In 2008, Giuseppe Valentini, Nikolas Apostolopoulos, and Daniel Murphy, three Los Angeles friends, started LOVA. They announced their first collection—including vintage-inspired Hawaiian shirts (<i>avec</i> and <i>sans</i> palm-tree prints) and luxe takes on flannels—with a video of a backyard barbecue. Several collections later, the trio has honed its elegant nonchalance while never letting go of its sense of casual fun, by bringing classic menswear to new places with reinterpretations of the staples. Signature styles include cotton shirts that pair perfectly with tailored trousers, or luxe takes on pea coats, cardigans, and denim.
“Out with the old, in with the new” applies to your closet, too. Get your wardrobe 2010-ready with pieces from these edgy designers. Snag a new go-to suit from LOVA, slim down with Idol Radec’s fitted crewnecks and flannel shirts, and shake things up with Rxmance’s graphic T-shirts. Also rediscover the classics, but with modern twists, including plaid caps from Brixton and bomber jackets from Public School.
No one is going to accuse you of raiding your father's closet if you step out in menswear from this hip L.A. line. Play it safe with a two-button blazer or push the envelope with a contrast-lapel jacket. The casual cotton hoodies and graphic tees exude SoCal cool.
Has summer dried up your wardrobe? We've got a stylish solution: a slew of dapper looks to refresh and restock your sartorial supplies. It's all right here, from casually hip shirting and pants to fall-friendly outwear and the accessories that will fine tune your look. No matter what you need to replenish, you'll find a wide array of selections tailor-made for the task.
Taking it easy on top of the world (or at least your apartment building) in the near future? We've got everything you need to celebrate the season in style right here in this sale. And if your next gathering is taking place closer to the ground floor than the penthouse? Worry not; these picks will have you looking your best no matter the altitude.