I’ll second that. I would never be able to put an ensemble like this together without some outside assistance. For one I don’t own the yellow trousers, but more importantly I don’t think I have the flare for the dramatics. I like the look, I need to learn how to pull my “style” out of my box.
I’m a rookie and I just love your blog. I’d love to hear more commentary from you on each look. Like why it works and the key elements. You obviously have a vast knowledge and I, for one, would enjoy reading more of your specific thoughts on men’s fashion.
HSM is trying to put their traditional stuff together in a way that will make them look younger and hipper. It’s in the mix because none of these pieces are that interesting by themselves. The show is for men’s wear buyers across the USA and beyond held 2 x per year.
HSM is a very underrated and often overlooked maker, and after seeing this ensemb I’m happy to see other worthwhile clothiers giving overpriced lines like Purple Label a run for their money.
Resigned myself a long time ago that off the rack is off the rack, all machine work, and once you toss the security blanket of labels like RL aside and go strictly for patterns, cloth and cut you find great value and originality off the beaten path.
I dont think HSM is going for younger and hipper – if anything they`re getting back to basics with this one and finding the quintessence of Menswear when men werent afraid of colors or patterns – when dressing onesself was true experience of self expression. I really applaud HSMs return to the traditionalism of 30s and 40s American and British inspired menswear