Drawn from sources as diverse as the surfer, skater, punk rocker and rockabilly (all grown up, of course) as well as German artist Markus Lüpertz, Southern California native Mike Rubin’s New York Men’s Day debut for Krammer & Stoudt featured cropped pants, bomber jackets, two- and three-piece suits, windbreakers, dusters, kerchiefs, and cowboy-inspired hats. Overall, it had the feeling of a dapper dandy in the Wild West.
The surreal presentation featured non-traditional models - a mix of real people and models,
older and younger men, various ethnicities, women, and even a Salvador Dali look-a-like in an abstract, animalistic headpiece. Bold and beautiful houndstooth-checked and plaid shirts were paired with suits detailed with piping, gull-wing yokes, and pleated pockets, as were horizontally-striped sweaters.
An earthy, gradient palette of browns, tans, oranges, purples, and blues kept the looks strictly modern. Said Rubin, “I started my own brand, because my men belonging to the age group, the surf and the music I wanted to dress up properly adults. As they grew older, I thought, they plan on matching their age, cool stuff.”