Friday, March 18, 2011

BESPOKEN FALL 2011 Menswear

Pier 59, New York Fashion Week

Words/Images Judith Ecochard


A wearable handsome take on the nautical natty fused with high-end Saville Row tailoring---worn by guys posed casually on ship-like set lining the space…

--- greeted the mass of attendees at the Bespoke Fall 2011 RTW collection.

We think this outing of smart and not to sophisticated apparel --- is a home run hit---or maybe a goal perfectly executed on the pitch, given the four designers UK backgrounds…

Two sets of brothers, Fayed and Goncalves--- took their sartorial inspirations from an old photo of a grandfather and his fellow Navy military buds, posed ---in what looked to us to be a WWII era setting.

Luxury fabrics in a pleasing palette of greys, blues, and oatmeal beige, 

---sourced from British and Italian mills---including always in style Harris Tweed and Herringbone Wools…

…were used…in more formal attire like terrific topcoats, three piece suits with tab collar shorts.

Casual attire too had crisp polish----the denim, the cords, flannels, shirts and accessories----and of course----Navy style peacoats…

And we loved the thick shawl and roll neck collar chunky knits and sailor stripes --- key looks for men we saw that’ll be worn straight through March Madness.
Shoulder Henley, Selvage Denim, Duster Boot, Fisherman Knit-on Left, very Gallic.

Slim profiles abound---but even regular guys we know could rock the shorter suit jackets/blazers with some sleek swagger for that proper attitude.

ADDED PLUS: The kickers---Bespoken too.

OF COURSE: Pours included.