Cerruti 1881- Men’s Paris Fall/Winter 2014-15

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Formal,  retro, old fashioned are the words that comes to mind for  this new collection. The designs are very modern and formal, with the colors of brown and navy being the old fashioned. Consisting of dark fabrics with bright contrasting accents while having all the staples of relaxed formal attire. Packet with various Shetland crew neck sweaters and pea coats both double breasted in a 4X2 Belstaff style, and ones with jigger zippers and buttons as well to provide a more modern and sleek look and feel. Using various shades of brown, hounds tooth and glen plaid designs in the same piece on multiple coat styles to showcase that a single design can transfer over to various products. Then varying navy blue with white accents to highlight and contrast the different fabrics that are used.

Fall and winter are the seasons when it gets dark early, but with the Cerutti brown combinations even a normally dark color is varied by the various design patterns. It would be no surprise if his collection would be used in “The Great Gatsby” or another box office blockbuster like “American Hustle.” A staple in relaxed formal wear is the cable knit sweater, which is shown complimented in the collection by a white striped dress shirt with its collar contrasting the navy crew neck Shetland sweater itself. The best design of the night had to be the dark gray pea coat with eyelet fabric patterns in the underarms and wishbone pattern throughout. The use of this pattern is new idea, going away from the widely used and also popular patterns of herringbone, hounds tooth, and basic plaid designs. The wishbone pattern shows a different style while still maintaining the class it deserves. Cerruti has not only brought the autumn and winter feel to this collection, he also made it possible for anyone of any age to wear it. Whether it’s for comfort or style these classic and unique looks were popular generations ago and will be just as modern for generations to come. If I could, I would use that wishbone design to wish for this collection to stay timeless.

“The clothes do make the man.” How you’re dressed is the first thing someone notices and you only get one first impression, so why not make it great always? My interests are men’s fashion and lifestyle.

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