Penfield are a clothing brand who know all about practical and outdoor clothing, but they have achieved what not many others in their field have done before and earned respect as a fashionable label too.
The latest SS14 line has unveiled a strong selection of bold floral and camouflage printed outerwear, along with a wider selection of shirts, t-shirts and jumpers in dark and light tones.
The design is extremely lightweight and breathable in equal measure, with a durable material that is packable and water-proof, featuring a hood, chest pocket, reflective cord and drawstrings to customise the shape when worn.
A design which is intended for functionality is summarised by the one-size-fits- all accommodation. This 100% nylon product defies the usual unfashionable stigma attached to functional clothing, to become this summer’s stand out product- expect many brands to follow suit in the future.
Perhaps considered a brave outfit by a lot of men, the style is tipped to become the next key trend in menswear, so a wearer will need to embrace being ahead of the curve and not be afraid of going against the grain.
Not only light and breathable, the cape tops it off by being rainproof, meaning this will be the perfect item to carry around during a potentially unpredictable summer of weather. Equally suitable will be those who are in need of a weather-proof layer at this summer’s festivals. This will take up next to no room- meaning you can leave heavy coats at home and keep space for more important weekend essentials.
How to Wear
This might be a new summer time staple for many in the coming years, but it could be tricky finding an accompanying outfit, so here we take a look at the best options.
Penfield Grafton Shorts- simplistic in their design, these shorts are ideal to throw on with any outfit this summer and if the rain catches you out at some point this year, you can rest assured that these will still look the business when you throw on your olive cape.
Nike Safari Trainers- To complete a quirky outfit you’ll be best off choosing a pair of Nike’s original safari’s with their brand new colour schemes and current prints. The khaki-esque colouring will match nicely with the olive tones on the cape. But if you are looking for a splash of summer then you may be better placed picking a pair of Nike Air Max trainers with a brighter, more expressive complexion.
Humor Santiago Black Jeans- These sturdy and reliable black jeans from Humor are a fool-proof accompaniment to the Penfield Cape this year, if you’re heading to a festival you can team them both with wellies and still make it look good. If it’s really cold you can stick a Penfield crew neck jumper underneath, proving there is more versatility to this cape than one might expect.