_Hey everyone, we are doing some changes to EIU (good ones), so from now on, you can catch Thomas’ posts on Male Ugly as co-editor… that’s right he’s mooooovin’ on up!
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While I remain thoroughly underwhelmed by the doldrum that was New York Fashion week, there was still the odd look that lent a drop of inspiration.
Gilded Age – The piping theme we saw with Fall continues into Spring with this cardigan from Gilded Age. As with Engineered Garments, Gilded Age is bringing back the sense of pride once manifest throughout American workwear.
Patrick Ervell – I don’t know if I’d ever be able to carry it off, but I can’t stop looking at this swirling pullover (anorak?) from Mr. Ervell. Yes, it looks like someone took a painter’s canvas and draped it over a model, but has draped painter’s canvas ever looked this good?
Michael Bastian – I’ve wanted a slim, double-breasted blazer since seeing one in the June GQ, and Bastian has delivered several. And by cuffing the pant offhandedly rather than hemming it he avoids the dreased Thom Browne effect.
Shipley & Halmos – The rise of yellow – all hail its rise. Few things are making me happier than the introduction of colour to tailored pieces. Perhaps now we’ll end the see of grey, brown, and blue that plagues offices everywhere (although an entirely yellow suit might be some way off.)
William Rast – Didn’t suck. No one was more surprised than me.