Part 2 of the Paris Buyer's Notes
Women’s fashion tends to be a little ahead of menswear and it’s no surprise that, after seeing the rise (pun intended) of mom jeans, that the 80’s and early 90’s were making a comeback. But just like how mom jeans have undergone a subtle change that works better than before (less pleats and modern, soft tapers), so too are menswear favorites receiving an upgrade.
The 80’s vibe is there, but it just hints at it. The hard lines and sharp silhouettes have been muted and the timeless quality of luxury men’s sportswear has been pushed forward.
You’d be right to notice the influence of 50’s and early 60’s Ivy Trad permeating collections as well. It’s a birds-eye view and balance of the historical record, but the pastels and patterns of the 80’s are back like a good mood. Colors have become warmer and more playful. And in today’s world, it’s a welcome respite.
With many of our returning brands and the new ones we’ve signed, there’s a timeless quality - less statement pieces and more refinement in the day to day reality of what men wear.
It will be a great season to stock up on favorites made better than ever.
Braggin' Draggons. This is a brand we discovered at Anatomica in a meeting with Rocky Mountain Featherbed. A brand that was brought back to life by those geniuses. The original was an offshoot made to compete with Lacoste in the 80's by Sears. Great, classic preppy pieces with vintage colors and fit.
There was a lot to see in Paris and we’ll be back soon. One of the highest creative moves a multi-brand retailer like ours can make is in choosing what to stock. The conversations we’ve had with our customers in store and online have helped guide our direction and edit. Thanks for that.
And get excited for Spring '20, because it’s not just hype, it’s a collection built around everyday excellence…
Till then, pick up current season favorites on sale now...