SACAI Men FW2012
If Paris defined menswear under a provocative tangent, outside the conservative and notorious male tendencies, SACAI Men fall-winter’s assignment is to treat classics under playful approximations. Japanese designer Chitose Abe surprises us once again with her comfort looks by intercalating classic materials, such as an uber-refined silk pin-dot-tie fabric ‘alla Charvet Place Vendôme’ transformed into a sport ribbed cuff pant.
Popping up sometimes, fascinating knits give the attention to detail and elegance that modern men demand. These details are also used for a mock vest insert in an Aran cable knitted blazer, delivering the finishing we all want to attain. When handling brown tones, Abe masteries it. It doesn’t reach melancholy, or an alternative sensation. It has the feeling of a skater or a banker wearing it on his casual Friday, it will always hit the streets perfectly. The highlight, a Chesterfield levita overcoat that guarantees full comfort and fit, by combining woven (front) and knitted (back).