AW19 Menswear Focus With Kingsurf
Our menswear collection here at Roo's Beach is bigger and better than ever.
So we decided to invite local legends Pete and Tom from Kingsurf into the shop to road test the autumn/winter range. The guys loved browsing through and trying on the fresh new styles from brands such as Portuguese Flannel, Albam and Levi's. Here's the low-down on their top picks from the AW19 collection.
Whilst the King Surf guys enjoyed a coffee before browsing the new collection, we caught up with them and found out how their busy summer was...
Tom (on left) wears the Albam Seamless Raglan Shetland Rust Jumper
Pete (on right) wears the Albam Ribbed Navy Crew Jumper
So how was your summer? The shop here in Porth was really busy, so there were plenty of people holidaying and enjoying Cornwall more so than ever.
Tom: We were absolutely slammed at the surf school which was great. It was relentless for 6 weeks so we are both certainly enjoying autumn now at a slower pace.
Pete: We did our fair share of celeb spotting this summer too. Our favourite being Chris Martin who popped in to borrow a board and thanked us later by sending us Glastonbury tickets!
Pete (on left) wears the Portuguese Flannel Twill Green Shirt with the Colorful Standard Faded Pink Classic Organic Tee underneath and Levi's Made & Crafted 501 Dark Blue Original Jeans.
Tom (on right) wears the Portuguese Flannel Brownie Check Shirt with the Colorful Standard Heather Grey Classic Organic Tee underneath.
Tom you got married this year. How was your special day?
Tom: It was so incredible. We held the ceremony down on Mawgan Porth Beach and we were so lucky with the weather. It was just crazy to see all of our closest friends and family there to share our special day with us. All 120 of them! One of my favourite moments was walking back down the aisle under a tunnel of surf boards held up by the guests. The after party at the Retorrick Mill was also incredible, with Artful Dodger playing tunes!
Tom wears the Portuguese Flannel Labura Corduroy Olive Green Jacket with the Portuguese Flannel Brownie Check Shirt and Colorful Standard Heather Grey Classic Organic Tee underneath.
Leaving board shorts and t-shirts behind, what are your go-to styles in your winter wardrobe?
Tom: It would have to be basic jeans like a pair of comfortable Levi's and a simple sweater or warm knitted jumper. I don't really like logo's or slogans so Levi's always works well for me.
Pete: I literally live in the same pair of jeans throughout the season. I buy a new pair of Levi's at the start and they see me through. I also love corduroy shirts in burnt oranges and olive greens.
Pete wears the Portuguese Flannel Sherpa Green Army Jacket with the Portuguese Flannel Twill Green Shirt and Colorful Standard Faded Pink Classic Organic Tee underneath and Levi's Made & Crafted 501 Dark Blue Original Jeans.
Any brands in particular that you rely on year on year?
Tom: I'm not ashamed to say it again, it has to be Levi's hands down. Soft and comfortable, their t-shirts and sweaters are easy to wear and last too.
Pete: I really like Carhartt and what they are offering in the way of the urban street-style/BMX'y look. Again, anything I wear on top will be a paired with Levi's jeans. It's quality I look for as I want my clothing to last and feel good, so that's why I like shopping at Roo's Beach. It's not generic here like most shops and I'm guaranteed to be inspired and find something that will last the test of time.
Both Pete and Tom trying out the Colorful Standard Heather Grey Merino Wool Beanie and Colorful Standard Sahara Camel Merino Wool Beanie.
How handsome and relaxed do the boys look in all of their top picks from our current collection? If it's the first time you've heard of these fab menswear brands, here's a little more info about them...
In a wearable autumnal palette, our soft shirts from Portuguese Flannel are manufactured by master craftsmen in old towns of northern Portugal using exclusive fabrics that are produced in a traditional way. Wear on their own or layer up over tees and long-sleeve tops like the Kingsurf guys did, roll up those sleeves and even do a cheeky French-tuck at the front to show off your belt. As we've seen above, this awesome brand also offers shirt jackets and coats. Give Portuguese Flannel a whirl for yourself or if you’re buying for the special man in your life, we guarantee he won’t be disappointed!
Especially for the autumn season, Roo’s Beach has added new styles and colours to their Albam offering. We’re in love with the natural touch and ruggedness of their Shetland jumpers in rust and dark green, along with their thick denim Japanese Taper Fit jeans and Military Dijon Parka.
Here at Roo's Beach, we absolutely love the new menswear collection and we hope you or the man in your life does too!