Check out the Spring/Summer 2011 collection for Marc by Marc Jacobs. In looking at the pics for this collection, it consciously dawned on us that, while we don’t love every item in the collection, a designer’s impact on fashion — Hedi Slimane comes to mind with that he did to men’s fashion during his sting at Dior Homme — isn’t always the collection he designs. It’s a mood, a look, a way of putting things together (styling if you will) an outfit that has an impact.
While we may never buy a piece from this collection, we love the British rock n roll meets school boy casual look of it as a whole.
Another line we’ve been eying, but are just covering for the first time is by ex Bergdorf‘s Fashion Director turned menswear designer Michael Bastian. It’s preppy, classic, casual, and sporty all wrapped into one. We like the simplicity of the line and the A+ for wear-ability. And kudos to Bastian for having models over the age of 19 and some with meat on their bones.
If you’re in New York, you know the weather today is perfect for a t-shirt — warm and sunny. We recommend any tee by designer Alexander Yamaguchi. We bought the Pocket Tee at Assembly New York a few months back and it’s so awesome. The fabric is spot on, as are the cut and fit. The crowning glory? The price point. Given the quality and how cool the line is, the prices are just right.
Check out the t-shirts by Alexander Yamaguchi available in Aloha Rag‘s eShop. We’re heading down to the New York retail store this weekend to see what they have in our size!