Lyle & Scott is a design house that has literally been around for centuries. The company was founded in 1874, in a place called Harwick, which is in the borderland of Scotland. According to their website’s timeline, they have had the rich history of partnering with Christian Dior in 1954 for a cashmere collection, having dressed the Ryder Cup Team in 1981, modernizing their collections in 2001, and launching their Lyle & Scott Vintage line in 2003. Finally, they have been promoting their brand since 2010 with their online store in the UK, Germany, France, and Sweden. Lyle & Scott also currently have a flagship store in London, which carries men’s and women’s sportswear, outerwear, shoes, and accessories.
Lyle & Scott have taken their experience over the years and inspirations from different eras, combining both to design for the modern man. For example, they have taken the “forever popular” polo shirt and styled it with the color blocking trend by having the body one solid color, then contrasting the collar, sleeves, and pockets in completely different colors. Even though color blocking is a popular trend for 2012, this shirt has a decidedly vintage appeal. Lyle & Scott really make the polo their own with the details of the two-tone sleeves, starkly contrasting chest pockets, and eagle logo.
Another Spring/Summer favorite outfit of mine is the double-breasted, teal blue hooded jacket that is paired with a deep red t-shirt and light tan khakis. Of course, the outfit is pulled all together with the correct shoe. Who doesn’t love the classic boat shoe? This one is done is a stunning white with earthy tan laces. Just add the ocean, a sailboat and go!
So, if you are looking for a style that is uncomplicated and classic, yet designed for the taste of the modern man, then Lyle & Scott may be the collection for you.