Today marks the first day of New York Fashion Week, and the international fashion cognoscenti are descending upon Lincoln Center as we speak.
And as any well-read menswear enthusiast will tell you, it pays to know what exactly all the fuss is about (especially if you find yourself suddenly sharing a barstool with your new Estonian friend or in a heated debate with your tailor). So with that in mind, we’ve prepared an A-to-Z primer of talking points and trivia that should get your through the spectacle that is NYFW.
Obama & Terry Richardson: Is that a campaign lawn stick or are you just happy to support me? [Kanye West's Blog]
It Speaks: While we’d always imagined rings of fire, a crafty blogger reveals that when Anna Wintour opens her mouth it’s just a standard question-me-and-die British accent. [TheCut]
G Crew: The Gentlemen’s Quarterly toppers picked like well-dressed vultures through J. Crew’s fall offerings, comprising their favorite three looks for you to snatch up. [J Crew]
The Outer Gentleman: Head Porter adds a sophisticated touch to active gear for the sportier man. Fall ’08 features totes, wallets, key holders and camera bags in durable fabrics with a gingham print. [Hypebeast]
If you've been watching hockey at all this season - and given that you're reading a men's fashion website, there's only about a 20% chance of that - you might have noticed that Sean Avery, forward for the surging New York Rangers is a little bit of an odd bird. But WWD tapped us into a whole new level of the left wing's oddness.
This marks the first, but by no means the last, MOTH appearance for Hamish Bowles, the dashing Brit writer, editor and style guru who's one of the best dressed men in the world. His impeccable bespoke suits—some day we hope to wrest from him the name of his tailor—are always accompanied by eye-popping shirt and tie combinations, offset by the ever-present insouciant forelock and bold tortoiseshell eyeglasses.