Our Denim Experts’ Tips on Finding the Perfect Pair of Jeans

And yes! They're simple

10 14 2013

Denim Week is here!  Each day for the next week 5F will dedicate itself to helping you find the most flattering fit possible.  So what is the secret to finding the perfect pair?  Our denim experts share their secrets with 5th/58th: 1. Get the correct size — and always ask a specialist if you’re unsure! …

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Shout Out: Jackets!

Demystifying Transitional Outerwear

10 10 2013
Rag & Bone Convertible Jacket, 212 872 2684

Just yesterday one of our favorite tweeters @SobbingonFifth reminded us of a profound fashion conundrum: appropriately dressing for the changing seasons.  Apparently she had spotted quite a few New Yorkers donning their thick winter coats a bit too soon.  @MisterMort calls it season pushing — that moment when one is so giddy to wrap up in …

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Beyond the Row’s Leather Love Affair

Taylor Barringer has a confession...

10 8 2013
Taylor in oversized leather track pants

In honor of this week’s 5F After 5 event with J Brand, we asked hostess Taylor Barringer of Beyond the Row (if you’re not familiar with this relatively new site, now is the time) to share her latest fashion obsession with 5th/58th.  People are often not surprised to see me in anything leather. Tattoos and leather …

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Betty knows Best (but so does Lena Dunham)

Five things we learned during our New Yorker Festival Brunch

10 7 2013

Yesterday BG Restaurant opened its doors to the New Yorker Festival.  Moderated by New Yorker contributor Judith Thurman (who also penned the inspiring New Yorker piece Betty Knows Best, the panel included actress, writer and director Lena Dunham and our eighty-five year old personal shopper Betty Halbreich (who pinned a photo of Lena & her boyfriend to her embellished Libertine …

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Watch it: J Brand’s Fall Collection

10 4 2013

Have you been paying attention? J Brand has made quite a few changes in the past few seasons.  Previously celebrated for their perfect-fitting jeans, J Brand has officially entered the world of ready-to-wear — and in a very big way.  For Fall 2013, J Brand’s creative director Donald Oliver explored darkness through a progression of creative …

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Get It Now: the Crisp White Shirt

9 18 2013
Anne Fontaine Malissa Shirt, 212 872 2610

Fashion Week is important for myriad reasons — the most obvious is seeing collections and identifying future trends, the less obvious (yet emerging) is identifying how show-goers are interpreting current trends and developing them into new ones.  Take for instance the minimalist trend: it’s crisp, it’s clean, it perfectly echoes the simplicity of Calvin Klein …

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Clean Lines: Catherine Deane Evening

9 10 2013

It’s rare to find an evening gown so minimal, so architecturally structured that it causes one to stop in their tracks. Enter Catherine Deane.  New to Bergdorf Goodman’s Sixth Floor, this is the collection we can’t stop buzzing about.   While rather covered up, Deane’s gowns exemplify the concept that one doesn’t need to reveal …

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Now on Three: Christian Wijnants

Introducing the 2013 Woolmark Prize Winner

8 28 2013
Christian Wijnants Fall Collection 2013, 212 872 8747

Christian Wijnants is the latest Belgian-born, Antwerp based genius (see: the Antwerp Six, Martin Margiela, the list goes on…).  Appropriately, Dries Van Noten handed Wijnants the prize for best graduation collection, and later he won the Grand Prix at Hyères.  After assisting Dries, Christian launched his own line in 2003… and has been designing since. …

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Camilla’s Kaftans: the ultimate poolside gown

8 2 2013
Camilla's Kaftan, 212 872 2875

Let’s take a moment to applaud the brilliance and beauty of a kaftan.  So simple in structure (loose, flowing and form free in that deliciously romantic sort of way), kaftans are better known for their comfort and breeziness than their ability to make a style statement.  And yes, while your kaftan familiarity may be via …

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5F Summer: Jonathan Simkhai’s London

5F's newest designer takes us on an English tour

8 2 2013

There is something so classically chic about wandering down the cobblestone alleys of downtown London. Somewhere amid the subtle gold trim of the arch stones to the vibrant peony boutiques, you lose yourself in the city’s elegance. *scroll through the above slideshow for Jonathan’s London photo album* Inspiration is everywhere — from the confident women …

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