Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Men: Rebel Prep

He's never summered in Nantucket but appreciates a good pair of plaid shorts. He wears Dr. Martens with a double-breasted navy blazer and isn't afraid to mash up traditional patterns. You can't quite tell if he's from London, the Lower East Side, or Greenwich, Connecticut, which is exactly how he likes it. This spring, designer Junya Watanabe built an entire collection around this guy and called it Snob. We call the look preppy with edge.

Clockwise from top left: Shirt ($255) by Thom Browne New York,; Tie ($130) by Band of Outsiders,; Tie bar ($29) by Club Monaco, Blazer ($1,700) by Salvatore Ferragamo, 212-759-3822, for stores; Shirt ($300) by Etro, for stores. Tie ($689), by Lanvin, Shorts ($40) by Perry Ellis,; Belt ($680) by Tom Ford, for stores. Tie belt ($380) by Dries Van Noten, ($1,130) and shirt ($470) by Junya Watanabe, 212-604-9200, Middle: Pocket square ($80) by Dries Van Noten,

Photographs by Greg Broom


I like it, I like it. While considered "preppy," the pieces are more relaxed and not as "buttoned up" as some collections. I personally find the preppy with a certain edge a bit more appealing. It's always interesting to see designers such as Junya Watanabe put their spin on pieces which are not their usual forte.

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