Tom Ford is a favorite here at Exec, because personally, we don’t think anyone does designer menswear better. His lines are impeccable, his fabrics are handsome, and there is always something powerful and yet exciting in his tailoring. He brought class to Gucci, creativity to Yves Saint Laurent and everything on the spectrum to his own line: Tom Ford.
His Fall 2012 Look book for Menswear is bound to please the most stylistically empowered executives, as bold but surprising fabrics and nostalgic lines are utilized in engaging and innovative ways.
Here are our favorite looks from his collection.
The classic cut of the trousers and jackets take charge but in a refined way. I am thrilled to see a tailored men’s pant that isn’t skinnier than an Olsen’s legging. The use of the bowtie is done to perfection, and manages to escape looking penguin-esque because Ford contrasts the traditional accessory with wildly fresh fabrics on the jacket. The metallic sheen and glaze of these jackets remind me of wet streets on a rainy New York Autumn night. I can feel Ford’s inspiration just looking at them.
This overcoat, and that blazer.
I love the color of the blazer on the right, and how it is paired with traditional fittings such as tailored slacks and a bowtie. I also like the overcoat on the left. The wide lapel and generous use of fabric makes the wear looker buffer than he really is. However, either that scarf makes the model appear to – or he actually is – wearing a cummerbund, and that frightens the life out of me.
Which brings me to my next point- my least favorite pieces in Ford's collection.
Everything featured here.
The fabric on that coat on the right looks like linoleum out of a 1950's mental ward. The plaid is too exaggerated, especially in a society already bloated with excess. Those pants on the right are only fit for a community theater version of Riverdance. I get static cling just looking at them. And the suit in the middle looks like grandpa pajamas. I can smell the moth balls from here.
All in all, great work Tom! Check out Selectivism for the complete lookbook, photos sourced via Selectivism.com