The adage “if you stick around long enough, everything old is new again,” certainly holds true in the worlds of both men’s and women’s fashions. Retro inspired styles from the 1950’s through the 1990’s are always making comebacks on the runways of New York, Pairs, London, Milan and Tokyo.
This week, many popular menswear looks from generations past are making a return at New York Men’s Fashion Week taking place in Manhattan, February 1 through February 4, 2016. This marks the second separate men’s fashion week event. Prior to the first event held in July 2015, men’s and women’s fashion weeks were held together, creating considerable constraints to designers having both men’s and ladies’ collections.
Popular menswear designers Michael Kors, Joseph Abboud, Theory, Hickey Freeman, Nautica, John Varvatos, Tommy Hilfiger, Perry Ellis, Greg Lauren and numerous others are presenting their Fall 2016 men’ apparel collections this week in New York.
Classic updated looks are featured in many of the collections, including bold oversized and boxy overcoats, faux fur trimmed parkas, two button blazers in tweed and herringbone fabrics, wing tip shoes, loose fitting, non-pleated trousers and uncuffed denim jeans.
Kors manages to capture the look of not one but two eras with hooded overcoat parkas that take their cue from the 1970’s featuring faux fur detail on the hoods in grunge-inspired wool plaid fabrics that were popular during the 1990’s.
You don’t have to look any further than watchmaker Ben & Sons to complement these retro inspired fashion looks with. The brand made expressly for men and available at popular online retailer WorldofWatches.com, pays homage to movie heroes of days gone by with vintage inspired designs, featuring classic details on the cases and dials along with weathered leather straps.
Ben & Sons Voyager men’s chronograph captures the spirit of yesteryear with a clean, contoured 42mm diameter case in brushed and polished stainless steel. The slightly distressed brown leather strap adds to nostalgic appeal.
The silvery-white colored dial features contrasting sub-dials in black, pie-cutter hands, Arabic numeral markers. Features include an automatic date window between the 4 and 5 o’clock hours, a locking screw-down and case back for water resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Quality quartz movement inside provides time-keeping accuracy.