MSP Thread Trend Alert: Sept 2010

We graze the world of fashion for the latest and greatest in thread trends for men, gents and beat boys this week …

Street:

The street look for 2010 is cool, smooth and fulla’ attitude. It’s also a little less distressed and more laid back than previous iterations. In fact its positively spit polished. Which could mean that the street is preppy-ing up. Hmmm …

Legendary skater Stevie Williams teams up with New York City’s Alife on a signature make up of his favorite model, the Everybody High America. The sneaker is done in the colors of Stevie’s hometown baseball team, the Philadelphia Phillies.

Neighborhood presents the new releases for the month. There is lots of interesting stuff in the new drop, including collaborations with Dr. Martens on boots and with Lewis Leathers on two jackets and with Marmot on a down vest. Other nice pieces include new hats, a fur pencil case, some nice denim pieces and more.

ksubi 2011 all seeing eyewear range “eye, eye” sees mercenary heavy metal mesh, deserted island floral acetate and duty clerk optical combine for an industrial yet sculpted range. Modernising post war shapes with iconic pacific style the collection reflects an effortless complexity. Eleven sunglass and seven optical frames couple fashion versus function creating a collection of wearable statements.

High Street:

Military remains in fashion for both men and women in Autumn (Fall) / Winter 2010. But just as this trend has changed for women, so too has it evolved for men. And in exactly the same way. Taking more inspiration from early 20th Century military conflicts, the look takes in both army and air force motifs, with nautical trailing a distant third (that’s relegated more to a preppy trend).

A great jacket is key to pulling off the military look. And for that we can’t look no further than the granddaddy of the army trench … Burbs!

All black Sir! Reporting for duty Sir! Phillip Lam Fall 2010

Burberry’s 2010 Military Offensive!

Runway:

This fall winter season (Northern Hemisphere) is all about velvet … yessirs! Velvet is moving out of the drawing room and into the wide, wide open spaces. According to the trend soothsayers, the coming seasons are about making velvet one of your key statement pieces.

Says who? Says Fashioninsing.com. Whether you lean toward the young-classics or school boy attitude or towards confidence of a more masculine kind a la Tom Ford, velvet is the new wool/cotton/linen blend.

Burberry’s velvet musings

D&G’s interpretation of velvet

Try a black velvet jacket,for those the winter evenings but don’t feel that dark has to equal black. From navy to plum, the right colours will ooze confidence.

If full velvet suits and jackets aren’t for you then, fear not, there is a alternative: velvet lapels. Though an understated take on the suit and jacket element of the velvet trend, they can be as equally as eye catching as the full velvet look. Provided, of course, that they’re worn with the right lapel.

Can’t do the full velvette? Try velvet lapels …

And that part is simple: avoid a velvet lapel that is cut into a shawl or notched lapels and invest in a jacket that sports peaked velvet lapels. You’re looking for a dominant, eye catching peak, moreover, a peak that is firmly cut and finished. One that says alpha-male.

Accessories:

Nike! We love you! For their fall collection, Nike have released the Air Max Hyperfuse … sweet!

Converse has released their Jack Purcell Mid in a special version. The entire upper of the sneaker is made up of extremely aged thick leather, resulting in an interesting overall look and effect. The sneaker is now available from Flauge.

Swatch is back! Not that they ever went away … they’re releasing a new, super-sized version of their original classic Gent watch. The debut release comprises a number of toned down colors with simple styling – the tone on tone black and white being our favorites. A nice alternative to that brand that rhymes with Shmee-Shmock. Now on pre-order for a September 20, 2010 launch.

And finally … to celebrate their 35th anniversary, Converse releases their classic trainer once more … to plenty of applause ..