What to wear when the weekend finally rolls around? You want to pull on whatever’s at hand but you’d still like to cut some edge over your scrambled eggs. Try looking to Soulland as your downtime gurus. The Danish brand has roots in skating and street wear, and its designers, Silas Adler and Jacob Kampp-Berliner, are as cool as they come.
Given the brand’s subcultural origins, it’s not surprising that every piece is easy to wear but visually striking. It’s a good mantra to live by for weekend dressing. We asked the guys what their six key essentials are for nailing downtime dressing.
By Alannah Sparks
The Whimsical Short Sleeved Shirt
Silas says: ‘A short sleeved shirt is a great transitional piece. Have fun with it and choose a pattern you wouldn’t get to wear in your 9-5. Something a bit naïve, maybe Hawaiian florals or a geometric print to show your frivolous side.’
The New Chinos
Silas says: ‘Chinos are great, you can wear them to the park and then straight out for dinner later on. Our Bomholt pants are cut like a pair of joggers but they’re made of canvas which makes them more formal. It feels like wearing sports pants but you still look sharp and put together.’
The Offbeat Hat
‘A hat can really be key to individualising a look. Try a straw hat in summer with a colourful band; traditional men’s hats are more grown-up than a bucket or a cap, but still make a fresh statement.’
The Mix n’ Match Suit
‘A suit isn’t the most obvious casual wardrobe choice but in fact it’s one of the most versatile items you can own. Choose a thicker fabric so it’s a bit rougher around the edges, and wear as separates: the jacket will sharpen up your jeans, the trousers can be worn with a simple shirt.’
The hybrid shoe
‘Essential. Almost all of our shoes are something between a sneaker and a classic brogue, the crepe rubber sole is the secret to staying comfortable all day and all night. They’re formal enough for a wedding and comfortable enough to wear dancing all night in a club.’