Written by Mariana Aguilera
Chill weather is upon us and suits continue to be a fashion favorite. What’s a conscious woman to do? Let me introduce you or maybe you already know about Komodo, an eco-conscious clothing brand since 1988. Something else in trend; pattern! Wait, when has it never not been in trend? Let’s talk about the houndstooth pattern though. And because I’m a fashion history enthusiast, allow me to drop some knowledge on it. It’s said to date back to the 1800’s, resemble a hound’s bite mark, and Scottish sheepherders to then becoming a symbol of wealth by the upper class. And here we are in 2018, democratizing it! It became increasingly popular within fashion in the early 1900’s through the use of big name designers such as Dior. If you want a few more notes on woman and suits, read them here.
Komodo is conscious on the pocket. These chill weather suits are made from a mix of fabrics; wool and recycled polyester. This is what you want when on a budget. Ideally, 100% wool would be preferred, but also remember that’s not always necessary and can be more expensive(another option is thrifting a decent wool suit). Suiting up depends on the environment you will be wearing it. Polyester has it time and space. But to get a bit of all worlds; affordability, warmth and durability, a mix of wool and polyester can make the body and pocket happy. I like that the lining is cotton vs. nylon or full polyester because it helps with moisture management. Well, here’s to chilly weather and suiting! If you do end up getting any of these suits or a suit period, tag us and show us how you’re working it!
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