Tommy Hilfiger
By Shanu Walpita

AMERICAN ENGLISHMEN New York: Established American sportswear designer Tommy Hilfiger, continued his American heritage aesthetic for F/W 13 with a collection featuring an “East Coast …

Feb 10, 2013
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AMERICAN ENGLISHMEN
New York: Established American sportswear designer Tommy Hilfiger, continued his American heritage aesthetic for F/W 13 with a collection featuring an “East Coast prep meets British sartorial tradition in a hybrid of heritage and modernity.” The American designer borrowed traditional English tailoring and typical Prince of Wales, houndstooth and argyle patterns, but kept his home country’s aesthetic with an All-American color palette of rich red, navy, oxblood, and ivory, as well as an East Coast prep boy styling and attitude. Hilfiger experimented with leather detailing throughout his collection with a luxurious leather paneled argyle pattern, plackets, trims, and piping, which updated traditional items such as cardigans, top coats, woven button-fronts, or car coats. The impeccably tailored collection looked contemporary and right, fit for a modern gentleman. –Kathleen Tso

Silhouette: Traditionally tailored

Color: Ivory / Oxblood / Black / Navy / Sandlewood / Rich red / Light mustard / Grey / Inky midnight blue / Cerulean

Key Items: Double-breasted blazers / Shearling lined Prince of Wales bomber jacket / Fabric-blocked trousers / Leather trim top coats and car coats / Leather argyle print sweaters and cardigans / Shearling and wool motorcycle jacket

Materials: Wool suiting / Leather / Shearling / Cashmere knits / Melton wool

Print + Pattern: Houndstooth / Prince of Wales / Argyle / Pinstripes

Details + Trim: Leather argyle / Shearling trims and collars / Contrast lapels and plackets / Leather piping / Black leather belts with gold trim / Leather collars / Leather zipper plackets

Accessories + Footwear: Polished black dress shoes / Houndstooth soled black boots / Burgundy and black loafers / Long knit scarves / Structured leather briefcases / Leather portfolio clutches / Luxe leather totes / Tortoise sunglasses

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