Granted, we could do without the bright orange, pinks and reds – a particularly loud orange jacket paired with matching blue, orange and red plaid shirt and shorts was a little too much for us to handle. But we commend Bartlett's custom camouflage prints in almost every type of piece –...

But for us, who are prone to darker, more monochromatic fare for our runway selections, the fresher story was that of texture, which, when applied to basic black, grey, navy, white and oatmeal, make this simple palette new and exciting again. Standouts included heathered wools as well...

If clicking through 85 looks online was exhausting for us, we can only imagine how it must have felt to the Milan audience at Dolce & Gabbana 's FW11 show — especially when wearable clothes were few and far between. Working in a palette of mostly black and grey, with splashes of red, burgundy...

Never in the short life of this blog have we ever featured 12 looks from a collection, but Simon Spurr 's SS11 New York show is more than worthy of the honour. And it's not even our personal style. These are clothes for the man we want to be when we, er, grow up. But these aren't old clothes....

Head of Creative Design Tomas Maier, a man so focused on minimalism that he removed the "h" from his first name, started the show with rather plain, comfortably cut grey suits. Albeit patterned to evoke texture, they came off looking a little too flat and dull. It wasn't a problem of...

Reviewing a collection between two months after runway show can sometimes give us a new appreciation for looks that we were too quick to judge at first. With Burberry Prorsum's FW11 show, we were distracted by both bulkier proportions in outerwear, most notably large stiff coats with raglan...

But the show picked up again near the end, with black formal wear featuring subtle zipper details and closures, sleeker elements that we think work better to summarize Capasa's attempt at further unsettling the conventions of traditional menswear. Images: GQ.com

PUMA Select launched their Fall/Winter 2014 collection with a runway show in Tokyo, editing styles from various collaborations into one comprehensive showcase. Although their apparel line is notable, their footwear became the center of the presentation. From the futuristic sneakers by McQ to...

V-neck t-shirts and button-up shirts in smooth, lightweight white leather looked just as effortless as cotton counterparts on other runways. In black suede, t-shirts took on the appearance of jersey knits, trousers resembled textured or marled wools and a sleeveless trench mimicked the sheen...

We must say we appreciated his dark and dramatic look book for FW10, but we were more intrigued with the looks from his upbeat, lighter and much more wearable SS11 show, which also drew comparisons to Raf Simons and his more experimental counterparts in Europe. Our two favourite looks...

 

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