Spring can be slightly unpredictable, what with freak rain storms and days of blissful sun. For those who refuse to lug around their over-sized coats, consider the denim jacket as your new spring fashion staple item. Now re-fashioned in every desirable fabric weight available to the average gentleman, you can be just as dressy or paired down as you like. Take a look at some new fabrications of the jeans jacket: everything from the classic to country-club acceptable. Yes, even colored denim options are brought back from years past, with a fresh point of view in structure and tailoring.
1. AllSaints Powder Denim Jacket
2. Burberry Brit Pocket-Front Slim-Fit Denim Blazer
3. Denim & Supply Railroad Striped Denim Jacket
4. Cheap Monday Tobias Denim Jacket
5. Naked & Famous Denim Classic Denim Jacket
6. ASOS Colored Denim Jacket in Rose
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: AllSaints, ASOS, Burberry Brit, Cheap Monday, Denim & Supply, denim jackets, jeans jackets, menswear, Naked & Famous, Outerwear, spring fashion
The G-Star Raw by Marc Newson Spring 2012 Collection is all about outerwear and classic denim cuts. We’re a big fan of the aqua hooded jacket which is great for those those rainy spring days, but also a bright enough to keep our spirits up! After all, who wants clothing that makes them look and feel gloomy? Not us! The jean jacket stands out thanks to the contrast stitching and two-tone denim collar & pockets. The dark-wash jeans also caught our eye thanks to the faded blue to white cuffs. Definitely an interesting look but we would really only like them paired with something that matches that electric blue shade–not always an easy task. The collection will be available in the coming months at the G-Star Raw Online Shop.
Images via Designer Denim Jeans Fashion.
Tags: contrast stitching, crewneck sweater, dark wash denim, Denim Menswear, G-Star Raw, G-Star Raw by Marc Newson, hooded jacket, jean jacket, Marc Newson, Outerwear, rugby polo, spring 2012, two-tone denim
One look at the Sopopular “Slice of Suburbia” Lookbook for Spring/Summer 2011-2012 and the first thing we have to say is that the styling is absolutely gorgeous. From the model’s hair, to the thin string belts, right down to the complementary footwear, Sopopular did not miss a beat with this shoot. The lookbook redefines our thoughts on color as this tough dude is seen in powdery tones which stray from the dark shades we usually associate with this sort of alternative look. Khaki plays a really big part in the collection, but is so much more than just a pant material—we’re seeing it in outerwear and color block shirts that are accented with asymmetrical zippers which really push us away from what we thought we knew of this fabric. The addition of floral details and contrast fabrics also give us a fresh approach to the usual prep look. As this model shows, the clothes may be clean and dapper, but still are totally casual and ooze coolness. So if your guy is a badass at heart and in fashion, Sopopular has got him covered!
Images via Selectism.
Tags: asymmetrical zippers, contrast fabrics, Denim Work Shirt, khaki, Outerwear, Sopopular, string belts
If the Armani Jeans Fall/Winter 2011-12 catalogue is any indicator to what the upcoming season is going to be like, then don’t worry about the cold weather—it is still going to be a hot one! Julie Saner shows how great denim can make you look (topless or not!), as well as all the other options they have of knits, outerwear, tees, and blouses. The catalogue displays an aura of sophistication that is perfect for the workplace, a day out in the city, or the hustle of an ivy-league campus. Armani Jeans makes sure you have plenty of options to match with your favorite denim piece—we’re dying to get our hands on thatdenim skirt and fur/leather jacket combo ourselves!
Images via Fashion Gone Rogue.
Tags: Armani Jeans, blouses, denim skirt, Fall 2011, Julia Saner, knits, Outerwear, tees, Winter 2012
Here at PROJECT NY we got the chance to speak to one of the brands that is on the forefront of men’s fashion, Onassis. The company is comprised of a small team that is committed to excellence, which is why they only release 12-33 units of each item and then start creating more greatness. Comfort is their top priority but don’t worry, they have boutique quality while maintaining reasonable prices. This fall they will be releasing denim in three fits: a relaxed straight-leg, a skinny, and a slim, and the options don’t stop there as they will feature at least three washes per fit. The team also let us in on a new “wave dye” they have for vests, chinos, and 5 pocket jeans and take note, it is a definite must-have.
The best part is that we didn’t just love their denim—everything they had to show us from bags to outerwear to knits blew us away! Onassis may be new to the fashion world, but after seeing not even half of their collection at the show today, we know they’ll be around for quite some time.
Can’t get enough? Stop by their store at 71 Greene St. or shop online.
Photos by Raffael Flores Contreras.
Tags: greene street, New York, Outerwear, Project NY, project show, slim fit, straight-leg jeans. skinny jeans
While we have seen a lot of up and coming denim these past two days at PROJECT NY, we can’t forget about our long time favorite brands, especially Buffalo by David Bitton. Their clothing has a European feel that is easily relatable to the American customer, which is always a nice combo. We were lucky enough to talk to Robert Castaldo who is the brand’s sales rep for the entire East Coast, and he let us in on what’s new for their 2011 Holiday collection. Their premium price denim will be out in a variety of washes and fits so you won’t be running out of gift options any time soon. The great thing about Buffalo is that besides denim, they offer a full collection of knits, woven shirts, and outerwear for men and women. We’ll be seeing these in an array of dusty colors and soft fabrics that will ensure maximum comfort and style in the upcoming colder months.
Photos by Raffael Flores Contreras.
Tags: buffalo by david bitton, buffalo denim, Holiday collection, knits, Outerwear, Project NY, project show, Robert Castaldo, woven shirts
One menswear collection (or wardrobe as designer Christophe Decarnin prefers to call it) that we could not go without making a big fuss out of is without a doubt Balmain Homme. And though we would much rather have seen these ultra layered looks walk down a runway, we have to admit thislookbook is pretty amazing. There is a huge emphasis on outerwear in this collection, including everything from blazers to huge oversized military coats–a big trend for Fall. Naturally, the brand’s signature paneled biker jeans are back, however a much more simpler, straight-leg and much loser fit has been added to into the mix, which we love. One thing is certain: Decarnin can do no wrong. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, any man wearing his styles will certainly look really good and is sure to get noticed.
View the full lookbook on Style.com.
Tags: Autumn/Winter 2011, Balmain Homme, Christophe Decarnin, Fall 2011, Fall Trends, LookBook, menswear, Military Coats, Outerwear, Paneled Biker Jeans