Denim has been an oasis of strenghth in the current retail downturn. Here, form trade shows in New York and Las Vegas, are seven key men's trends set to take off this fall.
THE UPDATED JEAN JACKET “The jean jacket has been a staple in fashion for decades, and every man and woman should have a good denim jacket to call their own,” says Brice Partouche, founder and designer of the überhip Parisian brand April 77. While it’s hard to beat a vintage Levi’s or Wrangler model, Partouche has tweaked his version with enough innovative details to make his stand out from the pack. The style shown here is fashioned from Japanese red selvedge denim, infused with 2 percent stretch to allow for a little flexibility in the slimmed-down fit. The denim-heavy April 77 brand was founded in 2001, and has made its way into top specialty retailers like Barneys New York, Seattle’s Blackbird and Los Angeles’ American Rag. April 77’s cotton jacket.
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