While you’ve probably got a trusty pair of shades tucked away from last summer, it’s always nice to have another pair to reach for in the event of the inevitable... Forgetting them in a cab. A tragic kayaking mishap. Accidents happen.
Luckily, a handsome new crop of sunglasses has landed on the market just in time to have you fully equipped to keep your eyes stylishly protected from the harmful effects of the sun—and the occasional morning after—when you’ll need them most. Even luckier: we’ve rounded up your best options, from new-age club masters to good old aviators. So, without further ado:
We’ve filtered through all of the online sale noise and graded your best options out there, should you feel inclined to do any menswear browsing this weekend...
For the Europhile: With plenty of items at up to 80% off at the Corner, you’ll have to do some digging (and get lucky with sizes), but there are some good finds for the Maison Martin Margiela, Andrea Pompilio and Dries Van Noten fans out there. Discount: A Sizes Available: C+ Selection: B
For the Bits and Bobs: Sir Jack’s has a wide range of menswear, accessories and grooming products for up to 60% off. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: B Selection: A
For the Blanket Statement: A good wool blanket is a good thing to have—and hard to find a deal on—so the 30% off Context is running on their stock is worth a look. Discount: A Sizes Available: N/A Selection: B+
For Falling Forward: Things are going fast and the sale ends at midnight tonight, but if you want to snag some Todd Snyder fall gear for up to 68% off, act quick. Discount: B+ Sizes Available: A Selection: A+
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.
Yoox kicked off their semi-annual sale this week, and it’s definitely worth a look. But in case you aren’t in the mood to sift through a thousand-plus specimens of avant-Italian menswear, we’ve put together a little guide on the names to look for. You may want to bookmark this one…
Farfetch isn’t as well known in the States, but it’s a great resource for anyone who gets a thrill from browsing through boutiques. (We’ll go ahead and assume that’s you.) They’re an e-commerce hub for a whole cohort of European and British shops, which means you end up sorting through thousands of designers at once. And when they go on sale, they really go on sale.
As per usual, Maison Martin Margiela have managed to make us do a double take. These wood effect laceless oxfords have made their debut for spring, complete with a cap toe and an actual wooden stacked heel. And, since they’re made of napa leather, the breaking in process will be less daunting than it appears. Now, onto the plexiglass wingtips…
The oxford has gotten a pretty thorough reworking lately, but leave it to Maison Martin Margiela to give the trend a classical twist. This velvet oxford wavers somewhere brown and gray thanks to its unusual texture, and while it might be a bit more brittle than the leather or even the canvas editions, it should be worth the care.
Maison Martin Margiela has been dipping their toes in the sneaker game for some time, but usually they favor a style of spaceman high-top that, like most avant-garde sneakers, appeals more to streetwear shops than the haute crowd.
Luckily, this season finds MMM taking that same monochrome sleakness to a soccer-shoe model, and the result is pretty envy-inspiring. The silhouette may be treading on Puma territory, but the all-leather approach and the perfectly chosen shade of blue place it a few cuts above the competition. Not that we'd expect anything less...
Maison Martin Margiela has specialized in snow-white minimalism for a couple decades now, but they just now applied the idea to home décor. As you might guess, the result is every bit as weirdly playful as what we’re used to seeing on the runway.
The first collection of home goods just debuted at the Salon del Mobile in Milan (via My Fashion Life) with items like wine bottle lamps, wallpaper, carpeting and bookshelves, all in MMM's trademark white. Our personal favorites were the paneled doors, mostly for the sheer cheek involved in applying high fashion principles to one of the least glamorous items in the house.
The collection should hit stores and showrooms in 2010.