Designer Pompo Bombacci of SLAB Designs continues his exploration of refined men’s casual wear with his new ensemble, “sKOOp.” Â The look is well dressed but not dressed up, comfortable but not too casual–although even on the “untucked” version the shirt is tucked in, the simple checked shirt is unbuttoned at the top and the tie is loosened for after-hours relaxation. Â Each set includes tucked and untucked shirt / tie / sweater combinations, a shirt-layer sweater base for wear under the jacket-layer untucked sweater, and coordinating belted pants in either very dark blue or black, depending on the sweater color.Â Permissions are no copy / no mod / transfer, but the pants are provided in four fits: tight, loose, baggy, and extra baggy.
As on Pompo’s previous designs, the texture work is all carefully and thoughtfully done. Â Note how the untucked sweater flows over the belt as if slightly caught on the buckle rather than covering it completely. Â This seemingly small detail may not catch the eye immediately but really enhances the realism of the design. Â In addition to natural-looking wrinkles and folds, front and back, the sweater also features subtle pec definition shading, more easily discernible on the lighter colors.
Priced at L$495 per set for a single color, or L$1895 for the “Hi5″ pack of five colors (the Black set is available only as a single and is not included in the pack).
Available at SLAB Designs (Albata 160, 23, 26).