GANT by Michael Bastian<br />
This is Michael Bastian doing what he does best—a rakish take on American classics. You’ve got your staples (a trench, a v-neck sweater) but it’s about how it all works together. Take a look at how that forest green hits that slim tan belt, then down to those micro print pants and blue and cognac saddles. British eccentricity plus Ivy league varsity equals all-American alchemy.
BILLY REID<br />
In a word—deadly. This jacket is uptown goes downtown, and it gets the respect it deserves with an equally fresh pair of grey double monks. The red rearing its head at the cuffs and collar zaps some athleticism into this look. And if we’ve said it once, we’ve sound it a thousand times, grey is always right.
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BAND OF OUTSIDERS<br />
This week we really wanted to wear our scarves like this (some of us did). The real star here though is the double-breasted, peak lapel camel coat, which makes us suspect Scott Sternberg and Wes Anderson were separated at birth. It’s like Richie Tenenbaum DIY’d his headband onto his pockets. And it’s perfect.
DAVID HART<br />
David Hart is a man after our own. A scroll through the designer’s blog reveals an obsession with the 50s, but Hart strikes a balance between retro and modern with pin sharp tailoring in this dart of a suit. Did we mention this is his first collection? Rookie of the year.
Photography via <a href="http://www.gq.com/fashion-shows/blogs/fashion-week/2013/02/david-hart-new-york-fashion-week-fall-2013-collection.html">GQ.com</a>
All grey everything, and a visual explanation for the longevity of the parka (besides the fact that, you know, it keeps you warm as hell). It’s worth noting how well the brown belt pairs with the grey sweater—always a sophisticated combo. And it must be said this look owes a lot of its steez to that plush fur trim. Plus, white jeans: not just for Steve McQueen, not just for summer.
Though the runways are walled up in tents and studios, New York’s take on men’s fashion is more about the street. If European houses are about the fantasy, then New York Fashion Week is about keeping it real. And while a glance at the atmospheric photos coming out of New York Fashion Week will tell you just how frigid it was through the weekend on those very streets, we’ve brought you the 5 best hits to enjoy while keeping warm by the Internet’s glow.