Marc by Marc Jacobs

New York: For his recent Marc by Marc Jacobs collection, the designer added a number of surprise influences — like Oriental florals and the break-dancing swagger of golden age hip hop — to his always-welcome nerd-chic ensembles.  This season Marc’s man was really a boy, a street savvy one at home in New York or London, but with just enough polish to wear a fuchsia suit out to a fashion week party.  The designer continued his popular collaboration with Kangol, this time delivering leopard print snap-brims and retro-style ball caps in fluffy “furgora” that added a nice visual texture to otherwise clean looks. The forward-looking designer also stocked this F/W 13 collection with less-expected items and prints, including a number of shorts, short-sleeved button front shirts, and aloha florals. Shadow plaids, turtlenecks, and a camel-colored suit added cold-weather balance, while a puffer coat and varsity jacket helped keep things street-ready.  —Andrew Luecke

Silhouette: Slim casual

Color: Tomato / Camel / Navy / Powder pink / Royal purple / Cerulean / Plum / Fuchsia / Light ash / Midnight blue / Dark olive

Key Items: Printed short-sleeve button-front shirt  / Striped T-shirt / Aloha print Bermuda short / Relaxed wool trouser / Varsity jacket / Floral suit / Collegiate-style crewnecks

Materials: Wool / Denim / Cotton jersey / Cotton fleece / Wool suiting / Wool knits / Canvas / Tweed

Print + Pattern: “Burgundy” and “Mustard” graphic / Shadow plaid / Shadow multi-stripes / Even stripes / Oriental florals / Aloha tropical florals / Flocked floral motifs / Stylized star pattern

Details + Trim: Plaid collars and plackets / Flocked florals / Leather collar / Applied felt letters

Accessories + Footwear: Beat-up suede vulc sole sneakers / Chunky creeper-soled boots / Printed socks / Skinny belts / Kangol fuzzy ball caps and snap-brims / Plaid and floral flat bill caps / Printed skinny ties


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