As you may recall from our recent announcement, today is the first day of the MRket men’s fashion industry tradeshow in New York City. The show kicked off this morning, and we will be live blogging over the next few days. As expected, there are quite a few interesting items for the 2013 Spring/Summer season, and over the course of the show, we will be covering the outfits of the attendees, Italian brands, British manufacturers, new and upcoming trendsetters, and last but not least, other notable American and international brands. Stay tuned!
First, let’s take a look at a few outfits here at the show. As you’d expect, attendees dress to impress and my fellow blogger Guerre of Guerrismsis started out the morning by wearing a great checked suit with a green overplaid, and a gigantic ring!
This Italian chap is dressed in light summer colors in the form of a three piece suit with an unbuttoned white shirt!
Take a look at this American wearing a light grey sportscoat with a high gorge and skinny lapels, a blue-yellow checked shirt and a solid blue tie. Note the patch pockets.
This gentleman is obviously not shy about using color. He paired his grey striped suit with a red & blue striped shirt and an orange, blue, red, and yellow striped tie. He’s clearly a fan of stripes! The outfit is topped off by a finely woven Panama hat with a brown brim, a three-fold chiffon band and Persol glasses.
The ladies are dressed in MRket colors,
while the young lifeguard provides a bit of a beach feeling.
Next up is Edward Armah, who wears a windowpane check sportscoat, a gingham blue shirt, a double-sided bow tie, a lapel pin and a violet pocket round with a velvet brown tassel loafers.
This Italian gentleman wears a summery combination of a green striped cotton jacket, a poplin shirt with orange stripes, and a solid silk satin pocket square.
Marcella Tarantino Stilista from Canada wears an ivory summer suit with a flowery tie and an Italian striped hat band that speaks to his origins.
Walter Schik came to the US in 1947 from Austria and built one of New York’s premier tie manufacturers – Bentley Cravats. He wears a mid-grey glencheck suit with a blue overplaid and tie with little airplanes. Personally, I like his knit hat the most.
Orlando Armstrong pulls off a plaid sportcoat with a plain blue shirt that he combines with a brown/green pocket square and his signature button.
Overall, we’re off to an interesting start here at the show, so look forward to a few more articles as we report on our observations. Which outfit did you like the best, and what would you wear to a fashion-focused gathering, given the opportunity?