The Outlierman, makers of handcrafted luxury driving accessories, can today reveal their new silk capsule collection, following their recent announcement of a three-year collaboration with the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans, lasting until 2025, in a deal brokered by IMG.
A prestigious partnership
Celebrating the key moments of one of the world’s most iconic races, The Outlierman will design a series of limited-edition capsule collections that tell the story of France's most renowned race through ever-changing and collectible patterns, colours, designs and inspirations.
Joining the three recently launched driving glove models, inspired by three iconic stretches of the Circuit de la Sarthe (Mulsanne, Arnage, Tertre Rouge), The Outlierman has designed and handcrafted a silk scarf, ties and pocket squares – each with exclusive designs that exudes the passion for driving which symbolises the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The Circuit 24 Heures du Mans silk scarf
The Circuit 24 Heures du Mans silk scarf is traversed by the sinuous lines of a racetrack through day and night, just like the drivers competing on the Circuit de la Sarthe. The scarf design incorporates the circuit’s symbols that have made the 24 Hours of Le Mans unique and unmistakable, such as the famous “Le Mans-style” start, the passage under the Dunlop Bridge, the checkered flag, the iconic Ferris wheel and the historic 4 p.m. start. The style of the illustrations harks back to the posters and race communications in vogue, during the 50s and 60s, enhancing the historical and evocative flavour of the pattern. Enthusiasts will easily recognise the great winners of the ‘50s-‘60s editions on the design, including the Ferrari 375 Plus (1954), Aston Martin DBR1 (1959), Jaguar D-Type (1957), Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing (1952), Jaguar C-Type (1953). Finally, one of the symbols of historical racing - the checkered flag pattern - runs along the edges of the scarf, simulating the starting grid and enhancing the composition's sporty DNA.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans ties – ‘Daytime’ and ‘Nighttime’
A design inspired by the day; a design dedicated to the night - that's the idea behind the two ties that celebrate the two faces of a race in which time is the drivers' worst opponent. In both ties, the black and white checkered motif becomes a background element, creating an elegant pattern from a symbol of sporty adrenaline.
The ‘Daytime’ design is a tribute to the historic “Le Mans-style” start, depicted with a driver running to his car ready to go. The tie boats a sky-blue colour, while a stopwatch and the two flags announcing the start, stand out on the tail.
Meanwhile, the ‘Nighttime’ design has a dynamic and magnetic pattern created by the endless repetition of the night passage under the Dunlop Bridge. The detail of the headlights turned on at night and the moon illustrated on the tail shed light on one of the most difficult passages of the race.
The pocket squares
The Outlierman have carefully designed two patterns to adorn the pocket of a Gentleman Driver's jacket, with an iconic and evocative style inspired by the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Their talented designers have created an original two-quarter pattern that multiplies the opportunities for pairing with different outfits, thanks to the co-presence of two designs – ‘Daytime’ and ‘Nighttime’ – with different patterns and colour palettes. This also allows for pairing with a ‘Daytime’ or ‘Nighttime’ tie.
Gentlemen have another design option by The Outlierman, Circuit 24 Heures du Mans, matching the silk scarf pattern featuring the celebration of the 24 Hours of Le Mans - including the Dunlop bridge, checkered start and Ferris wheel - touching on the race's most iconic symbols. This pocket square is slightly larger than the ‘Daytime’ and ‘Nighttime’ combination, at 45cm X 45cm, to maximise the beauty of an incredibly distinctive design.
A classic collaboration
Chosen for their exquisite luxury handcrafted driving accessories and the stylistic know-how that has been built over time, The Outlierman will design and produce multiple limited-edition capsule licensed collections inspired by the most emblematic moments and symbols of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, including luxury driving gloves, ties, pocket squares, silk & cashmere scarves, leather helmet bags, wallets and swim shorts.
The 24 hours of Le Mans is the world’s oldest active endurance race event and has been running since 1923.
Andrea Mazzuca, Founder of The Outlierman, comments: “My team and I at The Outlierman are proud to reveal the first set of products in the 24 Hours of Le Mans silk capsule collection, which sit alongside the three driving glove models we recently released - Arnage, Mulsanne and Tertre.
“Each design is created by The Outlierman’s Bologna-based designers, after an in-depth study of the history of the race, focusing on the iconic places, moments, protagonists and colours of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, elegantly stylised and harmonised to become beautiful patterns to wear.”
Translating the competitiveness, great feats, and cutting-edge technologies of the 24 Hours of Le Mans into silk designs and leather accessories will be, as always, down to The Outlierman’s talented Bologna-based designers. They have an incredible ability to synthesise epic tales and archival photos into evocative designs that speak of passion for driving. Meanwhile, all products in the capsule collection are manufactured entirely by hand, by skilled silk artisans, near Lake Como, which is among the most prestigious and historic silk districts in Italy. All creations feature the official logo of the 24 Hours of Le Mans to characterise limited edition collectible products.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans license sits alongside The Outlierman’s esteemed current and past collaborations, including the likes of Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Pagani and MINI John Cooper Works.
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The Outlierman company was formed with a mission to handcraft a range of accessories inspired by the breath-taking beauty, supreme quality, and timeless appeal of the world's most iconic cars.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans license sits alongside their current and past collaborations with Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Pagani and MINI.
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