1 - Color
A black pants or dress; a white shirt; a beige, navy or khaki coat... We all have one of these pieces in our wardrobes. These so-called "neutral" colors are so easy to wear and combine that they are here to stay.
Additional advantage: we can mix them with stronger shades without risking to look like a Christmas tree!
2 - The cut
Straight shape, a little loose for a jacket or pants, flared for a dress or skirt. Some cuts more easily enhance the silhouette than others. So it's no surprise to find them year after year.
3 - Functionality
If we look for the origin of so-called timeless clothing, we often realize that they were initially created for "functional" purposes: trench coats or parkas for the military, durable jeans for pioneers in the West, t-shirts, polo shirts or tracksuits for athletes... By going beyond their initial function, these clothes have gradually become timeless and have become part of everyday clothing.
Without being uniforms, they are so practical that they have become true wardrobe basics.
5 - Quality
Quality of materials as well as finishes. A garment may have a timeless cut, but it cannot be kept for very long if it fades quickly, tears or if its seams gradually come apart... The pieces offered by Cotélac have been designed to last.
Below, 100% Merino wool sweater, wool/mohair cardigan and 100% cotton blouse with small natural mother-of-pearl buttons.