Enough replenishment basics; enough count-and-fill: How about “out with the old, in with new” for a more exciting (and profitable) spring ‘14 season?
After shopping numerous trade shows these past several months, it’s clear that there’s plenty of fabulous men’s fashion out there, much of it in new (slightly more subdued) colors, interesting patterns, and technical fabrics, with a continued emphasis on fit. Here, a baker’s dozen of this editor’s favorites in all price ranges for all types of stores:
1) Beautiful Mirto shirts from Spain in refined colors and patterns ($100 cost for $250 suggested retails).
2) Dressed-up sportswear from PYA featuring some great Italian linen shirts that are air-washed and dried with golf balls.
3) Erin Cormier’s Paxton boxers and lounge pants ($19 and $38 wholesale) in fun patterns with clever fortune cookie-inspired sayings printed on the label.
4) Modern separates from Isaiah Ciarrai.
5) Floral and camo printed pants from Masons ($79-$110 cost for $195-$295 suggested retails.
6) Sophisticated printed swimwear in quick-dry fabrics from Raffi ($34.50 for suggested retails of $85-$95).
8) An expanded collection of tasteful printed shirts (all made and sourced in Italy) from Culturata ($79-$89 cost for retails under $200).
9) Retro-inspired board shorts from Jams.
10) Fashionable vintage inspiration from Haggar.
11) More cool vintage styles from Farah.
12) Great hats from Dorfman Pacific (style and sun protection, all in one).
and 13) Affordable ($165 retail), colorful spring sportcoats from Adolfo (so even regular guys can get that coveted Gatsby look…).