Like a revved-up 747, the getups on parade at NY Men’s Fashion Week are typically best suited for the runway.
With all due respect to the renowned designers, we typically find the most wearable garb on the streets outside the fashion shows. But not this year. This New York Men’s Fashion Week offered a refreshingly handsome collection of trends and garments that many a man will look forward to donning come next Fall.
Here’s what has us wishing for a short summer.
The turtleneck is enjoying a revival and looks to be sticking around. Layer bright colors under more neutral tones, wear a respectable solid with jeans or khakis, or opt for the full nautical — aka embellished with with white and navy blue stripes.
Everyone loves a bomber, whether a hundred years ago or yesterday. Fitted but casual. Respectable, but comfortable.
Has “athleisure” already come and gone? Because boxing is anything but leisurely and it’s having a big moment. While Linder and Komakino opted to showcase in downtown Manhattan’s Overthrow boxing gym, some took it a step further. Of note: Grungy Gentleman's fight-worthy gloves and Greg Lauren’s sport-inspired collection, presented via literal fighting.
More voluminous suits, sweaters and jackets don’t mean throwing away your tailor’s number. If anything, you’ll need it more. From Palmiers du Mal to Billy Reid, it was refreshing to see everyone loosening up a little without losing their edginess.
Chunky, heavy and oft slept-on textures were on display in droves. Surely you own enough wool; now it’s time to incorporate some slick velvet and supple shearling fits into the mix.