What to Wear Anywhere

Notes from the Runway

Take note for your wardrobe

9 1 2011

Can’t wait for the first chill to get into fall clothes? Well, crank up the A/C.  It’s the best outerwear in eons: rugged looks gone luxurious and cool twists on the most classic tailoring.

 

Dries Van Noten 212 339 3343 Gucci 212 339 3343 Dolce & Gabbana 212 339 3343
Urbane, Modern, Manly

It’s all about looking smart. Dressed up enough to go anywhere, relaxed enough when arriving home. Coats, often double breasted, some with fur or faux trim, are warm but lean and angular and versatile enough to take you from the boardroom to the stadium.

City wear means you’re inside and outside, so combos like a substantial sweater, vest and scarf work in luxurious layers to
keep you in climate control wherever you go.

Black and white work together for day into night. Tuxedo jackets, shirts and striped trousers aren’t just for black-tie galas anymore, they’re a separates alternative to suits for the man-about-downtown. Slim leggings, cuffed flannel sweats and trim flexible trousers are an elegant option to lean jeans.

DSquared Belstaff 212 339 3343 Jil Sander 212 339 3343
Straight Up, On the Rocks

Traditional themes hit the road with a twist. Trim topcoats, long or short, single or double breasted, work as sport jacket alternatives, with unexpected textures and savvy details in the belts, buttons, and finishing touches.

Luxury takes it easier with updated treatments of traditional modes, like tartan, houndstooth, windowpane and tweed, and multitasking materials like waxed cotton, goose down, corduroy and camel hair.

The mood is ready for action, inspired by the kit of soldiers, sailors, hunters and hikers, but in ultimate materials and made to bespoke standards.

 

Isaia 212 339 3251 Brioni 212 339 3251 Kiton 212 339 3251
Business First

Tailoring is turned loose in suits made for men who can wear what they want. They can go bold in herringbone, checks and chalk stripes or subtle with textured solids that set off imaginative haberdashery.

Unconstructed and soft looks are right because men have shoulders of their own, and they earned them. Flat fronts also flatter the good figure, paired with classic two-button jackets and the three-piece suit.

It’s all about shape, from the curl of the brim to the fold of the hankie. Brilliant details complete the look, with unexpected shoes and boots, monk straps, tassels, even zippers.

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