Classic, richly detail, white t-shirt from the J.W. Anderson F/W '010 collection gets our hearts uprising! The 100% cotton is not what's getting us oversweet; of course it's the heart-shaped tassel embroidery getting us charged.
I can see you now: Chocolate color suit, J.W. Anderson heart tee, and delightful suede steppers parading the town. OK, maybe that's Mr. MSR's styling pick. =)
However you style it, the top is full of love + character.
LeBron publicity continues. This time cover modeling on ritzy GQ. Swanking up a tasteful three-piece cashmere suit (Ralph Lauren), the mega athlete took full control affront compadre Ben Watts's camera.
Many of the fashion looks, not to my surprise, were James' fall chosen pieces. It's a wonder why he chose team Miami.
LBJ delivers the heat in GQ's September issue!
Gliding the grounds in compromising footwear is the last thing you'd want to be summer indulging. Instead step light. Step right.
I went to market scoring season-lustful finds. From cushiony to soft-soled, MSR selected flavorful picks to help trod a soft step and comfy pep.
Here's a brand that marries philanthropic passion and inventive whimsy designs. The shoe's versatile appeal offers wearers wardrobe options--from summer casual to summer hip--in one dose. I say cool! The craftsmanship is straightforward. Rich fabrics (ranging from swanky burlap to plush organic cotton) adjoined to EVA cushion insoles. Oh yea, and awesome latex arch supports. TOMS popular appeal gives buyers a key promise: Happiness Guaranteed.
What more can you ask of TOMS after that hardy promise?! Zilch.
Tried and true from 1969.
Since Patrick Robinson's creative director appointment, GAP's been modernizing classics. A sheer example with the unfussy fresh deck shoe fulling out below. With a recognizing return of the "deck" style, GAP interpretation ring out summer staple! Packing cotton canvas and breathable cushion the shoe steers summer walking on the right path.
Cole, Rood & Haan
The boat shoe is all the [trend] rage still. Three summers in counting...
Every season I nail a boat shoe I can effortlessly slide on. '010's summer shoe saunters over from design house Cole, Rood & Haan! The "Ducky" style promotes a clever incorporation of hidden elasticized goring for lace less wearing. And to boot, the Ducky boast immaculate hand sewing and hand-crafting of vegetable Italian leather.
Without difficulty I can softly say: I’ll be decking in my Ducky’s come yachting time in Montauk.
As the fashion sets crisscross Milan + Paris Spring '011 menswear shows, I sit in awe over the statement men's collections firing across my laptop screen! Clicking through the runway shots crystallized a few directional trends approaching next season.
The folks over at Prada played up mixed proportions—blending lengthier and crop shapes. Not to mention the denim-heavy creations and surplus of snug colorful knits. Prada pumped a perfect design punch if you ask me.
Louis Vuitton spoke a clear design note: Pieces for the on-the-go traveler. Muted colors, loads of texture; soft and plush fabrics trickled through the designs. I’d say: just the right combination for any spring wardrobe.
Emporio Armani took most-improved-yet-daring collection award home! Emporio unleashed batches of black-on-black leather in a seducing manner—making you cherry pick your leather fave! I’m still figuring how to nab Look #3 without breaking the Jonathan Adler plump piggy bank.
While everyone and their kin decided to jam pack the Ray-Ban train, I’m perched—summer novel in tow—awaiting the illesteva train.
Italy-manufactured New York-based, illesteva, came honking in with a debut collection of eye-swooning specs. Boasting photocromic lenses (lenses that darken on exposure to ultraviolet rays) and premium materials (titanium, bamboo, acetate), we have a simple sunglass win for the season.
What more can you ask for…
This month euphoric hit came feeding from Karl Templer. Karl decided ‘Let’s Get Lost’ in Interview’s May issue. Photog Mikael Jansson captured staggering images. The lighting flawless. Styling and gritty set design outstanding. I would have love more prominent images of the surrounding models and not just centric attention on Daria Werbowy.
Nonetheless, the 5+ page spread smoothed out well.
Just when I thought to start unpacking and freshening Spring gear, slush and sludge came plopping on the windowsill today. Mr. MSR was prepared nonetheless. Suited and booted (literally). The rainy weather brought me back to Patrik Ervell's recent "Peekaboo Slicker" for his Fall/Winter presentation.
Patrik designed a multitude of clear rain wear--in traditional cuts and poncho styles. I rooted for his traditional style simply because of the unique designing and made-to-measure appeal it offered.
PATRIK'S CLEAR TAKE ON THE RAINCOAT.
Relaxed. Comfy. Layering. Seamless...
Just a few expressions Mr. MSR seen on male show attendees. Fashion players in duckling boots and navajo jackets with clever beanie hats and Levis 501's was satisfying to the eye.
Thanks to Tommy Ton (GQ photoblogger) check out my best guy captures from Fashion Week.