Jul 232012
 

Besides being one of my best friends, Roy Otwell is the founder and co-proprietor of the ultra-hip home store Switch Modern (switchmodern.com). He’s a dedicated student of popular culture, cool trends, and good style. Roy says “Fashion is about trends but style involves authenticity and a point of view.” Here’s what Roy been observing on the streets of New York this month.

“Madras! Plaid! Gingham! As men’s fashion becomes bolder and brighter over the last year, it’s no wonder that madras, plaid, and gingham are increasingly visible. Even Gap’s windows are extolling the virtues of madras. A madras shirt paired with your favorite shorts, worn leather shoes, just the right hat, and of course the obligatory Ray Bans seems to be the outfit for tooling around town. Perhaps this trend forebodes a very hot summer.”

 

Apr 282012
 

Besides being one of my best friends, Roy Otwell is the founder and co-proprietor of the ultra-hip home store Switch Modern (switchmodern.com). He’s a dedicated student of popular culture, cool trends, and good style. Roy says “Fashion is about trends but style involves authenticity and a point of view.” Here’s what’s on Roy’s mind this month:

“As Spring fully arrives one expects to see more and more color in men’s fashion. This year is no exception, but the color seems to be bolder and brighter—even outrageous. Perhaps this is a statement about the reality of—or the desire for—economic recovery. On the streets here in New York, I’m seeing bright pants in primary oranges, yellows, reds, greens and blues. The silhouette is still skinny (sans pleats), and socks are still optional. The only question left is whether to roll up the hem.”

 

 

 

Mar 042012
 

I’ve ask several of good friends to share their tips, trends, and random thoughts on a wide range of topics dear to their hearts.

Besides being one of my best friends, Roy Otwell is the founder and co-proprietor of the ultra-hip home store Switch Modern (http://www.switchmodern.com). He’s a dedicated student of popular culture, cool trends, and good style. Roy says “Fashion is about trends but style involves authenticity and a point of view.”  Here’s Roy’s post for this month:

“Finally it’s winter in New York. Long coats are back but with a twist. No longer extra long and bulky, these overcoats are tailored, fitted, and worn with a casual vibe. I’m digging this look with slightly opened, calf-high boots. Maybe green Doc Martens?  Match with stiff skinny jeans, a Nazi era haircut, and a bulky sweater and you’re ready to head downtown for a Rob Roy and some meatballs. Ahhh. Everything old is new again.”