Michael Bastian


SCHOLARLY WOODSMEN
New York: A full house turned out for Michael Bastian’s F/W 13 show last night in a dark industrial space — a fitting venue for the army of laid-back outdoorsy looks that showed down the runway. Bastian continued his knack for rugged tailored menswear in this most recent collection, as well as charming intarsia animal themed knits with Redwing Blackbird and Wolves graphics that mirrored the coveted Bulldog sweater from F/W 12. This season, there was a heavy hunting inspiration with safety orange jackets and vests, olive trousers and beanies, lace-up hunting boots, suede moccasins, and fur tail keychains attached to pants, alluding to hunting victories. The woodsy inspiration mixed in with a tailored, 1970s professor style with red and grey Glen plaid suits, intarsia Fair Isle sweaters styled under velvet dinner jackets, suspenders, knit ties, and wireframe round glasses. Elements of flannels tied around the waist, wide-brimmed felt fedoras, chunky knit arm warmers and balaclavas, and chopped chinos gave the collection the inimitable edge that Michael Bastian achieves season after season. —Kathleen Tso

Silhouette: Layered relaxed

Color: Safety orange / Olive / Black / Grey / White / Navy / Cardinal red / Yellow / Charcoal / Moss green / White bronze / Brown / Crimson / Violet / Cream / Beige / Dark grey / Bright yellow / Brick / Dark red

Key Items: Hand knit Aran neck gaiter / Italian military blanket / Waxed canvas motocross pant / Triple-stitch paratrooper pant / Reversible hunting vest / Leather and fur trim bomber / Wide chino pants / Orange moleskin hunting jacket / Wolves intarsia knit cardigan / Plaid shawl collar dinner jacket / Neoprene windbreaker

Materials: Tweed / Feather / Moleskin / Pincord / Flannel / Coated denim / Supima cotton / Waxed canvas / Intarsia knits / Nylon / Donegal wool / Rubberized rain jacket material / Denim / Jacquard / Neoprene

Print + Pattern: Tiger camo / Plaid / Redwing Blackbird graphic / Windowpane check / Racer stripes / Houndstooth / Geometric Fair Isle / Wolves intarsia knit / Glen plaid

Details + Trim: Shearling lining / Fur trim hood

Accessories + Footwear:  Mr. Kim by Eugenia Kim’s wide-brimmed fedoras / Black leather belts / Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watches / G. Frost x Michael Bastian black wallet chains / English ribbed hats / Quoddy for Michael Bastian 12″ ring boots / Fur scarf / Hand knit Aran arm gaiters / Suspenders / G. Frost bottle opener keychain and brass necklaces / Fluorescent beanies / Knit ties / Vintage coyote dog sled gloves / Ochre slide buckle belts / Stubbs & Wootton for Michael Bastian shearling lined suede moccasins and corduroy formal shoes / Camo skull cap / Hand knit fingerless mitts / Hand knit balaclava / Cashmere boucle scarf / Animal tail keychains / Fleece scarves / Hiking boots / Cabbie hat / Randolph Engineering x Michael Bastian circular wireframe glasses and sunglasses / Stubbs & Wootton for Michael Bastian fuzzy red and black blanket plaid weekend bag / Animal emblem leather belts

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