Ian Velardi

New York: Rising Menswear star Ian Velardi showcased the skills that have recently made him a critics darling and retail hit (Gap collaboration anyone?), presenting a collection of perfectly-executed basics, highlighted by expertly-jumbled preppy styling of the type that comes naturally to the best American designers. Velardi’s signature look included color-blocked sweatpants paired with a blackwatch tuxedo jacket, an ensemble he finished with clogs, a fringed scarf and a sporty “USA” cap. Hybrid items like a popover CPO shirt-jac further confirmed that Velardi’s clever, wearable looks are on the ascent, and rightfully belong alongside the best of American Menswear. –Andrew Luecke

Silhouette: Urbane easy

Color: Midnight blue / Chocolate / Optic white / Dove grey / Granite grey / Wheat / Grape / Cardinal

Key Items: Popover CPO shirt-jac / Double-breasted blazer / Color block sweatpants / Midnight tuxedo jacket / Blackwatch tuxedo jacket / Lace-neck hoodie / Cuffed wool trouser / Chocolate suit / Shearling bomber

Materials: Wool suiting / Shearling / Chino / Cotton fleece / Wool felt

Print + Pattern: Blackwatch tartan / Shadow plaid / “USA” graphic / Gingham / Pegasus-stag emblem

Details + Trim: Leather trim / Color blocking / Shawl collar / Fringe / Patch pockets / Quilting

Accessories + Footwear: Stan Smith adidas / Clogs / Wheat Timbs / Oxblood boots / “USA” caps / Oversized safety pin / Leather trim duffel bag / Knit caps / Fedoras / Circle scarves / Fringed scarf



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