As the leaves begin to change, so do the colors we wear. And this fall our colors have an added depth and richness thanks to the fine Italian and English fabrics we’ve chosen, many from artisan mills that have been honing their craft for generations.
And as always, we’re proud to offer this quality and style with great value. So here’s a preview of what to look for in our Fall 2011 collection.
Let’s face it, no matter how cool under pressure you are, there are going to be days (Monday through Friday, for example), when you’ve got to roll up your sleeves, loosen your collar, and get in crunch mode. Now you can do so with extra flair thanks to the new trim detail on our patterned dress shirts, which feature contrast fabrics inside collars and cuffs.
We know many of you believe a white dress shirt is the most elegant, hands down. Well now you can keep the boldness that only a white shirt provides but still add a dash of visual interest with our new White-on-White Non-Iron Cotton Dress Shirts, made of fine long-staple cotton with textural panache. And for those who prefer shirts that pop with color, our latest fashion dress shirt offerings included richer pinks and blues, and stripes of yellow and orange.
Revived in the ‘80s during the reign of the big-money power look, club collars have returned after a two-decade hiatus. Start with our classic blue and white versions, since with a collar that distinct, you don’t need any more bells and whistles.
Suede is big for us this year, and we’ve got no fewer than eight shoe options and four belts to pair with your favorite nubby flannels and tweeds. Keep the country gentleman vibe going with our new crest ties in luxurious pure silk, like all our neckwear.
And speaking of country gentleman, our Donegal Suit was such a hit last year we brought it back for those of you who missed out, and added a new color (black, just to mix things up) for anyone who wants seconds. The suit just oozes sophistication through fabric, cut, and details like lapelled vest, jacket ticket pocket and trouser coin pocket. And with the myriad flecks of color that characterize Donegal fabric, you’ll have endless coordination possibilities.
For sportcoats, you’ll be living la dolce vita with our new Italian models like our camel-colored wool and cashmere jacket with great details like removable throat latch, a collar lining of suede instead of felt, and elbow patches in the same fabric. For something more rugged, our Shetland sportcoat combines the hearty woolen with a more polished sense of color, and is the product of a small mill with artisans who take pride in their craft.
You’ll need something to layer under those sportcoats, and this season we’re now carrying exclusively Woolmark-branded merino wool, made by a coalition of Australian growers producing what many consider the whitest, softest wool in the world. Australian merino’s virtues include not just softness, but elasticity, drape and breathability. And with our two-for-$119 offer — where you can mix and match polo, v-neck, vest, mock turtleneck and zip cardigan — you can also add affordable to the list.
Little things mean a lot. In fact, small accessories are often our favorite items. Aviators are about as iconic as sunglasses get, and we’re pleased to offer them with polarized lenses and timeless styling. Among our hat offerings are a fantastic wool fedora in a beautiful shade of rust that pairs superbly with our ankle boot in rich brown Italian leather.