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Let’s face it–living in New York City is just somehow better than other places. Now we’re not New York snobs over here, but the best season to possibly live in NYC would hands down be fall.
Something about the bitter chill, the warm subway nooks, the street lights coming on at 5pm, and the colorful leaves in Central Park that make the hustle and bustle all worth while.
1. The landscape views (from your fire escape, friend’s balcony, rooftop).
2- Trees in Central Park.
3- The opening(s) of ice skating rinks.
4- The “new” lights–or shall we say, newly added?
5. You actually feel somewhat cozy on a crowded train
6- Happy hour seems to start earlier, but only because it gets darker earlier.
7- Fall colors go best up against a concrete jungle. Ever notice that your muted clothes look so good up against a background of brick? What’s up with that? FALL is what’s up with that…
8-New Yorkers seem to look better in boots and scarves. We’re not the most attractive bunch without them. Think: if we were in Miami how out of place we’d all look? New Yorkers are not made for bikinis and speedos, so it seems.
9- Football season in HD at every bar/ friend’s apartment. It’s always on the screen, reminding you of comfort, ale, and evening banter–even if you’re not that into football.
10- Even if there’s a blizzard, you can still get delivery–at any time of the day or night. Take that suburbs.
Words cannot describe McQueen’s new Fall 2012 Collection. Just watch…
Straight from the mouth of GQ magazine contributor Matthew Sebra: “Sarah Burton’s Fall 2012 collection for the house of McQueen celebrated one of the brand’s hallmarks, razor sharp tailoring, and to let guys experience the roped shouldered goods beyond a traditional lookbook the brand put together the above clip. It’s traditional Savile Row menswear meets signature McQueen plays on proportion and pattern and loaded with natty rigs a stylish (and loaded) man could use.”
Here are some of Cufflinksman’s Favorite Looks, coupled with our (much more affordable, but still as stylish) accessories:
AKA The Perfect Over Jacket paired with the perfect cufflinks from LOMA
We especially love the detailing on this sweater! It really primes the look for the pivotal transition between fall and winter. The tailored, clean blue suit brings out the “rustic” qualities in the sweater too.
Pair this look with these English 6-Pence Hand Painted Coin Cufflinks for only $139
Sand Cashmere Double Breasted Coat, Fine woven cashmere double-breasted coat with single vent and tortoise shell buttons: fully lined. $2,395
Aubergine Satin Pants: Satin trousers with 19 cm width leg; trousers feature signature Alexander McQueen branded ribbon inside waistband and concealed zip and button closure – note, trousers are not lined and are sold unhemmed. $695
Black velvet waistcoat with flower embroidery and 3 silk satin covered buttons to close: adjustable gun metal buckle at back.
And lastly, this BAG is amazing:
We know you want to know more about this bag, so here ya go:
City leather top-handle demanta tote with leather trim border and leather Alexander McQueen stamped plaque with fold-down magnetic button flaps. Features small gold finish brass stud detail and wide double zip opening with leather pulls. This bag is cotton canvas lined and has an interior zip pocket.
At first glance, one notices similarities in this line and Gilded Age for fall. But rest assured, they are very different. One thing to notice is the rolled up pants in several designers’ shows (we’ve also seen it in the last post about Alexander McQueen, Burberry, and Armani). Todd Snyder’s line shows up yet another way to pair this “rolled up pant look” with an outdoorsy flair, albeit another layered one, with pops of unexpected color, like rustic orange, in between the browns, greys, and khaki colors.
What we love: the working man’s boots, layered cardigans, rolled up fitted pants, fur lined coats, fingerless gloves (especially in olive green) coupled with a simple beret. All amount to one sexy, effortless look for fall.
GQ Reports: “In his first fall collection for Joseph Abboud, newly-enlisted designer Bernardo Rojo goes in for the kill. First up, details, lots of them: flecked wool and houndstooth trousers, slick Glen plaid and flannel suits with wide lapels, luxe trucker and cruiser jackets, chunky turtlenecks and cable knits, and one well-groomed mohair suit jacket. These unlikely combinations mingled with equally curious colors, from pinkish brown to you-stay-classy burgundy to winter white. Blended together, it all became a two-pronged look: one part super-fly businessman, one part tree-chopping outdoorsman.”
Joseph Abboud, The Details for fall 2012
This upcoming fall season, Gilded Age (GA), it seems to be all about layering (well of course) and the mixing of textures. In this ultra modern, yet throw back to the 90s with a nod to sophistication, GA sends a rough, refined message to viewers (and wearers). We Love: the well-worn leather jackets, chunky sweaters, layered fabrics and textures, soft leather boots without adornments, and pops of unexpected color on hemlines.
GQ Reports: “Racing stripes were subtly woven into scarves and sweaters and the subdued, dusty grays and blues used throughout ensured this season stay on the softer side of chopper culture.” So that’s the unexpected color pops we love?