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.
Think of every trend that’s sparked your interest lately, then immediately check out this sale. Chances are good you’ll find it here — and interpreted in a way that surpasses expectations. Flowy satin jumpsuit? Check. Metallic boyfriend blazer? Check. Ruffle-front bib top? Check and check. (This one’s plaid.)
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.
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.