Susan Tabak home This season, Kris Van Assche showed his Spring 2012 men's collection in, of all places, the Paris Salvation Army's Palais de la Femme, an early-20th century building with the calm but slightly-intimidating aura of an all-girls' boarding school. The invitation also invoked...

, dome of the Paris stock exchange We always look forward to the Lanvin show–it's typically a high point of any men's week in Paris. The team of creative director Alber Elbaz and menswear designer Lucas Ossendrijver seems to have established a forward-moving momentum producing relevant, chic...

Susan Tabak home The first look down the runway at Paul Smith (short trench, color-blocked sweater, slim pants) made it clear–this would be a presentation of real clothes, not big fashion statements. That's what men expect from the brand, and this time around they surely won't be...

The audience was very small; there were only three models showing a capsule collection; and the space had a gallery-like feel, especially with the papier-mâché torsos strung from the ceiling (which the models used like clothes hangers for their jackets). Nothing about this collection was...

German model Paul Boche–one of the "faces" of the week–takes a break Susan outside the Damir Doma show These pieces aren't for everyone, but even men who are afraid of fashion might be surprised by the "real" clothes hidden in this collection. And although the samples were shown on de...

Could it be the end they saw for 2012 as simply the elimination of "Skinny" in menswear? Calvin Klein's latest collection presented at Milan Fashion Week, denotes the return of loose comfortable cuts in menswear. The collection featuring Klein's trademark neutral palette and tailored style...

J isn't afraid to make big fashion statements, and his Spring 2012 men's collection, titled Deviated, took menswear to some of its outer limits. All of the super-skinny models (a trend seen on many of the runways this season) wore cheekbone-sculpting makeup and heavy black-capped wigs. The...

This simple space made a perfect backdrop for clothes that played fast and loose with all the basic menswear conventions–but did so in an understated way. For years, fashionable men have sworn by an aggressively skinny silhouette, but Spring 2012 collections are pushing for a change. Those...

Spring 2012 will witness the launch of Realm & Empire's first collection, which focuses on a stripped back, functional aesthetic based on strong British heritage. From the brand's name 'Realm & Empire' to their slogan 'Property of Great Britain', there comes no surprise that creative...

A couple months back we had the privilege to take a first look at the Coach Men's Collection for Spring. The line mixes rugged and cool with some influences of boxing and baseball. Particularly interesting was the line of wallets that were made out of old baseball gloves. The gloves were...

 

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