Spring Summer Kit No.1 - By 883 Police


Kojo Jumah


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When the days get longer and temperatures start to hit double figures across the UK, you can be sure Spring isn’t too far away. Time to shed some of those winter layers, invest in some trans-seasonal wardrobe staples and go out and enjoy the fine weather.

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That’s the theory. In reality, the transitional period between Winter and Spring can be a tricky time to dress The notoriously unpredictable British weather makes it difficult to prepare for the day ahead, making you feel either under- or over-dressed, too hot or too cold. This season, designers and high street collections alike offer the solution to this problem, delivering oodles of outstanding Spring outerwear that is both breathable and lightweight. Practicality remains the buzzword for men’s street style for SS14 – great news for anyone tired of faddy, flippant fashions.

Versatility and true value for money is what these key pieces from Italian heritage label 883 Police offer in abundance. A perfect balance of style and substance, Italian fashion culture and urban inspiration, colours and materials are unassuming, yet reassuringly on trend. The resulting silhouette is slim with all pieces offering a tailored cut.

After seasons of chinos, the jean is back. These Ashton jeans in inky indigo are the perfect update to any denim collection, a welcome antidote to a high street awash with stonewash. Referencing the 90’s trend for selvage denim,

the Ashtons will surely get better with every wear. Skinnier than a skinny latte, the fit ensures these jeans have just the right amount of sartorial sharpness. An essential item in any man’s wardrobe is the polo shirt, the perfect combination of smart, comfortable and versatile. The Dario in marl grey plays with colour blocking to freshen up this classic piece, with contrast navy collar, cuffs and placket. The slim fit ensures this polo is just the right side of smart casual. The soft jersey is both lightweight and comfortable. Is there a more important item in any man’s Spring wardrobe than a rain jacket? The utilitarian Guyton jacket is lightweight enough to take you into summer, whilst offering protection from those inevitable April showers. Made from 100% nylon, the jacket has a water resistant coating, and with four pockets to the front there’s enough space to stash not only your mobile and keys but a whole lot more. Ribbed cuffs and dual fastening front offer both warmth and protection from the elements.

Final Thoughts

So there you have it. Three key items that will ease you gently into the new season, offering a blend of fashion and functionality, cool and casual that will bring real versatility to your wardrobe without breaking the bank. Spring is on the way. So hang up your overcoats and put away your pullovers. Choose any of these pieces from the 883 Police SS14 range and you won’t have to worry about getting into trouble with the fashion police.