Courtesy of Gap Meet one of the men shaping the future of American fashion. Courtney Colavita Name: Patrick Robinson, 41, Executive Vice President of Design, Gap Résumé: Paco Rabanne, Perry Ellis, Giorgio Armani Plan: "Gap isn't about dressing one person or one point of view," says Robinson, who is updating the brand's staples like khakis, jeans, and V-neck sweaters rather than overhauling them. This fall, that means washed gray jeans, heathered cardigans, and unadorned cropped trenches. Available at Gap stores.
Photograph by Greg Delves Before night falls, stick to a light, citrusy cologne with undertones of bergamot, neroli, ginger, or mint. Kayleen Schaefer 1. Versace Pour Homme ($72), nordstrom.com Geranium and bitter-orange notes reminiscent of the Mediterranean. 2. Prada Infusion D'Homme ($100), neimanmarcus.com Clean and soapy with a kick of iris. 3. Tommy Hilfiger Hilfiger ($59), macys.com A papaya-and-grapefruit blend that's as subtle as a chalk-striped suit. Check back next Thursday for colognes to wear after dark.
Courtesy of Richard Chai Meet one of the men shaping the future of American fashion. Courtney Colavita Name: Richard Chai, thirtysomething Résumé: Geoffrey Beene, A/X: Armani Exchange, Donna Karan, Marc Jacobs, TSE Plan: "They are clothes that don't make a guy feel precious or overdressed or uncomfortable," says Chai of his layer-heavy collection of cardigans (long and chunky or slim with silk ruching), double-breasted jackets, and black or cream jeans that bunch at the ankle. Available at Barneys New York.