As the steamy summer months progress and autumn rapidly approaches, Haute Living has decided to penetrate the world of men’s fashion, offering a guide for both the stylistically savvy and those who prefer simplicity.
Fashion is much more than just keeping up with the latest trends. It is a creative form of expression that can make a statement, or transport us to a different era, ultimately revealing telltale clues about the individuality of the wearer. Are you modern and yielding, always keeping up with the latest styles, or do you throw on the first thing in sight, avoiding the sometimes-arduous task of piecing together that perfect look? As the steamy summer months progress and autumn rapidly approaches, Haute Living has decided to penetrate the world of men’s fashion, offering a guide for both the stylistically savvy and those who prefer simplicity. In our first installment of Haute Fashion for Men, we have included the best designs as seen on the Fall fashion runways in 2009, with ensembles and accessories from the world’s leading designers. From a pair of sunglasses finished in brushed steel to a buffalo-skin leather briefcase, this season is defined by bold and edgy pieces that turn blasé looks into seductive haute couture.
John Varvatos: Charcoal suit $2,695, black collared shirt $265, black and Gray striped tie $125, black boots $550
Pal Zileri: Dark aviator sunglasses, made in Italy. Price available upon request.
Badgely Mischka: Limited edition pair of Perry aviator frames with scratch-resistant 24k gold plated mirrored lenses, $575
John Varvatos: Black jacket $2,895, black button shirt $325, charcoal trouser $325, tie $125, black boots $550
Vacheron Constantin: American 1921 rose gold watch with brown alligator strap, $24,900
Vertu: Ascent Ti carbon titanium and carbon fiber phone , $16,000
Prada: 61L sunglasses, $290
Louis Vuitton: Silk and nylon anorak with wool cashmere insert, $3,675
Louis Vuitton: Navy wool two-button suit $2,790, and indigo feather-print silk shirt $845
Louis Vuitton: Charcoal and black damier print scarf in cashmere and silk, $725
Louis Vuitton: Burgundy jacquard tote, $710
Louis Vuitton: Gray suede lace-up shoe, $855
Louis Vuitton: Glazed calf leather ankle boot in brown, $1,150
Louis Vuitton: Black and blue acetate sunglasses, $615
Audemars Piguet: Royal Oak Offshore Montauk Highway Timepiece, water-resistant to 100m, $20,500
Cartier: Santos 100 chronograph watch in 18k rose gold with ADLC, $30,500
Cartier: Ballon bleu de Cartier watch in 18k white gold with alligator strap, $23,900
Cartier: Santos de Cartier eyewear in brown composite and brushed steel finish, $520
David August: Silk pocket squares in orange, gold, and lavender paisley, Prices from $180 to $210
David August: “Couture” sea island dress shirts in shades of purple silk & satin ties in assorted colors, Prices from $350 to $695
David August: Fine leather dress shoes in black, Prices from $450 to $895
Dolce & Gabbana: Sunglasses, $300
Christian Lacroix: Navy structured jacket, Black pant, red printed scarf, and Black Gola by Christian Lacroix sneakers. prices available upon request.
Christian Lacroix: Red plaid sport coat, Ivory plaid sport vest, Gray pinstripe pant, and Printed silk scarf. Prices available upon request.
Christian Lacroix: Black double breasted sport coat, Cream plaid scarf, and Black plaid pant. prices available upon request.
Brioni: Suit $5,900, shirt $550 to $900, silk tie $195
Jan Leslie: Watch cufflinks, $195
Brioni: Jogging suit top $1,900, jogging suit bottom $1,300, shoes $550
Bvlgari: Sotirio Bulgari Date retrograde watch, 18k pink gold, $17,400
Bvlgari: Assioma 48 mm stainless steel watch, $5,600
Bvlgari: Parentesi Openwork Cufflinks in sterling silver, $365, 18k yellow gold, $2,100, or 18k white gold with diamonds, $3,550
Bally: Fielis-s belts, $205
Bvlgari: Joe briefcase in black metallic pony hair and black buffalo leather, $2,350Left: