Fashion Week Notebook | Michael Wesetly

February 5th, 2006

Michael Wesetly Fall 2006

 Photo Credit: NY Metro

Key Takeaways:  As one of the few designers that boast a “Made in the U.S.A.” tag, Wesetly creates a “no fuss” line of suits this season for the common man.  Comfortable, stylish and extremely masculine, his fall pieces are more suitable for a linebacker rather than a skinny chess geek.

Color Palette:  Fall friendly grays, greens, and bronzes, with the occasional visit from a vibrant color.

Silhouettes: As opposed to many of those Euro-chic three button suits, he creates unique pieces for the more broad-shouldered man.  Some suits have reminiscent tailoring of a Safari jacket, but still maintain a look of a blazer.  The suits leave plenty of room for comfort, something many men will enjoy.

Accessories Report:  Once in a while, a classic paperboy cap or fedora appeared on the runway, but other than that, the texturally solid colored and striped ties give great praise to his suits.

What’s Wearable: Combining metro denims, professional fabrics and uncomplicated cuts, all of his clothing is blatantly ready-to-wear.  One of his popular pieces is the pinstripe suit – something that will never go out of style.  His suits contain a great deal of texture and they don’t come off as gimmicky.  This includes his most avant-garde blazer: a double breasted green coat that seems asymmetrical.  Some of his blazers contain a surprising twist – like a paint-splattered pattern paired with some dirty denim jeans or a stylish floral doodle atop a rich brown.  Although minimal in his collection, leather bomber jackets stand out as key pieces – something that may be a big thing this fall.

What’s Not Wearable: A black and brown checker board blazer suitable for uncles who make fools of themselves at family reunions.

Entry Filed under: Men, Runway Reviews, Runway Reviews, Trend

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Alvin Smith  |  February 9th, 2006 at 12:11 pm

    I WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH MICHAEL WESETLY SHOW. I THOUGHT HIS PIECES WERE UNIQUE AND STYLISH. I AM A 35 YEAR OLD BUSINESS MAN AND FOUND A LOT OF PIECES I WOULD LOVE TO WEAR TO THE OFFICE AND OTHERS TO WEAR OUT TO A CLUB. WHERE CAN I PURCHASE IT THOUGH. I WOULD LOVE TO START MY COLLECTION.

    I ALSO DISAGREE WITH YOU ON THE CHECKER BOARD PIECE. I THOUGHT IT WAS HOT. WOULD WEAR IT ANYDAY. IT IS ALL ABOUT HOW YOU CARRY IT. MY UNCLE COULDNT ROCK IT BUT I COULD!

  • 2. unfaithful  |  February 16th, 2006 at 8:24 pm

    i liked the textures and colors he used, but i wasn’t a fan of the silhouettes. i like the idea of suits for men who aren’t skinny, but i found these just too boxy.

  • 3. Trisha  |  February 17th, 2006 at 10:22 am

    Mmm, good observations.

    As for the boxiness, that can be flattering on rounder figures, but as everything, it comes down to personal preference.

    And yup….checkerboards are In :) I couldn’t pull it off personally, but it can be done.

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