Inspired heavily by James Bond (the Sean Connery era), David Hart’s FW ’13 collection featured several nods to the flashy fictional spy including secret agent glasses, a classic tuxedo (with bowtie and cumburbund!) and music from the film Experiment in Terror (a murder/mystery from the ’60s).
A tribute to the men of yesteryear, the 20 complete looks made retro new again with plenty of well-tailored mohair and wool suits (pocket squares included), comfy separates like oversized turtlenecks and slim fitting wool trousers and patterns that any Mad Man would love (dare we say, plaid on plaid?).
Hart didn’t skimp on the accessories, either. In addition to the eye wear, some looks included Rod Keenan hats, Sermoneta gloves and leather accessories by Kika NY. All the models wore some version of the “Chase” leather oxford shoe by Walk-Over.
Known for his neckties, which have sold at luxury department stores, Hart started his eponymous label just six years ago after working for Ralph Lauren, Anna Sui and Tommy Hilfiger. For his first collection, Hart had to invest more than $30,000 of his own money on the clothing and Fashion Week production. “It’s a big expense, so my hope is that the show will generate interest in our brand and drive sales,” said Hart.
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