One of the collections I am showing from New York fashion week is from Billy Reid. For those who are not fully aware of Billy Reid, but he is a rising fashion designer who happens to stay true to his roots, his southern roots. This fall 2012 collection is no exception regarding his aesthetic! One thing I appreciate about the collection is he actually fused other geographic locations (far as style) to the garments. For example, my favorite piece is the overcoat with the contrasting fur labels. This is something out would not normally expect to see southern Americans wear; however, Billy didn’t limit himself by slightly adding edge with the sleeveless shearling jacket with tradition knitwear, etc. Overall, its audience looks like it would cater towards the classic gentleman crowd. Needless, I don’t see it as being forward as to being traditional.
One thing about American classics I truly enjoy are denim jackets. They can be worn in the mild seasons (fall and spring) and provide some versatility and individualism. Every one rocks the denim jacket differently which is a plus. You can see the same person with the same jacket you have, but if they can’t do it how you can, it really doesn’t matter!
Just like your ordinary jeans, they come in a variety of colors and styles. For example, if you stressing about what to wear today, throw it on with a “fitted” t-shirt, jeans or perhaps chinos followed the selected shoe of choice (loafer, trainers, sneaker, etc.). Its all about how you do it, period! Imagine yourself attempting to recreate a classic based on your own interpretation on the garment; rocked well, wouldn’t that be a classic all by itself?
I stumble across this jacket from American Eagle (cooooookin!!!) on top of the screen for only $70.00. Not a bad price at all. If you shop smart like me, you would buy some classics off season. That way you will much better about your pocket change and it will never die! just have no big logo from the brand on the jacket(negative lol). here are some other jackets
if you wanted to know the link for the american eagle denim jacket, go to: http://www.ae.com