Sunday, June 27, 2010

Junya Watanabe - Spring 2011 - Review

It looks like Junya Watanabe has been spending a little time at the family yacht club on the French Riviera. In a collection that feels equally preppy and Parisian, Mr. Watanabe pairs thin (nautical) stripped shirts with double breasted blazers over wide leg pants (all of white are rolled up) and bucks or boat shoes. While some looks are slimmer, others have a wider cut, showing both range and irreverence. While Mr. Wantanabe's man may want to be trendy at times, what he cares about most is cool clothing in cool colors, and that is exactly what is delivered.

Along with great suiting comes the great outerwear that Mr. Watanabe is known for. A paper thin toggle coat in a dark khaki is a modern substitute for the trench in a summer storm, a bright yellow windbreak is perfect for the beach, and a navy blue anorak would look fitting with shorts for a walk on a breezy spring day.

The thin stripe motif continues throughout the collection, appearing in everything from tees, to sweaters, to pants, to blazers, in a variety of different color combinations. While their are some statement pieces in a sweatshirt blazer, a micro lapel button up white jacket, and a semi-striped utility shirt, the majority of the collection is easy and wearable. The perfect preppy component to any fashionable man's wardrobe.

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