But with two of NY’s finest (and my personal favourite) menswear-makers planning lower-priced lines for release in the near future and one man’s already on the market, I’m anticipating a shift in attitude towards the supposed chaff of the clothing wheat.
CFDA-nominated Robert Geller is set to bring his aptly named line, Seconds, to us in Winter. With a sportswear sensibility at its heart, it’s a line of Japanese-jersey basics (tees, a tank and a cardi) in a palette of cobalt blue, greys and white. Really wanting the cobalt blue tee, even though I have an AA tee approx. 90% similar…such is the allure of Geller’s aesthetic. $85-150.
CFDA-winner and surely NY-name of the year, Tim Hamilton, launched Redux in August. Comprising past-season hits the collection offers more Americana-Hamilton wardrobe-staples at a price 20% lower than his mainline collection.
And cropped-pants advocate Thom Browne is generous enough to unveil two lower-priced (30-40% lower) collections next Spring. The first provisionally entitled “classics” will include Browne’s signature all-American tailored pieces (the grey wool suit, khakis and oxfords) while the other “red/white/blue” range will focus on the Ivy League-esque sportswear (polos, swim shorts and tees) he’s become known for. No gothic-circus-wear unfortunately. Pity, that.
Images from Men’s Style