Saturday, July 24, 2010

Where the Boys (clothes) Are

New York is sweltering. I mean New Orleans 105 degrees, 100% humidity and refusing to rain hot.  Or at least if feels like it when you're traipsing around the city (Note: just because the sky is clear and the sun is out does not make it a nice day for a walk!)  Still the walk from Union Square to Chelsea for the (capsule) Menswear Trade Show Spring 2011 for global emerging menswear brands, provided a welcome reprieve of A/C and eye candy of menswear and the dapper dudes donning them. Admittedly, some of the lines were a bit staid and repetitive (sorry boys, it's just hard to muster the same level of excitement for an array of multicolor boat shoes as for I can for women's strappy sandals) and many brands are well above the POP price point but I did find a couple new lines to add including Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen. Based in California, the collection is diverse, interesting and wearable; a little bit hipster, a little bit preppy casual, you know, in between (ah hence the name!)  So even when not buying it was fun and inspiring just to check out what the boys are wearing and what's to come in Spring '11. 
Shades of Grey Spring 2011


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