Gilded Age does masculine style like no other brand I've seen in a while. I would most readily compare it to Ralph Lauren's rugged RRL. The two brands are about as similar as they are different, but what Gilded Age has going for it that Ralph Lauren will never be able to replicate is its authenticity. The use of natural dyes, organic cottons, and skilled craftsman are what makes these garments all unique and covetable.
All of these elements shine through in their Spring 2011 runway presentation. Workwear met beachwear in this deliciously wearable and effortlessly chic collection. Hawaiian shirts were layered under denim shirts, and flower necklaces were draped over khaki utility jackets. Somehow tan leather jackets (an emerging trend for this season) didn't feel out of place. The jeans were, of course, expertly washed, worn, and styled; cuffed just above the ankle and worn with moccasins or unlaced lace-ups, they were totally summer cool.
Granted, this collection is 100% my style (minus the hawaiian shirts), but I would have to say that Gilded Age has produced one of the best collections yet for this Spring season.