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Milan versus Paris

the fall/winter 2013 European menswear collections review

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 “Style is the answer to everything.  A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing.  To do a dull thing with style is preferable to doing a dangerous thing without it.  To do a dangerous thing with style is what I call art.”


– Charles Bukowski

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For the fall/winter 2013 collections, the Milanese and Parisian men’s fashion houses did not disappoint.   Both countries showed bold, strong collections.   I am loving the newer silhouettes; a softer, easier way of dressing with distinct tailoring and seam-work detailing that was second to none.   From Gucci’s stunning coats and jackets, to Bottega Veneta’s mustard car coat, to the slimmer styles from Saint Laurent, it was all pleasant surprises.

I start my journey with a trip to Milan, where I chose to review 4 collections, three hits, and one ill-fated miss.

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