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Mad Hatters

Issey Miyake

When you think of a hat a lot of minds head (no pun intended) straight for the baseball cap or toboggan.  But a real Dandi hat has a brim that goes all the way around.  Fedora’s are a favorite of mine and hats of all kinds and shapes took to the runways for the 2011 F/W season.


Designers are doing their own take on many of the traditional millinery styles.  Lanvin has taken the panama hat and made it wider.  The Amish hat, a design that may have never thought of itself as runway material, is getting a lot of attention this season from designers including Dior Homme.  And there is, of course, the more stetson fedora which looks like a wonderful throwback to the 40’s.

John Varvatos

The best thing about it all is that there are a growing variety of hats to choose from to pair with your jeans or to elevate the look of your suit or topcoat.  Wear a hat, yes because it’s cold, but sometimes you have to sacrifice for style.  So don’t be afraid to wear a hat just because it’s cool!

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My goodness, isn’t this sweater absolutely flawless?!?  It is impeccable.  I mean really, this is an amazing piece of craftsmanship and that is what Lanvin is known for; elegant fabric’s, amazing cuts, and the finest of tailoring.

This season is a little less out of this world and more of the earth.  There is a noticeable military theme but does not fail to please with soft luxurious looks as well.





I love the whimsy in this look. The jacket certainly mimics military lines and then Alber  Elbaz gives long lines to a fun tee look that fades loudly into men’s leggings. And don’t forget the m’urse (man-purse)  for the season.  If it is time for an upgrade there are some really great designs for the new year.

There are more colors in this collection than in your crayon box.  You can take this idea into your Spring wardrobe with other buys as well.  The suits here are made of silk which is great for Spring and Summer and can be worn monochromatic as shown or with a contrasting shirt and tie as you can see further back in the picture.


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