Thursday, July 7, 2011
What You'll Be Wearing This Fall? | CHRIS EVANS for GQ
As Captain America, Chris Evans transforms from a patriotic weakling to a Nazi-whupping weapon of mass destruction. Here, in our annual fall fashion preview, he shows you how to go into the night in the kind of heroic clothes that will help you take over the world
Say It with Rose
The dress shirt of the season is related to that pink one we've been extolling for years, but it's been channeled through this fall's dustier 1970s lens.
Trench coat, $1,595 and tie, $140 by Burberry London. Shirt, $295 by Burberry Prorsum.
The trends packed into these pages are the result of some serious legwork: We've hawk-eyed the runways, attacked the showrooms, grilled countless designers, and triple-checked our notes. And the sensibility for the fall of 2011 is, in a word, swanky, with roots in the luxe-iest, lounge-iest vibrations of the '70s. The colors are warm, the textures are sexy, and the idea is to dress up with confidence. So when late summer arrives and this gear hits the streets, make like a superhero and bring the bam!, the wham!, and the pow!—Will Welch
The Year's Biggest Reboot
Forget Captain America—the double-breasted suit is 2011's baddest avenger. This month marks the first time we've shown one on our cover since 1998.
Suit, $595 and T-shirt, $50 by Calvin Klein. Pocket square by Tom Ford. Watch by Omega.
Say, Man—What Gauge Is That Turtleneck?
Want to command attention? Try an elegant (yeah, we said elegant) fine-gauge turtleneck. Buck up with confidence and the reaction you get will double your return.
Turtleneck, $895 by Giorgio Armani. Jeans, $215 by Armani Jeans. Loafers, $1,390 by Tom Ford. Sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana.
Feel the Need (The Need for Tweed)
Sorry, bargain bingers, but you won't find this tweed suit in a dusty vintage store. There's now a new breed that's less hot, less heavy, and cut as hip as your favorite flannel.
Three-piece suit, $1,995, shirt, $125, and tie, $75 by Polo Ralph Lauren. Shoes, $850 by Ralph Lauren. Pocket square by Robert Talbott. Watch by Omega.
Putting the "V" in "First Avenger"
A basic wool sweater isn't your mortal enemy, but consider a sexier (and yes, spendier) formfitting V-neck in merino wool, silk, or cashmere.
Sweater (with shirt collar), $750 and pants, $590 by Bottega Veneta. Loafers, $1,290 by Tom Ford. Watch by Omega. Bracelet (in front) by Cartier. Sunglasses by Kenneth Cole Reaction.
Who You Callin' Junior Varsity?
It's your felt-and-pleather high school letter jacket all grown up—and all in leather.
Jacket, $898 and shirt, $60 by Tommy Hilfiger. Jeans, $630 by Dior Homme. Watch by Omega. Bag by Louis Vuitton.
It's Shawl You'll Need This Fall
Wanna burn down a black-tie affair? Be the one guy in a tux with a slimmer (now less Rat Packy) shawl collar. It'll set you apart when everyone else is wearing a notch lapel.
Tuxedo, $1,395 and shirt, $224 by Boss Selection. Bow tie, $115 by Band of Outsiders. Shoes, $545 by Gucci. Pocket square by Brooks Brothers. Watch by Omega.
Yes, We Were Shocked, Too
The tracksuit is no longer an easy punch line. Sorry! Wear this precisely cut logo-less version on the street, at the gym, or to the airport—without looking like an off-duty porn star.
Track jacket, $1,150 and pants, $755 by Prada. Tank top, $33 (for three) by Calvin Klein Underwear. Sneakers, $60 by Adidas Originals.