With the fall 2013 menswear season coming to a close, there has been so much inspiration for Fashionistos when it comes to style. From Pitti Uomo street snaps and model-off-duty style to the looks fresh off the runway, it’s hard not to feel enthusiastic about the new fashions. I caught this Fashionisto in a sharp look built of timeless basics in an amazing color story of rich hues.
Name: Brockton James
Major: Fashion Merchandising Management
CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing?
Brockton James: I’m wearing a Lacoste coat, Kenzo trousers, an Acne sweater and a Uniqlo button-up. The socks are also Uniqlo and my shoes are Church’s.
CollegeFashionista: How would you describe your personal sense of style?
BJ: Having previously worked in a tailored goods store, I suppose it depends. I tend to bring together both elements—traditional garments with a contemporary edge, but I’m a pretty simple guy.
CF: You do a fantastic job of incorporating new details into otherwise classic pieces. Where do you look to for finely tailored pieces to fit your wardrobe?
BJ: I shop with intention, so I’m normally looking for something pretty specific. Whichever store or online retailer stocks that certain pair of pants or shoes, I usually go for it. Generally, since I’m Canadian, I would probably go to Holt Renfrew or Harry Rosen. In New York City, it’s either Barney’s or Opening Ceremony.
CF: Who are your favorite labels when it comes to the more contemporary clothing that you wear?
BJ: Barney’s and Opening Ceremony are also great for more modern sartorial finds. Otherwise, thrift and vintage stores! I also recently went to Uniqlo for the first time. Basics galore; it’s absolutely amazing!
CF: The menswear market is really booming at the moment, meaning more choices for you! Are you eyeing any specific pieces to add to your wardrobe?
BJ: I just bought a pair of navy cropped pleated pants yesterday for spring. Now that I can check those off the list, nothing in particular for the moment. I’m always looking for new shoes, I have a problem. I normally don’t wear sneakers, but hopefully I’ll find a pair before spring hits.
How To: Begin with classic pieces such as a white or light blue collared button-up, a cable knit sweater and pleated trousers. Give your look a modern twist with a cool coat and colored socks with a great pair of brogues.