to the stage for fall, except with more refined touches in layering pieces and clean lines, even in their colored and
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—Designers Nicholas and Christopher Kunz have made her collection all about draping and furthering the Depression era vibe utilizing desert hues: models wore flapper wigs and Silent Film cosmetic work; Western touches were seen throughout. Hints of denim made its way in, including a
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—Who knew she was also an apparel designer? Known largely for her handbags, long-time followers have looked forward to her return to clothing design, her first passion. We think her bright legging pants may as well segue into
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A marriage made in heaven, this seasons theme of outdoorsy chic is the check patterned shirt with a fine pair of jeans. Whether you want to go flannel plaid for a rogue woodsman look, a simple check for a more refined rocky mountain high kind of flair, or a posh glen plaid for a glass of a single malt before going on a fox hunt kind of a look, just get your check on!
Today’s featured jeans:
House of Cassette VHS Denim, Was $242.00 Now $146.00
House of Cassette is a denim label by Peter James Lee, previously Creative Director for Hudson Jeans. These jeans may come from LA, but they have little in common with most of the other faded, over embellished jeans produced on the west coast. Simple, sleek and so hip.
Shop Cassette @ Acrimony
April 77 Cross Blue Selvedge Jean in Raw, $118.00
April 77 sells an attitude and makes clothes inspired by underground music. All the clothes are affordable, so rock your wardrobe and not your wallet.
Shop April77 @ Revolve Clothing
Fabulous Blazers, Jackets and Cardigans to check out:
Corpus Moto Blazer, $330.00
Awesome plaid blazer in muted black and dark green. Just enough subtle dandy details, that make this blazer a standout for fall.
Shop Corpus @ Gargyle
YMC Gingham Biker Jacket, $100.00
Brown and hunter green gingham biker jacket from popular UK designers You Must Create. The jacket has antique brass hardware, an asymmetrical front zip, front pockets, and sleeve zip detail. A very gentlemanly take on a rebellious style.
Shop YMC @ Gargyle
YMC Check Cardigan, Was $200.00 Now $60.00
YMC check pattern button front cardigan is just the right amount of dapper for the downtown hipster. Relaxed fit to be worn as a layer or as an outerwear piece.
Shop YMC @ Acrimony
Shirts that cross every line:
DSM x Comme Des Gar?§ons Part Check Shirt, $291.64
Don’t want to go all the way? Here’s a safe bet that may entice your fashion appetite. Premium, slim cut cotton shirt with contrast check detail from the debut collaboration between Comme des Gar?§ons and their own London flagship store, Dover Street Market.
Shop DSM x Comme Des Garcons @ End Clothing
Lyle & Scott Longsleeved Check Shirt, $124.99
Button-down long-sleeved shirt from Lyle & Scott Vintage. This is a new design for AW09, and features and all over check pattern, that works as well for smart as it does for casual wear.
Shop Lyle & Scott @ End Clothing
Band of Outsiders Flannel Check Shirt, $214.00
Interpretations of classic shirting have been one of the key elements in Band of Outsider’s collections and this cotton flannel check shirt is a perfect example of this.
Shop Band of Outsiders @ South Willard
Gant Rugger Check Plaid Sport Shirt, $125.00
Not just your ordinary plaid shirt, Gant goes hip with this amazing plaid shirt that looks and fits great.
Shop Gant @ Barney’s
Barbour Reversible Cashmere Mix Scarf, $75.00
Premium cashmere and merino scarf featuring a large checked pattern on one side and block colour on the other with fringes at either end. This is a great example of Barbour’s premium knitwear, and is perfect for winter.
Shop Barbour @ Best Gear
–Nikki Cho Russo
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Sure, jeans are a must have staple of any man’s wardrobe, but an outfit is never complete without a great blazer, shirt and accessories. With only three days left until Father’s Day, shop for some great gifts to polish off dad’s Father’s Day look.
Engineered Garment Andover Jacket, $219
Engineered Garment’s classic cotton three button blazer. A versatile spring/summer blazer worn effortlessly with jeans, chinos or shorts.
Alexander McQueen Gingham Placket Sport Shirt – Pink, $225.25
Brighten up his day and his look with this great fitted shirt.
Lauren Urstadt Black Leather Belt with Covered Studs, $125
This great understated rock ‘n’ roll belt gives you a little edge without being flashy.
Band of Outsiders Reconstructed Tassled Slip-on Shoes, $200
Sperry Topsider redux for a sleek modern look that looks great with everything from jeans to dressy slacks.
For a vast selection of affordable ties, ascots, pocket squares and even shirts, the Tie Bar is a one-stop shopping on-line store.
–Nikki Cho Russo
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“The references are all over the map,” said an unapologetic Chlo?« Sevigny, chatting about her latest collaboration with Opening Ceremony – a unisex collection she unveiled during London Fashion Week. The line, which she showed Sunday at the Double Club, was a “slight homage” to one of her favorite designers, Miguel Adrover, said the actress, but it also had dashes of what she called “gay lumberjack,” James Dean, preppy New England and English punk. Highlights included skinny moleskin trousers, Fair Isle, tiger and leopard-patterned knits, little tweed blazers, dyed thermals and oversize jackets that fall past the hip. It was conceived as a men’s collection that women could also wear.
Sevigny and Opening Ceremony have also collaborated with Bass on a selection of footwear, including two-tone Weejun loafers and saddle-shoe boots. Other accessories include checkerboard scarves, fabric backpacks with plastic patch pockets and beanies. Prices start at $95 for a fringed scarf and run to $945 for an overcoat. The line will be carried at Opening Ceremony in New York and Los Angeles and stores including Barneys, Colette and Dover Street Market.
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Opening Ceremony is doing a last call on their discounted designer merchandise now at markdowns of up to 75% off. Be sure to hit this West Hollywood outpost within the next two weeks for sale men’s and women’s clothing from Acne, Proenza Schouler, Band of Outsiders, Alexander Wang, and their own O.C. line and more.
Opening Ceremony, 451 North La Cienega Boulevard, (between Rosewood and Oakwood avenues); 310-652-1120
–Nikki Cho Russo
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