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Best of Both Worlds

New York…Gilded Age

Stefan Miljanic took a huge leap into the 20th Century with his F/W 09 collection, inspired by interesting contrasts in dressing during the late ’60s. Normally showcasing authentic designs inspired by a certain time period in the 19th Century, his “Harvard ’69” collection was no less endearing and genuine. The designer noticed in vintage copies of magazines how men would wear active items like hiking boots with dressier tailored outfits, creating the ultimate juxtaposition in styling. Just as current day men are trying to figure out social boundries, the Gilded Age men just did what felt right to them, pairing precious plaid shirts, bow ties and tipped cardigans with rough and tough denim and boots. As always, Miljanic knows how to elevate a collection from the subtle use of the most luxurious fabrics possible, this time including stretched corduroy pants and cashmere blazers. The collection, while inspired by the past, really did show how men of today want to dress.

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