The collection itself is made up of tees, shirts, jumpers, cardigans, trousers, tailored shorts, blazers and a rather nice brown leather jacket. The vibe here is classic British smart casual, with a modern twist. Fabrics used include soft cashmeres, tweeds and cottons and the overall feel is that of great quality. Ali the head designer informed me that they intend to make some pieces, especially the blazers, in small volumes to create more of a bespoke feel to their collections and to provide the customer with a less mass-produced garment. Some will even be one-offs. The guys at Chess expect their clothing to be bought as investment pieces and don't intend to follow trends, instead releasing lines regularly and not following the traditional fashion seasons. This will be especially evident for some of their blazers, which are my personal favourite pieces from the collection. The tweed number pictured below is particularly nice.
All in all, the guys at Chess have a firm grasp on their aesthetic and their target ,market and they have found a niche that I'm sure will allow them to become very successful. Take a look at their website and online store HERE.
I wore my velvet blazer from Jack Wills (not really a loyal customer of theirs but loved this jacket!), sheer-stripe tee from Topman Design, jeans from AquabyAqua, desert boots from All Saints, vintage silk scarf from Beyond Retro and necklace made by me.