Paris Report: Junya Watanabe Spring/Summer 2011
If you read Details
regularly, you know we're pretty big fans of Junya Watanabe
. The inventive Japanese designer is always able to energize men's clothes without ever crossing the borders of good taste. Each season he works with stalwart brands—Vanson Leathers, Brooks Brothers, and Levi's, among others—to create singular pieces from classic designs. For spring he added Saint Paul to his roster of collaborators. The French company is famous for its Breton stripe shirts and many incarnations of them turned up in the spring collection, which, according to Watanabe's people, was designed with one customer in mind: Watanabe. These are the clothes the designer will be wearing come 2011.
See, you can wear a yellow rain jacket and not look like Paddington Bear.
The pea coat above is actually made from the same kind of stuff as super luxe sweatshirts. Outerwear doesn't get more comfortable than that.
We've seen Top-Siders and Weejuns come back into style; for next summer we're liking the look of classic white bucks with rolled-up jeans.
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