August 13, 2012


The Eyes Have It...

Gentlemen's Quarterly brings fall sportswear to Tangier

The intrigue of a wool pullover glimpsed here through a series of Moorish casements. The body, silver grey with fashion interest at top and bottom: a yellow stripe that tunnels through tabs at the rounded yoke and a button-tabbed band that circles the waist. Cool

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The road to Morocco was strewn with sweaters after GQ descended upon Tangier, fabled city of the North African coast

Colorful Bands in Tangier

Back at the palace: a ceremonial band serenades a sweater which puts stripes to the fore - colorful verticals on black cashmere in a textured loop stitch by Hadley.

Hidden in the Tangier Casbah, GQ'S version of  Pepe le Moko sartorially updated in a Gino Paoli shirt-jacket of black-brown wool fronted by tan and taupe knitted panels. 

Bold is the man in this boldly knitted coat-sweater with a vigorous check-and-stripe effect  fit for a sultan. A Byford design in olive and white wool with raglan sleeves and a  leather button placket front.

Mohairs among the Moors

A lofty mohair pullover nimbly plaided in red and charcoal on a white ground by Brioni for Cezar Ltd.

Sporting elegance in black and grey boucle mohair edged in black knit wool. Detailed with an Alpine chest emblem and silver metal buttons. Designed by Alps.

Boisterously tweeded - ruggedly knitted, the heavier, warmer sweater. His-and-her model V-neck pullovers by Jockey.The women in traditional Galabias.

Red and brown Scandinavian-design Orlon zip-front cardigan. Brown front panel, rib-knit collar and cuffs. By Robert Bruce.

Clouds Over The Casbah

All-weather coats concentrate on pattern, fur-type collars, double-breasted styling - with imports supplying fancier trims and pocket detail.  

Above, neatly checked black and white double-breasted Dacron and cotton coat. Alpaca lined with removable Timme Tufts alpaca collar.  By Gleneagles.

Foreign-born raincoat in off-white cotton with leather-edged slash pockets and peak lapels. Shorter length with pointed front shoulder yoke and curved back yoke, full belt and red wool liner from Europe Craft, West Germany

Light grey cotton lined in blue corduroy from Brioni for Cezar Ltd.

Double-breasted pile-lined tan cotton coat with angle-flapped and buttoned pockets from Cortefiel de Espana.

A cotton coat from Spain invades Xauen, Morocco's oldest Moorish settlement. Coat by Costa de Majorca.

Grey wool herringbone raglan-shouldered jacket from Maimon

Raglan-shouldered spirited houndstooth jacket by Tarra Hall.

Irresistible Plaids

Plaid of bottle-green conjoined with turquoise. A two-smoked pearl buttoned all-wool model with angled flap pockets and side vents. Slight shoulder buildup and waist suppression from Louis Roth.

A magnified glen plaid of black and white over-checked with bright red on a shetland wool jacket. Natural shoulders with straight-hanging lines, straight flap pockets and a center vent. M. Sigel.

The New And The Bold

Sport jackets enlist the camaraderie of novel styles and color combinations. 

Above, in the pastel-washed Casbah, this season's sleeper color  of deep rich burgundy given a windowpane check in grey. Three-button wool hopsack jacket with modified shoulders, notched lapels and side vents. By DuMont.

Camel and black houndstooth check wool sport jacket with a bal-shaped notch collar, angled flap pockets, leather buttons, all-around leather piping and a removable belt. By Clinton Swan.

Gentlemen's Quarterly October 1963
Tangier! Backdrop to Fall Sportswear
Photography: Chadwick Hall


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