By  on January 19, 2012

The heritage message continued to ring true in men’s collections for fall, as brands exhibiting at the Project show stuck to classic men’s wear silhouettes reinterpreted in a modern way.

“It’s like raiding your grandfather’s closet,” said Marylynn Piotrowski of Smith & Butler, who has had success selling authentic brands such as Barbour, Pendleton and Filson at her Brooklyn-based specialty store. “But it takes our generation to tweak it. I call it recycling,” she said, noting that she expects a more relaxed version of heritage to take hold by next fall.

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