After we introduced some stylish people and their outfits at MRket in New York, I would like to focus on the accessories and clothes presented at the show. All of these items will be available for the 2013 Spring / Summer season, so take a look what you can expect to see in stores next summer.
Panama hats have always been a great summer accessory for men, but Borsalino really tries to shake it up a bit by adding different colors and even spotty patterns to its hat portfolio. For example, take a look at this teal colored straw hat with a vibrant red or orange hat ribbon; it is certainly more vibrant than what we have seen in the past from Borsalino.
Also, they now offer two-tone hats as you can see in the picture to the right. Personally, I am not a great fan of the blue / neon green spotted straw hats. Although quite innovative, I think it looks odd. Of course, you can still get the classic Panama hat from Borsalino as well.
Michael’s Swimwear is a new brand that produces swim trunks in the US of imported fabric. The colors are bright and the paisley pattern attractive.
The cut is traditional American and apart from the mesh lining, there are no specific details. However, the fabric selection seemed quite appealing to me.
Schneider’s Salzburg from Austria is traditionally known for its overcoats made of Loden fabric, as well as their Tyrolean Tracht. However, they also offer a number of other items, such as trenchcoats and sports jackets. Interestingly, some of the sportscoats featured a pleat behind the armhole, which is not quite a shooting pleat and hence it does not provide much extra movement. Nevertheless, it provides the garment with a special look. www.schneiders.com
Without Prejudice is a British label that tries to think outside the box. They break with traditional rules, add extra buttonholes and piping to the lapel and mix it with colorful shirts and Panama fabric contrast collars. While it is not my style, I appreciate their willingness to create something new for people who do not want to go with the flow. www.without-prejudice.com
Seaward & Stern
This season, Seaward & Stern’s collection is very vibrant and almost over the top. There are only very few items that don’t scream for attention. So if you are looking for an eye catcher piece, Seaward &
Stern has many options for you, but for business they are probably a bit too bright.
I was glad to see a number of jackets that featured the 4×1 Kent Fasson. Although not really popular in recent years, I believe it is a great cut that shows more of your tie than traditional single or double breasted jackets. If you are in the market for a new blazer, consider the Kent Fasson next season.
What would you be interested in adding to your wardrobe come next season?