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“The kimono-front style sweaters—a really cool, unique spin on the classic V-neck. “—Matthew Sebra, GQ associate fashion editor
What We Love:
The lighter feel of the traditional blazer becomes apparent in the rolled up and shortened sleeves. They are cut shorter than your regular sleeve and then loosely rolled up. The extra soft and slinky sweater hangs just below the belt and exposes itself just right under the sleeve. The cool thing is you can swap the light sweater for a collared shirt and add these English Pound Cross Hand Painted Cufflinks:
“Green corduroy shorts.”—Garrett Munce, GQ fashion editor
What We Love:
The slightly “shorter” shorts to show off the top of the calf muscle, along with the subtle aqua marine color. Let’s be honest, it’s not quite green like Munce says, but he knows what he’s talking about. Coupled with a white belt, the loose, relaxed fitted collared shirt peaks out of a stunning red mauve colored blazer. The blazer is one of those perfect spring/summer jackets, with a color that will complement everything (or close to everything at least. Pair this kind of relaxed, Harvard meets Bayside look with these Green Layered Paisley Cufflinks:
What We Love:
Again with the perfectly relaxed, yet tailored blazer in an off-white/egg shell shade, coupled with a light blue collared shirt (only buttoned in the middle, mind you). The loose fitting, shorter 30s style shorts give a considerable nod to Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby and Long Island Ice Teas on, well…Long Island. Pair this look with these Silver and Mother of Pearl Cufflinks:
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.
GQ.com recently featured a collection of must-have bags for fall 2012. But we’re thinking in terms of a more transitional fashion sense, like from winter to spring. Taking inspiration from GQ writer Matthew Sebra, we’re proud to feature the coolest, most functional bags this season (and next). The best part is, the all seem to be made impeccably, and many are classics, ensuring your purchase won’t be short lived.
Here are the Best Bags from New York Fashion Week:
Nothing is better than a beat-up, vintage inspired rucksack (nothing beside, let’s say, cufflinks of course…) This season we’ll be seeing a lot of canvas/wool blends mixed with leather accents. The great thing about this is it keeps the weight of the bag on the lower scale.
Fun, playful, and still latching onto Spring and Summer, these no-hassle, yet elegant, totes from John Bartlett are perfect for the seasonal transition. It came go to the office, as well as the beach, and we love the little details consisting of red and white stripes. Reminds us of our own fun accessory we like to call the Red Mint Cufflink…
As we reported in our earlier blog, entitled “Three Designers We Adore,” Joseph’s Abboud’s fall collection is stunning. He may even take the prize for NYC Fashion Week’s Best Runway show (in our book anyways). And as always, pair Abboud’s collection with anything from Aymara this fall season. The juxtaposition of light airy Butterfly Cufflinks and sturdy canvas bags will fit the aesthetic season.
Bastian’s collection also made our blog pages last fall, featuring orange James Dean inspired looks. Remember our “Fall Trend Report 2011: Numero Dos”? Now we couldn’t help feature his 70s meets French Decadence inspired bag for this year’s new Fall collection. And pair this decadent bag with these Chainsaw cufflinks:
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?
The most popular color on the runway for New York fashion week? Take one guess. We’ve always had this theory that fashion mirrors political/social consciousness and we, as a nation that is, are in a grey zone. But that is nothing to fret about because stylistically these looks are positively stunning. Take these three fashion mongols (dictators of the fashion realm, pioneers, Gods of Wardrobe, whatever you want to call them): Alexander McQueen, Burberry, and Emporio Armani.
Let’s take little Alex’s new looks. Bless his soul, his runway dreams are still magical. With the physical help and design aesthetic of Sarah Burton, the end result for Fall is a grey dapper, dandy, old school English aura:
Alexander McQueen, Fall 2012
It’s obvious that 90s fashion has long left us–we’ve swapped the oversized pants and greasy looks for tailored, exquisite suits, cropped pants, and long socks.
Next up we have the ultimate suit designer, Armani. GQ Magazine reports:
The Vibe for Fall 2012
This is a collection for the urban pioneer: a layered look with duster coats resting loosely over flannel suiting or draped knits, and topped with a felt fedora. Mr. Armani moves away from the futurism that has punctuated recent collections and focuses instead on soft tailoring, the cornerstone of the Armani aesthetic.
And finally, the champion of three, Burberry brings in a grey masterpiece, slightly similar to McQueen’s runway looks. GQ magazine reports: “A gray scale—that’s how Christopher Bailey weighed his collection this season. Using a series of refined two- and three-button wool gray suits in deepening shades, he’s updated the Gregory Peck look with colorful, textured splashes—Navajo-inspired patterns, bags in maroon and navy suede, mustard-tipped trenches, and watch out for the owl and cat-face bundle-necked sweaters. This is where trad meets mod.” And yes, it breeches the line and teeters between traditional and ultra modern. Love.