What the cool dude will wear for fall 2010- John Varvatos, Roberto Cavalli, Woolrich & Opening Ceremony
Milan & Paris Report: We admit it it that it can be tricky to get a guy to look cool and fashionable, when it’s not in his genes.
Most men can handle a twist on classic, well-cut pieces to look modern– add the style edge of some Heritage basics, rugged Buffalo plaid, and Rocker perfection pieces that withstand the test of time.
Here are some of our favorite designer key looks for fall 2010 that your man will want to mix into his wardrobe and not feel silly.
At first look he’s a rock-n-roller that’s moody, skinny, dark and seductive, that’s the blueprint behind the ethos of the John Varvatos man, yet when you break down any Varvatos collection, such as Fall/Winter 2010, you get a range of fundamental classics from suiting that’s got just the right amount of cool tweaking for that extra kick to basics that serve as a palette to let you do the styling.
It’s nice to see that the 80’s infatuation many of the Italian houses have been pushing for so many season’s now has taken a backseat, such as at Roberto Cavalli’s punkish yet luxuriously reserved Fall/Winter 2010 show. Long known to be the go-to guy for the Euro playboy’s and leather-clad rock-n-rollers out there, Cavalli’s recent outing was based on punk-era London with surprisingly rugged elements thanks to the use of rich buffalo plaids and a heavy-handed use of sumptous fur collars on everything from printed parkas to military inspired topcoats. A wise study of contrasts(print on print, texture on texture) and a precise run-through of some London’s pinnicale moments in men’s fashion history, this collection offered an impressive range of luxe essentials that offered something for every man, weather he’s a dandy, a mod or a punk, and in Cavalli’s capable hands, the outcome was brilliantly polished and resolutely modern.
>> See Woolrich fashion show photos
Unlike the fast resurgence other old-school American mill houses like Pendelton have recently awoken to, Woolrich Woolen Mill’s recently appointed creative director Daiki Suzuki has taken a cautious and quietly calcualted route with the iconic label. Influenced by both the stark colors from late 1970’s and early 80’s designer labels like Comme des Garcons— an aesthetic he grew up with and learned much from—as well as his passion for Americana and Woolrich hunting plaids," Daiki Suzuki presented a small Fall/Winter 2010 collection that offered a myriad of riffs on classic plaid dressing from graphic understated shrunken blazers to oversized plaid toppers, all somehow acheiving that fine line between classic and contemporary. And unlike those other labels, Suzuki’s acheivements for the house are quietly more substantial as the overall appeal of these clothes is their un-timely feel.