Tuesday, May 4, 2010



Hosfelt Gallery, NYC

Words/Images Judith Ecochard

It’s something about the UKers that show in NYC’s Fashion Week…that these collections always turn out to be our favorite men’s RTW.

Wearable on trend classics ---a mash-up of British mod, gentry charm and Saville Row polish is what we thought as we walked around the 2nd floor gallery ----simply set-up ---and a great way to see a collection at one’s own pace.

Plenty of separates with that classical edge…British tailoring, handsome fabrics (herringbone wool)…formal looks...waistcoats, three button suits.

Mixed in with casual with clever touches that put this wwwaaaayyyyy beyond the basics of bigger retail names here.

A neat utility jacket, raw denim jeans, and the terrific red/black Harris tweed blazer.

High collars on the shirts, jackets and blazers seemed to unify the collection---as in who wouldn’t button up given the wintry storms.

We think it makes the clothing ensembles pulled together with a bit more prep school finesse.

The modern touches, no lapel blazers…the keepers, tweed blazers, anoraks, trenches, suits with the jackets a tad shorter than the typical American coat,

Rounded and Nehru collars, 

----including---a Turner & Asser Collaboration Shirt (1885 Pattern)...with skinny ties.

Every look is a winner...masculine AND modern. We can see guys of a wide age range...and lifestyles just looking terrific in this collection. SMART---retailers who picked up the line---like Saks, select Bloomingdales, Blue&Cream NYC, Harrods, Louis Boston...etc