As you may (or may not) be aware—we’re in the thick of the menswear market here in NYC, with shows debuting the best of what this coming fall has in store.
We started the week off with Capsule, and while there’s a slew of fantastic happening, there are a few new kids on the block you’ll want to familiarize yourself with before September rolls back around.
You may have noticed a couple extra menswear mags on the newsstand this month: GQ’s What to Wear Now and Esquire’s Big Black Book. In our grand tradition, we read them so you don’t have to, and in this very special edition of Well Pressed, we’ve got your full breakdown of the current state of the menswear universe.
But with the seemingly infinite diversity of thicknesses, patterns, fabrics, dimensions and weaves out there... it can begin to seem just too great for one man to conquer single-handedly. So we took the liberty of rounding up some of the finest nape-drapery out there to help narrow the field—and keep you from accidentally tying on a throw blanket à la Kravitz.
The list of collaborators reads like a who’s who of menswear heavy-hitters: Rag & Bone, Engineered Garments, AC Cantarelli, Mark McNairy, Common Projects, Alex Mill and Todd Snyder. Which should lend itself well to the shop’s downtown-meets-upstate vibe. For instance, the collection launches this week with Rag & Bone’s entries—two shirts, two trousers and two jackets all made in the USA—featuring tailored updates on classics like the admiral jacket, in Italian wool and using custom buttons from the 200-year-old Waterbury Button Company. In other words: handsome stuff perfectly timed for the brisker months to come.
There are few things more autumnally satisfying than the sound of the first brittle fallen leaf crunching underfoot.
Especially when that foot is handsomely leather-clad...
Chances are, you’ve already got a go-to pair of respectably worn-in boots ready for just the occasion. But in case you’re in the market for an update, we’ve taken a moment to round up the best heavy-trodders new for this fall—from the trail-worthy to those suited for more urbane purposes—ensuring that, no matter where you are when the time comes, you’ll be handsomely prepared for some freshly raked destruction.
There’s a picture of them in the dictionary under “boat shoe.” You can wear them anywhere, from schooners to rooftop bars. And they pair with tweed and seersucker alike.
Well, now they’re unveiling something called the Gold Cup Collection—a fall arsenal of boaters, saddle shoes and chukkas perfectly timed for any autumnal adventures on the high seas or otherwise. Naturally, since originating the boat shoe in 1935, they’ve picked up a few tricks along the way, so you can expect even more ruggedly refined touches, like deerskin lining and some advanced technology to increase the grippiness of the soles in this new line.