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Banana Republic launches Mad Men range (US only for now though)

By Stefano on February 28th, 2013


Ever wanted to dress like Don Draper and his dapper Madison Avenue chums? Well now you can – sort of. Banana Republic has just launched a range of Mad Men inspired clothing in the US for both men and women which was created by the series costume designer Janie Bryant. Given fashion’s current yen for all things black and white and stripey you might have expected a few more op art type items in the range. But nope, in keeping with BR’s image the range is classy, reasonably well priced and rather conservative. The women’s stuff with its geometric prints and loud stripes is loads better.

I do however like the blue suit, though would have liked an extra button, and it works well with that tie. Not too sure about some of the range but you can make your mind up.

Nice Fedora hat though.

There’s even more here. It might make it to the UK – keep an eye on the website.

Spotted first by Modculture

Brown cotton sports jacket $200

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Two button jacket made from Plaid cotton

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Trend alert – 60s mod monochrome black and white shirts, trousers and more

By Stefano on November 16th, 2012

Ikon Jam Shoes £58

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As worn by Paul Weller, and thousands of over 80s mods. Really striking shoes Ikon

One of the likely big trends in women’s wear for next is year monochrome black and white.  Think Bridget Riley, op art, stripes of varying lengths, maybe a bit of dogs tooth too.

Apparently stripey op art style dresses by the likes of Marc Jac0bs are predicted  to drip on down to the High St. 

Chances are that the mod monochrome look will also have an influence on menswear too, which is good news for the heritage brands who t are always selling 60 influenced clothes. Here are few items that are likely to be (coughs) bang on trend next year.

Designer Spotlight

Man with a mean stripe: Patrik Ervell

By Colin Chapman on April 21st, 2009

Patrik_Ervell.jpgPatrik Ervell‘s SS09 collection is looking very right now. The Swedish-born, NYC-based designer has a way with stripes. This summer I’m still planning to wear the super-slim, tailored shorts in a vintage, broad striped fabric I bought in New York last year. Though pricey, Mr Ervell’s pieces definitely feel like an investment.

My attention now is on the anorak/Harrington jacket styles for spring, combining quality fabrics (linen/suiting) with interesting shapes and of course: STRIPES!

As ever, Valet puts its finger on the pulse, listing Ervell as one of several designers tracing a path from minimalist, stripe-loving artist Frank Stella.

Patrick Ervell is available in the UK from Dover Street Market and OiPolloi or from BBlessing in New York.


Charlie Porter does the polka

By admin on October 15th, 2008

charlie porter diamond spot print polka dot stripe fantastic man.jpgClick image to enlarge

Who did Hotel Aime snap recently? None other than Fantastic Man‘s new Deputy Editor Charlie Porter, proving he is at the absolute vanguard of fashion by wearing polka dots. Dots, spots and specks are replacing stripes as the menswear print du jour and not a minute too soon!
For a Porter-esque look get Paul Smith’s shirt (£123), it looks like polka dots but closer inspection shows they’re actually diamond shapes, which are going to be the new polka dots in a couple of years. Probably.


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