Saturday, September 13, 2014


NYC: All men's fashionable attire was the focus of several show's this past NYFW S/S 2015…with ESQUIRE magazine ably hosting a few designers at the Parlor- a private club on the western part of Spring Street-in SOHO.

Neutrogena and Rogaine-grooming end of things and attendee gifts, THANKS.

Proper Cloth-an online label acclaimed for its huge selection of custom-precisely fitted dress shirt possibilities, accessories (ties $100, pocket squares $50)-and now apparel collections (available online-with an option to drop in to see swatches/get measured by the pros)... managed to show on trend dressy and casually elegant pieces-with terrific fabrics (Japanese plaid flannel, Italian wools, Portuguese broadcloth) that deftly balanced  fashion forward style (scarfs instead of a tie, fitted trousers, suit jackets that hit at top of the hip bone-with and without the 'suit'-part when paired with 'tailored' denim-small cuffs, pants' length hitting above the break-revealing the ankle) -without the extremes of other runway offerings---like the shrunken schoolboys looks that only a fraction of a tiny minority of male grown-ups ever end up wearing. And maybe not well.

Navy deconstructed Wool Suit, Blue Plaid Portuguese wool/cotton blend flannel shirt, Tan Italian Cashmere Scarf, Washed Italian Denim Pocket Square

Navy deconstructed wool herringbone jacket, Red+Navy Plaid Portuguese broadcloth shirt, Navy Italian cashmere Birdseye knit tie, White hand-rolled cotton/linen pocket square

Deconstructed Navy wool suit, dark washed denim shirt, Burgundy printed wool foulard tie, Washed Italian denim pocket square

Premium fabrics-  sharply tailored everything-including suit jackets with seams perfectly placed and shoulders flawlessly fitted----all well styled=A+

Proper Cloth clothing  is for modern guys-who will def. make a favorable impression-  looking pulled together whatever the setting- without looking like they spent hours in front of the mirror, practicing their selfie angles. 
Lightweight washed denim field shirt

IMO these slim fits and proportion-are cut for men in shape…but no doubt this collection comes ready for many different body types…and deconstructed jackets means year round wear...
Navy Italian field shirt, Navy plaid Japanese flannel popover
Brown striped cashmere sweater, Blue end-on-end check Italian Plaid shirt

Charcoal Deconstructed wool suit, washed Italian Denim Shirt, Gray Frayed wool/cashmere tie, white hand-rolled cotton/linen pocket square
Tan Italian Corduroy Field Shirt, Grey Plaid Japanese Flannel Popover

scruff done well-tidied up…ruggedly so
Charcoal deconstructed wool suit, Grey&Merlot Tattersall Lightweight Italian flannel shirt,  Burgundy Italian cashmere knit tie, Grey Italian cashmere scarf, White hand -rolled cotton/linen pocket square
Grey Italian cashmere scarf underneath a jacket (not over)-adds warmth with style.

Navy&red striped cashmere sweater, Blue plaid Italian Broadcloth shirt, 
Grey Mélange wool jacket, Light brown striped cashmere sweater, Blue & brown lightweight Italian Flannel shirt, White hand rolled cotton/linen pocket square

Navy deconstructed wool jacket, Blue plaid Italian broadcloth shirt,  Washed denim pocket square, Charcoal wool trouser


Light Grey Herringbone Italian flannel overshirt, Maroon plaid wool/cotton flannel shirt
Navy Herringbone wool jacket, Grey textured cashmere sweater, Slate Japanese flannel shirt
double vent-length of jacket-more and more popular
Designer-Proper Cloth's Seph Skerritt

  KUDOS to designer Seph Skerritt who staged this 14 look -focused collection that a seasoned pro would be proud of. It is very clear -even to a tee shirt jeans type of guy-how beautifully made the collection was…

AND an appreciation of denim apparent-though not credited. Shoes by Meermin.

CNBC anchor Carl Quintanilla -wearing Proper Cloth-slightly longer jacket (helps to keep it neat- sit on jacket when on a tv show -while sitting down), slightly looser fitting =longer trousers+ length-tad more conservative yet spot-on. Way most guys we know would want a suit to fit.
A sharp dressed man can achieve just that . Bonus points here=the fabrics, the fit and the flawless details that past up front/close scrutiny.