Earlier today we started our MRket coverage with a number of people/outfit shots. To mix it up a little bit, I’d like to add some product pictures of interesting & upcoming spring / summer 2013 garments, shoes & accessories.
Suits are getting more and more colorful…
The hats from Head’n Home are inspired by steampunk.
Kevin Willis – a designer at Willis & Walker – was a NBA player for 22 years. Before his athletic career, he got a degree in textiles and now he made it his mission to provide tall guys with dapper clothes. He measures 7′ himself, and so he perfectly understands the issues tall guys face when it comes to suits.
Suede shoes with rubber soles by Thomas Dean were offered in multiple colors, such as purple or yellow. Generally, there seems to be a trend for suede or textured leather shoes in bright colors.
Assortment of summer pants by 34 Heritage.
Red sportscoats are underrated in my opinion, especially when they are mottled like this example. Paired with royal blue pants, white flannel slacks or even seersucker trousers, red sportscoats will always look appropriate without being generic at all.
Also, plaid jackets in vibrant colors are definitely a trend. Fortunately, plaids have always been an important staple in casual menswear and as such, it would be a great investment that can be enjoyed for many summers to come.
Another trend is lightweight, deconstructed jackets without any glue or canvas. They wear like a shirt or a soft sweater, unlike like a heavy Savile Row suit from the 1950’s, and are made for the casual man who cares about his look.
Mark Cohen of Hickey Freeman, formerly the CEO of Oxxford.
These sunglasses from Shwood were engraved with the same initials of its wearer’s tattoo. Now, that is personalization in a permanent form.
Contrasting cuff buttons on washed cotton jackets are definitely something we will see more often in the future.
For the more eccentric guy, patchwork shorts may be the way to gain some attention.
Cell Phone Pics
I like to catch people in natural poses, as they reveal how clothing really looks to an observer. When using a smart phone, people are focused and forget about their style. Most of the time, these poses look much better because they are unforced.
This young chap shows how casual navy, double breasted coats can look.
Obviously, this suit was custom-made as it has green and orange buttonholes as well as embroidered logos. Personally, this reminds me more of suits that sponsored head coaches would wear, not stylish gentlemen, but each to his own.
Wristbands remain very popular, especially worn in quantity.
So, once again, there proves to be a wide variety of interesting trends and outfits at MRket!