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New York Fashion Week: Trends in menswear
New York Fashion Week: Trends in menswear

The fall-winter 2012 menswear collections that showed during the recently wrapped New York Fashion Week brought the usual riffs on masculine archetypes. Rag & Bone and Tommy Hilfiger served up military men. Michael Kors went for plaid-clad lumberjack luxe, and Scott Sternberg took his duster- and work-suit-wearing cowboys into the desert Southwest. But after several years of moving toward a more laid-back look, American menswear appears to be headed in the opposite direction, with an emphasis on a more polished, dressed-up panache that stops just this side of dandification. Among the standouts were Michael Bastian's "The Extra Man" collection, which served up...

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