Vintage parachutes and gold foil are just two of the unconventional materials NYC-based designer Patrik Ervell uses in designing his chic, utilitarian collections of men’s and women’s clothing. His love for classic shapes and uniforms of all kinds is evident in his reinterpretations of police sweaters, classic bomber and varsity jackets, field coats, standard button-down shirts, suiting, and back-to-basic trousers. Concealed button plackets, single needle tailored construction, button-less collars and oxidized iron and copper fabrics give Ervell’s work an austere, industrial elegance. Since launching his label in 2005 from Open Ceremony’s NYC store, Ervell has won the Ecco Domani Award for Menswear and become a perennial nominee for the CFDA’s Menswear award.
When it’s cold outside, a sweater is a guy’s best friend. (Well, modern heating systems are a pretty solid contender, but never mind that.) Stay warm this winter with our collection of smart knitwear, including everything from cable knit cardigans to Fair Isle pullovers.
Our roundup of great picks under $50 is all about elevating your style without devastating your wallet. From footwear to shirting to accessories, we’ve got what you need to kit yourself out without breaking the bank.
A typical Patrik Ervell collection starts with classic American styles (think varsity jackets and club-collar dress shirts) and tweaks them in a way that manages to be both interesting and—no small feat—wearable. There's no better example than the pieces featured in our selection, from a cleverly updated light blue button-down to a shawl collar jacket in sueded lambskin with a subtle engineer stripe.
We all know it's a new day in men's fashion, and dressing sharp is <i>de rigueur</i>. A blazer is a must, and a vest is always a viable option—whether for the office, a holiday party, or out at night. We've selected a group of our smartest pieces for your consideration.