Rugged Refinement: Simons Le 31’s Western Rendezvous

The Fashionisto

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Published November 27, 2023

Wrapped in a snug scarf and a puffy caramel jacket, George Alsford embodies winter charm for Simon's Le 31.Pin
Wrapped in a snug scarf and a puffy caramel jacket, George Alsford embodies winter charm for Simons’ Le 31. Photo: D. Picard / Simons

As the seasons transition, the essence of style is encapsulated by the adept layering and the fusion of textures, a skillful interplay that Simons showcases with its Le 31 collection. Model George Alsford takes the spotlight, donning a wardrobe where the rugged meets the refined and where durability dovetails with a sartorial sharpness.

Simons Le 31 Transitional Style

With a contemplative gaze, George Alsford sports a wide-brimmed hat and a sweater.Pin
With a contemplative gaze, George Alsford sports a wide-brimmed cowboy hat and a sweater. Photo: D. Picard / Simons

The spirit of the West breathes through the edit, not with overt thematics, but through subtle nods—the silhouette of a cowboy hat, the casual tilt of a trucker cap, and the utility of cargo pants. These elements are not imitations of a bygone era but are reimagined to complement the modern man’s wardrobe, blending effortlessly with the urban landscape.

George Alsford, donning a cozy patterned sweater from Le 31, exudes a relaxed elegance.Pin
George Alsford, donning a cozy patterned sweater from Le 31, exudes a relaxed elegance. Photo: D. Picard / Simons

Patterns play a pivotal role, particularly in sweaters, where they add a dimension of depth and warmth. This pattern play transforms a simple knit into a statement piece. And yet, the Le 31 remains anchored in practicality—the coats and jackets are designed not just for aesthetic appeal but to stand against the chill.

George Alsford strikes a casual pose, tipping his 'rooster' emblazoned cap with a playful glance, clad in a plaid-lined jacket from Simon's Le 31 collection.Pin
George Alsford casually poses, tipping his rooster-emblazoned trucker hat with a playful glance, clad in a plaid-lined jacket from Simons’ Le 31 collection. Photo: D. Picard / Simons

Accessories are the linchpin of personal style, the final flourish that can elevate an ensemble from the every day to the exceptional. While capable of standing alone, each piece gains new meaning when integrated into the layered looks. It’s a reminder that style is not static—it is ever-evolving, just like the seasons.


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