M.J. Bale headed to the birthplace of jazz, New Orleans, USA, to capture the spirit of the brand's Autumn 2018 collection. The collection, themed 'Rebirth of the Cool' in homage to the smooth, effortless style of jazz legend Miles Davis, as well as what M.J. Bale perceives as a renaissance in Australian tailoring and technical merino wool garments, is available in stores and online from today.
Citing the need for a balance between classicism and constant reinvention, M.J. Bale has mixed timeless old-world tailoring staples with new deconstructed casual pieces and easy-care garment innovations. Going deep in sartorial inspiration from the 1930s, Jensen has created dashing suits in soft grey flannel, Prince of Wales, Glen and windowpane checks, subtle chalk stripes and rich navy four-piece suits.
New tailored separates include corduroy jackets, a handsome velvet smoking jacket and soft, deconstructed trans-seasonal blazers. Vintage ski-inspired knits in autumnal colours of merlot, hazelnut, dusty mint green and grey are designed to be worn layered with double-breasted Crombie-style woolen overcoats, a double-breasted woolen peacoat and trench coats. New casual pieces include cropped, aviator-style leather jackets, feather-down gilets, field jackets, a five-pocket jean and chinos in colours of tobacco, midnight navy and black.
M.J. Bale's Autumn 2018 collection also ushers in a revolution of sorts with its new 'highperformance tailoring' pieces for men on-the-go. These include 100% merino wool shirts, stretch and water-repellent merino wool suits, 'uncrushable' merino wool travel Macintoshes and non-iron cotton Dry'N'Fly shirts.
Visit M.J. Bale at Shop 30, Ground Floor.