A few weeks ago saw our semi-annual menswear market weeks here in New York, so I went to a couple of trade shows to see what we can expect in the neo-prep space come next spring.

First up is the above look from Castaway Clothing, which takes a traditional windbreaker — like the kind James Dean wears with a white tee in “Rebel Without A Cause” — and renders it in blue oxford cloth with seersucker lining. It’s paired with a white t-shirt with madras pocket.

Next, lovely stripes, foulards, wool ties and pocket squares from R. Hanauer:


High-quality argyles from Nigel Knox:


Bills Khakis was showing these tartan trousers made from oxford cloth:


Edward Armah‘s two-sided pocket circles, which pinch into a nice ruffled effect with no effort required:


Neckties both witty and traditional from Bird Dog Bay:


Despite reports to the contrary, the necktie is alive and well — at least in the marketplace. High Cotton:


The always-busy booth of needlepoint specialists Smathers & Branson:


And here’s a properly preppy note to end on: pink and green from Southern Proper.  — CC