Based in California and inspired by its laid-back, party-loving lifestyle, Modern Amusement's bright-colored, clean styles — which often feature its crow logo — are the uniform of indie artists and chic surfers alike. The label strives for easy wearability fused with avant-garde design, finding inspiration in everything from industrial devices to 1930s motorcycles to the abstract paintings of Mark Rothko.
From 3.1 Philip Lim's avant-garde orange utility pants to the blazers and shirts of Y's Yohji Yamamoto, this massive final sale runs the gamut from cutting edge to classic, from formal to casual and from cashmere to cotton to wool.
Easy wearability meets avant-garde design with these button-downs, silk tops and boyfriend cardigans in stripes, plaids and bright colors. Blazers are enhanced with notch lapels and snap details while asymmetric dresses come in playful prints with hidden pockets for a fashionable-yet-functional look.
The cure for boring basics: hot button-downs, hoodies and cardigans in stripes, plaids and a modern color palette. Take a second look at the henleys — they all sport contrasting plackets (some even mix plaid with stripes). The brand’s crow emblem pops up on zippers (see windbreaker with contrast lining) and in graphics (like the hoodie with a striped crow appliqué). The big attention-getter, though, is the down-filled jacket in windowpane check, a welcome upgrade on the classic puffer.
Bensimon is known as the French lifestyle brand, and their washed-down sneaks belong in every well-traveled guy’s closet. They make a cool match with the casual Americana of C&C California’s relaxed khakis and Modern Amusement’s plaid shirts.