Spring is always, well, spring like, but if you’re lucky each year brings something new and unexpected into your life. That certainly goes for us, as each spring season we get equally excited about putting fresh twists on old classics as well as unveiling new surprises. Here are some highlights of the Paul Fredrick Spring 2012 Collection.
Details continue to be a big focus for us, and perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in our latest crop of dress shirts. For starters, we were dazzled on a buying trip to London by pleat detailing down the front of dress shirts, which we thought made the shirts look terrific with a tie or without. You’ll find distinctive details such as bias cutting and contrast detail on our Contrast Interior Fabric European Style Collar & Cuff Dress Shirt (what a mouthful!), and for other subtle and innovative touches, check out the collar and cuff detailing on our Twin Stripe Pinpoint Oxford Dress Shirt.
It’s fun to surprise our customers, but it’s also satisfying to bring back greatest hits. That’s why “back by popular demand” has become one of our favorite product categories. This season’s curtain calls, which you can snatch up if you missed them the first time around, or add more colors if an item is already an old favorite, include our Cotton Field Jacket, which you guys loved as an alternative to a sport coat great for casual evenings out. For suits, making a return — in tandem with the Madonna-directed film about the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, which will surely have some great style in it — is our rakish Houndstooth Double Breasted Suit with a 6 x 2 button stance. This is as confident and elegant as you can get with a suit (pair with suede lace-up shoes for the full Windsor). In the trouser department, back for another go ’round are our Linen Trousers in flat, pleated or casual drawstring front with colors like dusty orange and French blue. Pair them with our Spun Silk knit shirts that are back in a bevy of new colors.
The season’s standouts in the dapper department include a Linen Waistcoat in glen plaid and solid choices with notch lapels and flap pockets. The Italian Silk-Wool Two-Button Sport Coat comes in an ultra-sophisticated blue and cream plaid that practically channels Cary Grant on the French Riviera in “To Catch A Thief.” Our navy blazer in brushed cotton comes with suede finish elbow patches for originality and distinction, while our Herringbone Texture Linen Two-Button Soft Coat comes with three patch pockets. Pair it with a bold pant such as our Wool Windowpane Pleated Trousers. After all, why should jackets have all the fun?
Business casual gets all kinds of options with standouts like our Gingham Linen Short Sleeve Sport Shirt with button-down collar and four color choices. Our Wool/Linen Blend Herringbone Trousers pair great with all your solid shirts and come with classic details like a button-flap coin pocket in front.
Each season has its own sartorial appeal, but spring has something extra-special about it. After a long gray winter color comes bursting out in nature — and in wardrobes. You find the sunshine, we’ll provide the clothes.