Those new cuts may remind you of a certain suit maven of note, but Farah, who worked with Thom Browne designing Black Fleece, embraces the similarities. “There are lots of people that aspire to that look, but can’t afford it. Everyone should be introduced to classic suiting techniques.” And for under $500, suits with these details—grosgrain taping, mother-of-pearl buttons, and working buttonholes at the cuff—are a steal. (For even more value, some are sold as “four-pieces”: jacket, pants, and waistcoat with a tie made of a matching fabric.) The proportions are more forgiving than Browne’s, but still pretty forward. That appeals to this fashion editor and likely to other city dwellers, but will it sell in flyover country? Farah, a Michigan native, thinks so. “People are hungry for it,” he says. “Mad Men plays everywhere.”
After much anticipation first pieces from the Thom Browne designed Moncler Gamme Bleu Fall/Winter 2009 Collection have been released. The brand has been on the up for a couple of seasons now and impresses with this new range once again. Thom Browne added some much needed casual style to the brand, making it also off the ski piste a hit. Classic materials and colors mixed with modern cuts make up the line. First releases includes gloves, beanies, scarfs, as well as puffy vests and jackets, that the brand is so well known for. The Moncler Gamme Bleu Fall/Winter 2009 Collection is now available at colette.
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Graff Superstar Diamonds Lady’s Watch
There are diamond watches, and then there are diamond watches like this. Graff metaphorically knocks on the door of luxury with a resounding “bling bling!” arrival announcement. You simply don’t get too much more “diamond watch” than this timepiece figuratively held hostage by the precious stones. The case and bracelet (what little of it is actually metal!) is done in 18k white gold while a dizzying collection of 176 diamonds on the case and another 94 diamonds on the bracelet that crowd the design of the watch like a bunch of too many densely packed wealthy neighbors. The entire watch has 59 carats of pure glitzy glory.
Likewise the timepiece is known as the Superstar, or GraffSuperstar. Whatever the title, this watch is is certainly a statement about the woman wearing it. However that statement might be “I enjoy rubies and emeralds in my breakfast cereal.” Sorry gentlemen, we will have to settle for a less diamond studded version. Stones on the Superstar watch are in trilliant and trapeze cuts that gives a very modern and angular shape that is also quite cohesive. Round cut stones make for good decor, but these more angular cuts allow for a more tiled look that enhances the “total diamond watch” style that Graff is going for. My instincts tell me that the movement inside the watch is Swiss quartz. The dial of the watch is no testament to legibility, but should be readable – a nice trapeze cut emerald is the only non-diamond stone of the bunch and serves as the 12 o’clock marker. Not the type of watch you want to wear publicly in certain parts of the world, cost to likely be tantamount to purchase of said parts of the world.