NEW YORK -- J. Crew’s menswear collection had a dressy and decidedly slim, trim bad-boy British feel to it, and for good reason.
Inspiration: Frank Muytjens, head of men’s design for J. Crew, told us he’d been inspired by the '60s-era portrait photography of David Bailey – particularly one of actor Michael Caine taken in 1965.
“It’s an image that’s been resonating with me for a long time,” Muytjens said. “He’s just standing there with a cigarette dangling from his lips. There’s something gentlemanly but dark about it, like he’s just about ready to do something but you don’t know what.”
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