Visions of your closets future….

ImageFound a great blog in my research for window displays in the 212… and behold, Donna Karan’s nightmare….Almost as bad as the sassy phrased velour track pants and sweats that can be seen on college broads the world over….

TO THE BLOG! http://sohowindows.blogspot.com/

Go to it, it’s neat. A lot of what I’ve spotted in that blog are glimpses of what makes 212 great. Visions of these nooks and crannies, the kind that make out of town folk cringe and locals rejoice. If you can’t find it, you won’t ‘infect’ it with your middle America-ness, amirite??

But beyond that, it also showcases one of the few places in America where you can still find a plethora of small boutiques and businesses that flourish- even if only for a brief time. The good news? Once the light dies on the little boutique, another new flavor of the month is ready to swoop in and take it’s place.

The issue with this blog though is that it’s frightfully slow in updating, which presents quite the challenge for viewers like me. But free press is never on time. And thus- I move on. Google, save me!….

Google…? Hello? Oh, you only have a zillion posts for holiday displays? Santa is great and all- but ….I finally found a flickr stream that’s updated frequently and has the info on when and where this stuff is…. and the results are in: Bright pop colors (Especially LEMON!), mod themes and Leah’s favorite: the Burberry metallics.

By: Emily!

Top 10 Must Haves for Menswear F/W ’13

1. Shoes – It appears that guys are stepping up their game when it comes to footwear (see what I did there ūüėČ ). I feel men need ¬†a good statement shoe to complete an outfit from time to time. Here are some great options:

Elliott Evan Loafer Cut out loafer by Elliot Evan

Jeremy Scott Creeper amazing checkerboard creepers by Jeremy Scott

Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2013 Lacoste New York Fashion Week Feb 2013¬†pumped up kicks ūüėČ by Lacoste

2. Outfits / Entire Looks – I like to call this style “Grunge Ninja” . It’s when you’re dressed in head to toe black, but your jacket, shirt, pants, etc have¬†asymmetrical, or almost messy, features.

Rochambeau Outfits by Rochambeau (from GQ.com)

Ready to wear fall winter 2013 Elliott Evan New York February 2013 Outfit by Elliot Evan (from StyleSite.com)

3. Color – Mustard Yellow is HUGE for Men’s Fall/Winter 2013 fashion. We’re seeing this appear more in outerwear than any other category. Think of it as your statement jacket, guys.

Perry Ellis by Ducky Brown Jacket by Perry Ellis by Duckie Brown (from Stylesight.com)

J.Crew Jacket by J Crew (from Stylesight.com)

Elliot Evan Jacket by Elliot Evan (from Stylesight.com)

4. Pants – Bold yet tailored is what is in style for Fall/Winter 2013. Heck, can we just call these “statement pants”?

Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2013 Jeremy Scott New York Fashion Week Feb 2013 Mummy Leggings by Jeremy Scott

Marc_by_Marc_Jacobs_mmj_fw13_154 Red Satin trousers Marc by Marc Jacobs

Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2013 Moncler Grenoble New York Fashion Week Feb 2013Quilted bronze pants by Moncler Grenoble

5.Denim – Darker denim is always in favor when it comes to the colder months. It looks like slim fitting jeans will stick around another year for men (I’m totally OK with that :D)

Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2013 DKNY Man NY Fashion Week Feb 2013 DKNY

Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2013 Gilded Age NY Fashion Week Feb 2013 Gilded Age

Gant_by_Michael_Bastian_gbm_m_fw13_017 Gant by Michael Bastian

6.Trims & Embellishments – Touches of Punk are appearing in all areas of menswear this Fall. Leather trims, leather patches, random zippers, deconstructed garments are showing up in everyone’s collections.

Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2013 Michael Kors York Fashion Week Feb 2013 Jacket by Michael Kors

Ready to wear fall winter 2013 Parkchoonmoo New York February 2013 Shirt by Parkchoomoo

Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2013 Gilded Age NY Fashion Week Feb 2013 Jeans by Gilded Age

7. Hats – The tried and true ribbed knitted beanie never fails. It stands the tests of time!

RAG and BONE  menswear fall wintere 2013_14  New_York_january_2013 Rag & Bone

Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2013 DKNY Man NY Fashion Week Feb 2013 DKNY

Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2013 Nautica New York Fashion Week Feb 2013 Nautica

8. Bags – The “Man Bag” is still ever popular in many of the collections coming down the runway for fall 2013. Lots of leather and canvas, sometimes even mixing the two. Blacks, dark blues, greens, browns, and plaids are the pallet this year.

Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2013 DKNY Man NY Fashion Week Feb 2013 DKNY

Billy_Reid_rei_det_fw13_008 Billy Reid

Marc_by_Marc_Jacobs_mmj_fw13_077 Mark Jacobs