The new SS12 collection has 3 core themes behind it, firstly The Surf inspired look is going to be big for summer 2012 and Lyle and Scott have looked back to the surf culture of the 1970s and took inspiration from their laid back attitude.
Secondly they drew on the retro utility and military look. Military uniform has influenced modern day design and clothing more than we may realise. This element of the collection draws on the details of the originals and revives them for a modern generation. Look out for Rain Camouflage, chambray work shirts and industrial inspired parkas.
Finally, the preppy look is set to stay for the next few seasons. The Lyle & Scott SS12 offering draws on Casual roots and combines these with classic Americana preppy details for a modern take on all the retro favourites. Look out for collegiate crew necks and baseball style bomber jackets as key pieces.
With its bold, varsity style lettering across the chest, the new Lyle and Scott letterman sweater takes its style cue from the ivy league. Made in 100% Pima cotton, the collegiate detailing includes a subtle stripe at the ribbed cuffs and hem and a woven Golden Eagle shield on the left sleeve. Cut in the trim Vintage fit, wear this letter sweater with crisp chinos and trainers for a preppy jock vibe.
Simple yet loaded with texture and detail, these Lyle and Scott camouflage shorts feature this season’s ‘raindrop’ camo print. Made in crisp cotton twill and cut in Vintage fit for a trim silhouette, these feature a small buttoned flap pocket, belt loops and a woven Golden Eagle above the left hem. Stylish and distinctive, these shorts will add flair to your summer ensembles.
A fresh take on a cult classic, the hooded parka references the original US military M-51 fishtail parka that became a mod icon. Crafted in 100% cotton in spring-ready bright hues or army surplus shades, this coat’s old-school touches include a drawstring ‘fishtail’ hem (originally for tying around one’s legs for windproofing and parachuting), diagonal front pockets and leather cord locks. Our finest parka yet, this one is cut in our Vintage trim fit and finished with the Golden Eagle patch on the left arm.
The Lyle and Scott varsity jacket is a smart, pared-down interpretation of an American icon. Made from 100% cotton in A Vintage slim fit, this jacket is zip-through with ribbed bomber-style collar, cuffs and hem, classic contrast sleeves, zipped pockets and a woven Golden Eagle badge on the left chest. The perfect off-duty blazer; team with lean chinos and sneakers for a sporty, laid-back look.
Colour Block T Shirt
The colour block t-shirt is simple and fresh yet brimming with colour and character. Cut in a Vintage fit and made in 100% cotton jersey, this piece boasts sun-soaked shades in clean-cut panels. Sporting a chest pocket adorned with the Golden Eagle, this t-shirt is an easy way to reinvigorate casual ensembles.