Sunday, May 01, 2011

Spring wardrobe

The other week, as temperatures have finally risen, I dropped by the Brooks Bros flagship store on Madison Ave and also the Paul Stuart store nearby.

At BB, the second floor is being redone while the third floor houses the new spring collection for men's sportswear. I thought the merchandising and display were nicely done, grounded in warm spring/summer colors, and organized into a nautical and St. Andrews links theme (complete with a virtual driving range).

For sports shirts and accessories, I liked the emphasis on lively colors and patterns and a nice of selection of fits (from extra slim to regular in shirts to slim to regular widths in knit and woven ties).



If you adhere to the Ivy League look (or some version of it), it's worth a look. A few highlights:

At Paul Stuart, I saw these navy suede chukka boots with crepe soles (Bosley model):


The contrast stitching is a dandified touch of course. Also available in a loden suede.

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