Monday, January 31, 2011
You were quick to notice the subtle textural differences in the three: the red plaid has tiny diagonal ridges in the weave, the black has a micro-check pattern, and the green plaid is smooth. At 57 inches in length and hovering between two-and-a-half and three inches in width, Metro Retro is finding the right balance in size and slimness. The ties appear to be silk-lined three-fold construction, and they certainly feel durable enough to stand up to extended wear, provided you don't regularly leave the top down on the 1957 Porsche 357 A Speedster on the way to the lawn club.
The brand takes great pride in its wide selection of unique fabrics and prints (although some of these are a bit loud for your taste) as well as the fact that their products are handcrafted in Brooklyn, which may help to explain why price points may seem high to some (wool neckties are around $95). But the bottom line is that Metro Retro ties are versatile; they can be dressed up or down and worn with casual ease from the office straight out to dinner.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Wooyoungmi's autumn/winter collection, entitled "Silent Era," takes its inspiration from the era of the silent movie, when stars communicated with an exaggerated style of dress and explored the proportions and the boundaries of classic style.
The Korean designer offers the following description:
"With outerwear creating the central figure, wide leg trousers are combined with heavy overcoats to give a slouchy square silhouette, while cropped trousers peek from below long-line jackets, and suiting is wrapped up with knits. A study of texture discovers fluffy trousers, oversized knits, layered jackets and coats. Heavy becomes light and light becomes heavy with quilted and thick wool trousers, and over-coats in softest cashmere. A palette of soft greys, blacks and slate blues nod to the gentleman while staying fresh with a dash of white, cream and oxblood.
"Offbeat interchangeable accessories compliment the playfulness of proportion. Bow ties in felt and feather are cut out and pop-up. Detached collars, cuffs and bibs add layers. Traditional footwear is thrown out of balance by a thick wedged sole. A line-up of black felt helmet-like hats provides a backdrop of uniformity against which the collection plays."