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NYTimes Coverage of Pitti Uomo 80

Reports from Bruce Pask, in two parts:

The Situation at Pitti

Woolrich Woollen Mills, showing for the first time at Pitti in parent company WP Lavori in Corso’s brand new pavilion, featured shockingly vibrant African tribal printed camp shirts, scarves and neckties paired with khaki trousers and safari-style jackets. The designer Mark McNairy capped one look with an olive canvas and mesh bucket hat cleverly reminiscent of a Pith helmet, but was actually inspired by the signature headgear of J.J. from the TV series “Good Times.” The collection was absolutely “Dy-no-mite,” as J.J. would say.

At Pitti, Innovation and Inspiration

Engineered Garments, another show favorite, did an amazing group of polka-dotted clothing that played with size and scale. Cotton sport jackets, shirts, shorts, pants and ties — in differing sizes of dots, in bold navy and white or a more quiet, chic khaki and white — can be combined for bold, strong looks or worn separately as accent pieces. Make mine a combo, please.

Sunday at the Field House

From today’s morning trip to Ballard. Woolrich Woolen Mills, LVC, RRL for fall…

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Nigel Cabourn FW10. I went for the blue plaid naval shirt – and it’s already sold out in my size! wtf.

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Alden.

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Woolrich Woolen Mills FW10 is Shipping

Stores in Europe are starting to receive the first of their shipments for WWM FW10. It will probably take a few more weeks before it starts to show up in the U.S.

From End Clothing:

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From Frans Boone:

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Update: Oi Polloi now has in a few shirts and pairs of the ranger pants.

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Woolrich Woolen Mills Spring/Summer 2011 – Part 2

More images from the Woolrich Woolen Mills presentation in Italy.

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Woolrich Woolen Mills Spring/Summer 2011

Slamxhype has the first images of the Woolrich Woolen Mills Spring/Summer 2011 collection and the last one from Daiki Suzuki. This season’s theme was mountaineering, and is much closer to what I have in mind when I think of Woolrich.

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The colorful parkas and shorts will be definite buys for next year. Check out the rest of the images here.

Pitti Uomo and Heritage

Florence Reasserts Itself as a Fashion City-State
Guy Trebay has a writeup in the NYTimes on the atmosphere of Pitti Uomo and goes over Raf Simons, Haider Ackermann, and Mark McNairy.

“There is a big obsession all over the world with heritage brands right now,” Valeria Caffagni, the marketing director of WP Lavori in Corso, which licenses Woolrich globally, said at the Milky Pig party.

“Like all obsessions, it will be done in a year,” she added, but that judgment may be premature.

Done in a year? It seems like they’ve been saying that for the past several years.

“The young customers we have now are, like, really hip kids,” Mr. McNairy once told The New York Times, referring to a new generation of J. Press customers, the same ones he presumably plans to attract in his new job as Mr. Suzuki’s successor at Woolrich.

Did J.Press really get new young customers? I would have guessed that they were shopping at J.Crew instead. Continue reading more.

Sporty Takes Over Traditional Menswear
Suzy Menkes also discusses some of the new colorful trends in the menswear that were shown:

Colorful, casual and cash-driven were the three “high Cs” of the menswear summer 2011 season. Or make that “high seas,” for marine influences were abundant, from striped seersucker pants competing with denim to the blazer as the No. 1 jacket.

While Pitti has always had areas of its vast trade fair dedicated to casual clothes and street wear, this invasion of Italy’s heartland of tailoring is symbolic both of the struggles of the last difficult year of faltering sales and the collapse of the U.S. market, and of the new feeling that fresh energy is emerging.

Continue reading more.

Update: Bruce Pask also gives his take on Pitti on the T Magazine blog today.

The rest of the show followed suit with the casual-classic theme. Vivid blue chambrays appeared in everything from casual pants from the revived ’80s brand Closed to casual shirts from Gitman Bros., shorts from Our Legacy, and even an unconstructed three-piece suit from Nigel Cabourn. White buck shoes stood out from their basic brown-and-black brethren as the footwear to have for spring. There were traditional takes from Church’s and New England’s Alden and Walk Over. Mark McNairy, the newly tapped designer for Woolrich Woolen Mills, gave the white bucks in his New Amsterdam line eye-popping soles in bright blue, green, yellow and red.

Suiting from Nigel Cabourn? Sounds interesting. Continue reading more.

Update 2: Why was it that only the NYTimes did any sort of decent coverage of Pitti this season? GQ and Esquire both did a horrible job.

Knicker Shorts Revisited

Against my better judgment, I ended up ordering another pair of knicker shorts this season. I’ve come to prefer them when up in mountains as they allow for more freedom of movement and plus they flat out look cool.

Engineered Garments Knicker ShortsFrom Engineered Garments (the pair I just received). The cotton fabric is pretty thick and is the same type used in their fatigue pants.

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Mark McNairy and Woolrich Woolen Mills

Just officially announced – Mark McNairy will succeed Daiki Suzuki as creative director for Woolrich Woolen Mills. Source: WWD and WoolrichInc.

The Spring/Summer 2011 collection will be the last one that Daiki works on, as previously reported by WWD.

Thoughts: Mark McNairy was a good choice and potentially some great pieces could come out of this. Questions: Will he keep the line true to its roots, or will he take it in his own direction? Will signature designs like the upland or Maine guide jackets be scrapped?

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Mark McNairy, in Free & Easy September 2009

Woolrich Woolen Mills Fall/Winter 2010 Lookbook

Slamxhype just posted the first images of the Woolrich WM Fall/Winter 2010 lookbook. The blue plaid Maine guide jacket and this balaclava hood in melton wool are on my to buy list, but I’m curious about the leather jacket that is shown underneath the poncho.

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Check out the rest of the images here.

Maine Guide Jackets for Springtime

I had just about given up on finding a lighter Maine Guide jacket for spring when Yoox put up their last batch of new arrivals which had several versions available in chambray and cotton canvas.

These older models from Spring/Summer 08 feature a small chest pocket for eyeglasses, snap button cuffs, and riveted buttons along the front; the only thing missing is the throat latch under the collar (these were not added to the Maine Guide jacket models until the Fall/Winter 08 collection).

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