From a distance, the Elie Tahari men’s wear appeared to be a simple city wardrobe of gray and tan. But closer up, it revealed uncommon construction by piecing and paneling, often incorporating two or three different — but very close — tones. Washed leather jackets balanced the crispness of pressed cottons. Zipper details and top stitching added even more surface interest. Tahari delivered ample ideas to freshen the closet without radically altering a man’s silhouette or challenging his color preferences.