Perrelet, Mastoloni, MCM, Khirma Eliazov, Thalé Blanc, Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont
There's something about after Labor Day-that signals back to school AND back to work.
Students may start a calendar year in late August-and employees still toil away -the higher ups vacaying those weeks leading up to September...
But there is a noticeable psychological shift -and a different sartorial approach as to what to wear. No matter how summery hot the weather still is.
Not in the mood to try on or wear a Fall wardrobe is understandable.
…Accessories are the best way to get ready for back to work.
Plenty of people no longer wear or ever even wore watches. Us included- except when we are racing. However the handsome Swiss made Perrelet wrist timepieces might cause a re-think on that-as these showcase watches are marvelous functional statement accessories with details aficionados will give a nod to… a bump up from just telling the time-with decent good-looks-something our smartphone does perfectly well.
Turbine Special Editions…include Poker edition-with strips of the cards-appearing around the dial---and Snake…with peaks of reptilian skin
|Diamond Flower -lady's watches|
WIDELY available in the USA and abroad-typical range - $2900-$10,000
|Mastoloni is a three generation, 80+years old- American importer and manufacturer of fine quality cultured pearl jewelry and necklaces…we saw this stunner-Tahitian pearls- multi-strand necklace at a recent holiday preview. Why wait? Limited edition.|
MASTOLONI- available at jewelry stores nationwide
|Rebecca Tote-large in taupe|
We know women who start every major calendar season with a new handbag…it defines all of their wardrobe selections, henceforth.
MCM-a luxury German heritage brand that has captured luxury goods consumers' attention since its re-invigoration years ago- showed Fall 2014 structured offerings that beautifully capture the pared down, aesthetic of carry-alls; less blingy hardware, more uncluttered silhouettes- made of high end materials-in rather fresh interpretations of classic shapes-satchels, totes, clutches and bowler bags -in wonderful displays of the color block trend.
|Marion Bowler-2 tone also available in a bold cobalt blue-$1250|
|Keana/Boston Medium (left), Balam Visetos/ Boston Medium (right)|
|Elda-small leather goods-love this color combo---saturated orange colors that dress up neutrals.|
|Eye catching MCM leather sneakers (studded)…lifestyle kicks are often the work shoe of choice... range in price $435-$855|
Collections: Available at MCM boutiques worldwide and upscale stores…in the USA-Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom.
|Khirma Eliazov exotic skins (python, crocodile, stingray), specialty canvas and Italian leather are prominent materials--while inside card slits. custom metal chains (carry options) and magnetic front closures-practical details|
|Herzog Maxi $1995 Natural python body, slate grey leather underflap, grey croc center|
|bright pop of specialty canvas regal purple linings-signature touch|
Available at 50+ stores and online http://khirmaeliazov.com
Custom gold hardware accents, design details (the regal cheetah)-and premium exotic leathers-are signature features of this glamorous collection.
|carry-all that is so functional and elegant-Allison-embossed and smooth calf leather $1765|
|multiple carry options include removable shoulder strap, multiple interior compartments, side and spacious outer pockets-City gal size|
|Lustrous handbags-Audrey $1250 (top) + Lucy Grande $1500|
|smooth and embossed calf leather|
Socks and ties are the way many American men add some pizazz to their work uniform of a tailored suit.
|socks $25/pair-windowpane, stripes, dots comfy and the right height|
We have never seen so many bow ties (and ties) displayed at an editorial preview as we did at the Vermont made Beau Ties LTD. of Vermont media event.
|Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont-sells select items that synch up with the neckwear-including apparel; classic L/S button downs, polo shirts, khaki pants (with free hemming), and accessories-suspenders-braces $60/pair.|
Every color and pattern seemingly is available----freestyle, pre-tied, clip-on--- in five different bow :tie styles-for more casual to dress-up occasions like weddings.
Matching D-ring belts, cummerbunds, cravats, pocket squares, and boy's sizes- and the option of handcrafted four in hand neckties in three different widths are ALL also available ($39-$69)---it's only a matter of choosing from the ginourmous selection of fabrics for a custom or readily available creation.
|girl's head bands too!|
|black tuxedo bow ties---prints and patterns vary-in all one shade|
Beau Ties LTD. of Vermont
|other accessories-also available form select companies|