Pier 59, New York Fashion Week
Words/Images Judith Ecochard
WELL DRESSED MODERN MEN
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.