Maroon, cordovan, Burgundy or Bordeaux…. the shades and nuances of red and brown are quite inspiring for this season (and so is the wine!)
I have chosen this classical cordovan leather jacket for the particular nuance of cordovan, quite a rich shade of burgundy, which originates from Cordoba, Spain. Actually, I’ve been searching for this particular nuance for quite some time and it was by pure luck that I got it from Spain, not far from Cordoba, more precisely from the maison in Madrid, named after the famous Spanish fashion designer Del Hierro, with Parisian experience in Haute couture in the seventies and eighties. The new creative director of the house of Del Hierro (Pedro Del Hierro Madrid) is the talented young, but confirmed designer Carmen March, known for her successful appearances at Cibeles Fashion week in Madrid.
I matched the jacket with the wool accessories – the bonnet en laine from Cavalli and my favorite long burgundy tailor-made écharpe en laine and with the leather accessories – leather dark maroon, almost marron wool and cashmere coated gloves from Pal Zileri and the leather – fabric bag from Paciotti and the marron ankle-boots from Zegna. The extremely comfortable and perfectly cut rust iron-oxide red corduroy slim trousers are made in Milan, Italy, by Harry-and-Sons (since 1936), which I got from Pitti Uomo. However, everything looks nicer through the shades of the perfect Rodenstock lenses of the Havana acetate sunglasses from Alfred Dunhill.
To match the look, I needed a few more details… like the good old Yatagan, EDT from my favorite famous Parisian parfumeur Caron, of course, my favorite burgundy Citroen DS 23 Pallas, also “Made in Paris” and the smile and inborn charm! Voilà! Excellente journée!