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Going Euro: The Six Swimsuits to Consider

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It’s not unlikely that you’re going to find yourself in or very near a body of water in the next few months.

And should that body of water happen to be on the Iberian peninsula, in the French Riviera, on a lake with an Italian name or at that very European pool party your neighbors throw every Bastille Day... you’ll want the appropriate pair of trunks: ones straight from Europe. There’s just something different about the way they make swimsuits over there—maybe it’s the power-tie-esque patterns, their progressive stance on upper-thigh visibility or those six weeks during summer when the entire continent shuts down while everyone heads to the nearest beach.

So, should you be in the market for a pair of trunks from the land that invented the concept of “summering,” we’ve rounded up your best bets, after the jump.»

Fall Colors

We’re heading into deep fall—and here’s your refresher course on layering.

This snap comes from the recently released fall ’12 lookbook of Alexandre Mattiussi’s AMI line (you’ll recognize his houndstooth DB as a Fall Must Have) and is the spitting image of what you should be thinking for fall: layers, chunky knits and a shot of dark, rich color. (Though you might want to tuck in that shirt.) The entire lookbook is a good place to start if you need a reminder of how fall looks outside of a suit, so we pulled some of our favorite looks.

Your deep-fall refresher course, after the jump.»

The Flash of Color

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It’s easy to end up with a fall wardrobe full of grays and browns, so we thought we’d take a moment to celebrate the singular charm of a red sweater underneath a tweed jacket.

This particular snap comes from the French label Ami, who recently unveiled their fall/winter plans, but it’s about as universal as it gets. The classic version of the sweater is J.Press’s Shaggy Dog, which offers anything from Kelly green to teal, but all you really need to do is look out for something thick and bright.

And if you’re going for the full Camelot trifecta, make sure your collar’s buttoned down.