Don't be fooled by the oh-so-cool name. For fall/winter 2011, Shades of Grey is putting a heavy emphasis on dark browns, navies, beiges, and tans—perfect colors for the coming fall. At first, the styles hit you as traditional: classic trench coats, blazers, vests, and casual elegant pants. But wait—are those cargo pockets on those charming corduroys? Touches like that and others push what at first glance appears to be a reserved collection into something more playful and laid-back—but nonetheless dignified. These pieces, sure to become permanent staples to many closets, are exactly the progressive designs a 21st-century gentleman needs on-hand while we wait out the "heritage" fad. From the sleek suits to the buckled shoes, this collection is a fine balance of classy and curious.
—By Adam Janofsky