Friday, February 12, 2010
LINCS BY DAVID CHU: POLISHED MENSWEAR FALL/WINTER 2010
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK, Feb. 8th 2010
25 East 22nd Street, NYC
THE OUTDOOR'S LIFESTYLE FOR FALL/WINTER 2010
Words, Images Judith Ecochard
A vignette of well dressed, well groomed guys...just hanging out... was a great way to show off the Lincs by David Chu collection.
We've seen presentations at this "The Townhouse" location before (Tumi-overseen by the same designer in fact.
It's an elegant setting... and we got there early enough to walk around and admire the separates that reminded us of what some prepsters wore at the boarding school we went to ages ago.
And what their fathers wore...
What's different about Lincs by David Chu offerings...are the more with-it silhouettes, tailored beyond perfection given the production methods. And the outwear pieces are meant to protect against the elements.
Taking a page from all the highly technically active wear lines we saw at Outdoor Retailer tradeshow... the outwear pieces like Safety Orange puffer (vest and jacket) have detachable collars---rendering them city and country ready.
Chunky wool knit sweaters (big for Fall/Winter 2010), merino wool and cashmere cardigans and crews, and blazers... all in autumnal colors (heather gray, chocolate brown, hunter green, oatmeal), and trousers (double pleats, plain front cotton khakis), slim fit denim, and plaid and solid collar shirts...
are all tasteful, stitched and pressed. But rugged enough for spur on the moment tag football games.
PLUS: The classic attire...have refined details too (a hidden button down shirt, suede contrast shoulder patches on a blazer, suede elbow patches on elbows)---- that the men we know will find "cool" not pretentious.
AND WEARABLE...even if all the golf courses (hence the name, LINCS)---- in parts of this country are buried in snow=== when these clothes will make their appearamce out of a closet.
The footwear... urban takes on the work shoes and hiking boots...
FYI: David Chu the designer is the man that took six sailing jackets (Nautica) to worldwide prominence as a major lifestyle brand.
INFO: LINCS BY DAVID CHU