Man on the Move: The Calm before the Storm
Break the casted shadow over the Fall/Winter Season with a warm collection of colors to the season's essentials. Orange, red and olive are colors that will lighten the heavy load of winter's gear. For Fall/Winter 2016, Ann Demeulemesster's Sebastien Meunier brought this calm before the storm through an array of colors complimenting a collection of rich fabrics. Together, these features bring a romance to the fashion essentials at the change of this season's spirit. Coats and combat boots are simply the force that propels this exciting season of men's fashion ahead — be prepared.
Style Advice: Bundle up with layers. Flannels, denim and acowl neck zip-up sweater will offer additional support to the performance of the essential full-length coat and combat boots.
Oliver Spencer’s New York Special Shirt in Burnel Red, ($117) brings a classic pop of color to an outfit created from a neutral color just as Men’s Softshell, ($60) from WeatherProof Garments adds an extra source of fleece insulation when facing the cold. At the same time the 7 For All Man Kind Luxe Performance Slimmy Slim Straight ($189) is a jean that resembles a dress pant. Its black tone blends with the timber of the season, and yet despite its midnight transparency, looks sleek in throughout cooler weather.
The Sisley Padded Jacket with Hood ($185) is simultaneously a statement of fashion and a practical piece of apparel. Its design is marked with outerwear connotation — draw strings, pockets and button details as the built is destined to prepare for the season ahead, including quilted interior and multiple pockets.
With the same effect, does Frye’s Brayden Bal Lace up ($358) offer a working boot and a trendy style of utilitarian fashion. However, this boot is nowhere close to costume fashion, rather its look and built is made for durability. These features are guaranteed, Frye Company has been making leather boots since 1863.
Must Have: Face the Fall/Winter season with a coat. This piece is the lead of the shopping list. A similar style of the olive colored piece from the Ann Demeulemeester’s Runway, features in a two-toned brown — chocolate highlights, for a fresh look. Take the best of both worlds —the bomber and full long sleeved sorority coat into an oversized bomber jacket by Helmut Lang ($920). This piece is an investment for the seasons. Its quilted details, for the zip panel ads a preppy sensibility. Its smart style is warped in wool, prepared to keep you warm.
Bringing this style’s perspective into to a vision for everyday life and practicality, the brand is built on a philosophy of construction of utilitarian and tailoring of design. Helmut Lang is a trendsetter for minimalist fashion since its start in 1987. Sharp angles, not many prints, get right to the point, especially for winter.
Industry Update: Former Soccer icon David Beckham further joins his wife Victoria Beckman in the fashion industry with further advancements in his invested brand Kent & Curwen. The brand just released news on its recently joined Daniel Kearns, who has developed a career after working with Faconnable, Alexander McQueen and Louis Vuitton. Pret-a- Reporter gives further details: In 2015, Beckham inked a deal with 90-year-old heritage brand under Seven Global (his joint venture with American Idol creator Simon Fuller and Hong Kong’s Global Brands). This five-year partnership with Beckham is part of Kent & Curwen’s wider efforts to garner a younger, wide fan base.” With the news of Kearn’s join, the brand will launch an online collection sold exclusively on Mr. Porter. This will help frame an updated following for the knits, including the brand’s Cricket Sweater and sporting designs that not only defines the brand, but this season’s must-have styles.