According to Paul di Palma of Michel’s Bespoke, our guru of sartorial splendor, and himself a man of impeccable taste, there are some interesting new looks this Fall/Winter season. A few of these in your wardrobe will immediately propel you to a new level of “fashionister” (to coin a phrase) the counter part of “fashionista.”
The shades to look at this season are the warm browns. The Cognac and Camel series of fabrics are luscious. And yes, the Prince of Wales check is a must for this years wardrobe, whether it’s as a suit or an accessory.
Important this year, is a great brown coat, appealing because of its versatility. The warm browns are the new neutrals. Whether you choose to style yours with jeans or over a suit, there’s really no wrong way to wear it. But here’s the big news. They’re back. Cuffs on pants and wider lapels on jackets. They just seem to look right. And oh so fashionable. The cuffed pant – a medallion of sartorial excellence is a style detail that is subtle, yet fashion forward. Wide lapels are back on a traditional doubled breasted suit or even a slim cut single breasted blazer. These lapels make a statement with substance, clout and presence. It’s a knockout look. Wear on a solid color traditional suit or on a silk velvet lapel evening jacket.
Something that seems to come naturally for women requires careful planning for men. As new highlight pieces in your wardrobe become essential, Michel’s has curated an array of ties, socks, and handmade accessories – and there is not an awkward item in the lot.
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The must-have Prince of Wales tie, multi-coloured, patterned, small check, gorgeous silk paisley. This collection of ties is in such good taste, that you will never be out of step, even classic plaid wool ties and lovely silk crochet knits. Step out in style this season!
Request a private appointment or visit to create your own custom pieces for Fall/Winter.
Michel’s Bespoke: 416-633-3934; michelsbespoke.com
Sara Waxman is an award-winning restaurant critic, best-selling cookbook author, food and travel journalist and has eaten her way through much of the free world for four decades, while writing about it in books, newspapers and magazines. She is the Editor in Chief of DINE and Destinations magazine.