As those winter blues are set to creep in, be ready for whatever the season has to throw at you with our latest menswear and footwear collection; AW18. Featuring an elegant capsule of staples pieces, timeless designs and versatile styling options, the AW18 collection is our best yet.
But the team (or masterminds) who are creating this exciting, sleek and stylish range aren’t just an enigma.
Meet some of the team behind the brand, as we take a walk through Aquila HQ to discuss with the guys what they will be wearing from our AW18 Collection.
Chief Executive Officer
Lexham Bottle Green Bomber Jacket
I love this bomber jacket because of its unique colour. I’ve had navy bombers in the past, as I’m sure most guys have stocked in their wardrobe as we speak. The Bottle Green is a bit different; its fresh and unique and subtle. It’s a versatile styling piece and an easy way to mix and match with other wardrobe pieces.
These sneakers are an absolute staple, suitable for any guy’s shoe collection. Whilst business shoes make up my weekday look, on the weekend, you’ll find me wearing these kicks with a pair of jeans or chinos. Easy to style and extremely comfortable to wear.
The Harbor is my everyday work bag. It fits in my laptop, notebook (the old-fashioned paper one) and everything else I need during the day. It goes from meeting to meeting with me and gets thrown around somewhat, but at the end of the day, it’s durable and beautifully styled and crafted – from only the best sourced leather.
This is the perfect white sneaker for me. The Ewing is made in Italy and features a combination of a beautiful, supple leather and suede upper - it's this quality that you can really notice when wearing this sneaker out and about. It's sleek and stylish enough to wear with a suit, or perfect with chinos or jeans for a night on the town. Extremely versatile and its definitely an everyday staple!
I love a good pair of denim jeans, and the Sutton Jean is definitely my pick for this season. Created in a stretch cotton denim from masters 'Orta' in Europe, the Sutton holds its shape whilst allowing for a comfortable yet tailored fit. I find this shade of dark denim a slightly more directional option, making them a little dressier but can still be worn easily with my brogues or sneakers.
Levante Black Backpack
I love the new Levante Backpack – it’s easy to carry loads of gear when at work or travelling overseas. The nylon material gives it more of sporty luxe type of feel yet its design ensures it’s a stylish accessory for everyday use. And its space is definitely deceiving; I could literally throw my life in there and I think it would all fit!
The Pertini is my go-to for footwear this season. It’s the perfect all-rounder, with style, versatility and comfort all included in its design. I wear mine with chinos or denim jeans, a tee and a bomber or jacket on top.
Corsham L/S Polo
The Corsham is an absolute cracking design; I love the polo aesthetics with its contemporary design. The Corsham is perfect to pair under a jacket, and looks good with tailored pants or denim jeans. The zip-down is a nice addition, and I’ve been wearing mine on its own; and sometimes chucking it over a tee.
Marsden Laptop Sleeve
The Marsden Laptop Sleeve has been an absolute saviour. It not only protects my laptop from any cosmetic damage, but it makes a hell of an impression at meetings out and about. It’s expertly crafted from a beautiful soft and durable tumbled leather, and features a soft velvet suedette lining.
Head of Menswear (Lifestyle)
When it comes to jackets of the season, the Sloane is my pick; it’s an unexpected wardrobe chameleon. Taking cue from authentic trucker jackets, it is re-contextualised in a new and contemporary way in a compact Italian wool Melton by one of my favourite mills. It features super clean lines and modern hardware, and best of all, it’s versatile enough for a street/sporty look, or perfect for a tailored, refined look.
The trusty baseball cap is my saviour. It offers a fashionable edge to my sporty/streetwear looks, especially when trying to cover up a bad hair day! Crafted in a tactile wool blend felt, it features the perfect winter hues and with its sporty elasticated back-strap, is my go-to accessory this season.
I’m usually a fiend for a sneaker, but the dress shoe of the season, for me, simply has to be the Bromley Black. A clean and streamlined Oxford dress shoe with a beautifully shaped toe, the Bromley is superbly sartorial and sophisticated – but doesn’t take itself too seriously, with its tassel laces. As my go-to on the daily is a sneaker, I need a more styled dressed shoe for formal affairs and events. For me, Bromley is the perfect answer.
Chief Marketing Officer
Logan Leather Bomber Jacket
This style is the perfect combination of a premium leather jacket with a casual bomber design. The colour is a rich navy, matching back to a lot of wardrobe items I own, while the design is extremely flexible and can be dressed up or made casual. It’s a no brainer for me.
Pridham Denim Check Suit
Who just wants to blend in? Yeah there are times we just want to chuck on a blue suit and play it safe but when a suit comes along that is truly unique and not over the top, it’s a winner! This 100% wool suit (spun in Italy by the way!) is a stand out design but in a deep colour combination that doesn’t make it too loud. It gives the fashionable yet safe guy the ability to wear a very unique fabric with confidence.
Martel Claret Roll Neck
Every guy needs a staple knit in their wardrobe. The Martel in the stylish Claret is extremely versatile and can be worn under a suit to work or with a pair of jeans to a Sunday barbeque. The Martel is made from a soft pique cotton and it feels great on.