Dockers are fast becoming the brand everyone goes to when they think about chinos. The SS15 selection holds a great deal of diversity, inspired by the Golden Age of travel and aviation designed with the intent and consideration for the destination ahead – no matter where the journey takes you. Our journey with Dockers took us to sunny Seville.With a premium essence about it, Seville is a beautiful city abundant in colour and character. Dockers treated us to an exquisite tour of the city, starting with a brief introduction to the SS15 collection in a luxurious hotel followed by free roam time, giving us a chance to explore the city, or in the case of us bloggers, take selfies against a cool backdrop.
The collection draws on flight captains’ uniforms, from a time where transatlantic flights were stylish and luxurious. The collection features subtle prints and embellishments associated with aviation, such as little anchor prints printed onto the navy khakis and some shirts. A familiar colour palette, a range of clean blues, cool greys, bright aquas and blazing oranges, reminiscent of the Pacific sunset. After walkabouts, we then returned to the hotel to change into another Dockers outfit for a tour on the Guadalquivir river in a royal ship in Seville. Deeply engaged in a conversation about Kanye West’s follies and the current condition of the fashion market, we ended up in a beautiful restaurant with wall-to-ceiling windows overlooking the river. Safe to say, I returned to the hotel satisfied as I digested the day as well as the delightful chunk of medium-rare beef-booty main course at dinner.
The brand actually battles the new age “throwaway fashion” with their emphasis on durable garments, made for a man on-the-go. Dockers’ chinos first feel a little stiff, but having owned a pair of their Alpha chinos for about a year, I can say that like the knees of a late-payer to a loan shark, they just need a good breaking-in. The morning after dinner, we made our way to the outskirts of Seville to experience a sherry tour hosted by Tio Pepe– the world’s best selling Fino label enriched with hundreds of years heritage. With barrels of sherry signed by famous and influential fans of the brand throughout the years (Steven Spielberg, Pablo Picasso, the Spanish Royal Family to name a few), and Dockers had the honour of signing a barrel of their own. I made sure they reserved one for Individualism – well, me. Dockers have a range of fits from their Insignia Collection, from straight leg fit, extra slim, slim and standard. Their ‘Flyweight’ chinos offers a cooler, lightweight option to those whose thighs end up cooking (and smelling) like a (gone off) turkey leg in the summer’s heat. A fantastic way to introduce the collection and great memory for me to hold on to, the Dockers S/S15 collection is one to get your hands on. Seville, thanks for having us!
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A huge thanks to the This is Mission team, Uno Comunicacion, and Miss Mireia Rodriguez (slide 4 and 6) – and of course, the Ugandan driver who had me engrossed in political debate all the way back home.