The Modfather’s New Clothes

As I told you about a couple of weeks ago, Paul Weller teamed up with pal Liam Gallagher to design a capsule collection of cool clothes for Gallagher’s label, Pretty Green.

The six pieces of High Summer basics have now hit stores on Carnaby Street and beyond. They include a “wet look” jacket (not leather as I originally thought), a tank, t-shirt, “Indian shirt”, scarf and cardy.

While the basic North American male may not consider the cut of these all that basic for himself, I think it’s not a bad start for the gents groovy enough to pull these off.

These pieces have personality.

Paul Weller for Pretty Green Men's Cardigan on exshoesme.com
The easy cardy - with elbow-length sleeves. Perfect if you are playing guitar constantly, no?
Paul Weller for Pretty Green Men's Cardigan with English Rose Tab Detailing on exshoesme.com
Each piece is finished with Weller's English Rose tab detailing. Nice.
Paul Weller in Cardy and Tshirt from Pretty Green on exshoesme.com
The man, himself shows you how it is to be worn.

Careful, though, boys. The italicized warning labels on the site emphasize that the cardy, singlet (tank in this part of the world) and tee are “slim fitting garments“.

Paul Weller for Pretty Green Men's Tee on exshoesme.com
Same sleeve length on the tee.
Paul Weller for Pretty Green Men's Singlet on exshoesme.com
A closer look at the signature label on the singlet.
Paul Weller for Pretty Green Men's Grey Indian Shirt on exshoesme.com
The Nehru-collared kurta, inspired by the '60s.
Paul Weller for Pretty Green Men's Grey Indian Shirt Detail on exshoesme.com
Same colour English rose embroidery on the "Indian shirts".
Paul Weller for Pretty Green Men's Scarf on exshoesme.com
Nothing says rock star like...
Paul Weller for Pretty Green Men's Scarf Detail on exshoesme.com
The site says it's made from "luxury polyester". Will have to take their word on that one, but I do like the Issey Miyake thing going on here.

The motorcycle (read: Vespa) jacket is at the high-end of the range at £175, with other pieces starting at £30. All pieces are also available online.

I would have liked to see a pair of well-fitting trousers, too. Perhaps those are in the queue for Fall. Weller will be working with Pretty Green for a while to come – according to the brand, this is the “start of a long-term partnership”.

Images courtesy of Pretty Green.

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