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Fall Trend Report 2011: Numero Dos

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

 

 

Here are a couple of hand picked trends for this season, featuring beautiful photography and a reinvention of classic looks. Magazines like Esquire show how it’s possible to rework the fashion image of your favorite icon, like James Dean, and bring it into 2011. Also let’s not forget the importance of accessories, in this case, ties and new shoes.

Man in Charge: Bring Back the Suit

Wool suit ($648) by Banana Republic; cotton shirt ($595) by Brioni; silk knit tie ($105) by Thomas Pink; leather shoes ($860) by Fratelli Rossetti.  Photo by: Tony Kim of Esquire Magazine

Wool suit ($648) by Banana Republic; cotton shirt ($595) by Brioni; silk knit tie ($105) by Thomas Pink; leather shoes ($860) by Fratelli Rossetti. Photo by: Tony Kim of Esquire Magazine

Pair it with this set by Daniel Dolce:

Cufflinks Sets: Daniel Dolce, diagnal stripe with hematite, onyx, and mother of pearl

Cufflinks Sets: Daniel Dolce, diagnal stripe with hematite, onyx, and mother of pearl

Tips from Esquire: Get the Right Fit

If you’re a member of the one-size-up, I-like-my-jacket-roomy club, the DB suit is not for you. The jacket should hug your sides, the sleeves should be cut slim, and the shoulders should have as little padding as possible. The close fit you get with most of today’s double-breasted suits is essential for pulling it off.

Cashmere coat ($4,150) by Louis Vuitton; camel-hair suit ($2,095) by Versace; cotton shirt ($340) by Salvatore Ferragamo; silk tie ($195) by Brioni; leather shoes ($825) by Dolce & Gabbana. Photo by Tony Kim

Tips from Esquire: Give the DB Suit a Chance

Used to be that wearing a suit to work was an act of submission, of following a code. But today it’s more like an act of aggression — that in a world in which suiting up is increasingly seen as optional, wearing a suit, much less one of the new breed of slim-cut double-breasted suits, brands you a maverick. The DB suit is swagger incarnate.

 

Style Icon: James Dean

Rebel Without a Cause  Jacket by Michael Bastian, t-shirt by Patrik Ervell, jeans by J. Crew, shoes by Rag & Bone.  PHOTOGRAPH BY John Jannuzzi

Rebel Without a Cause Jacket by Michael Bastian, t-shirt by Patrik Ervell, jeans by J. Crew, shoes by Rag & Bone. PHOTOGRAPH BY John Jannuzzi

How can I work plaid in with a tie?? Here’s how:

Shirt and Tie (Plaid)

PLaid Shirt with Tie

Plaid Shirt with Tie

Get it from CLM: It is true that you can’t have enough ties in your wardrobe. The important thing, however, is having classic, good quality ties that will not fall away (or out of style) due to the impetuous tides of fashion.

Purple Clover Tie, 100% Italian Silk Neck Wear from Daniel Dolce

Purple Clover Tie, 100% Italian Silk Neck Wear from Daniel Dolce

And where would we be without shoes? I’ll tell you one thing, you wouldn’t get very far. Don’t be afraid of a little color in both the shoes and the pant. We personally love this bright-ish brown hue of these loafers with the blue pants:

Leather loafers ($218) by the Frye Company; cotton moleskin trousers ($1,100) by Salvatore Ferragamo. PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEFFREY WESTBROOK/STUDIO D

Leather loafers ($218) by the Frye Company; cotton moleskin trousers ($1,100) by Salvatore Ferragamo. PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEFFREY WESTBROOK/STUDIO D

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