Last week was menswear market week here in New York, and there was plenty of trad stuff to be seen.

Above is a new brand called High Cotton, which was showing bow ties and cummerbunds in gingham, madras and seersucker. They also had this clever belt that looks like a crest at first glance but is actually a boll weevil, a pest that attacks cotton crops:

Trafalgar had a selection of engine-turned buckles and all the belt straps you can get for them:

R. Hanauer was flying all its spring colors:

Allen Edmonds is doing many of its models in a new color called bourbon; this photo doesn’t quite reveal it, but there’s actually a touch of olive in it. I found it an intriguing color:

Southern Tide had plenty of preppy stuff, including the bow ties those Southerners love:

Needlepoint belts and more from Smathers & Branson:

For those who dig a 70s/’80s prep vibe, Castaway Clothing had this kelly-green lined down vest:

Not to mention plenty of casual shirts:

Souther Proper also had a prepped-out vest, this one with quilting:

Collared Greens was there with its bright ties and displaying the story I wrote for MR featuring the brand:

Shetland sweaters from Bills Khakis:

… and also tartan-lined khakis:

These Harris Tweed caps are from Wigens of Sweden:

Southwick had this polo coat:

… and this updated sack jacket called the Cambridge model, which the sales rep said was different from the Cambridge model sold by Brooks Brothers (which owns Southwick):

Bright spring argyles from Nigel Knox:

A new brand called Lazyjack Press said they’d sought to combine the wit of Chipp’s neckties with Hermes-inspired prints. Many of the ties were quite witty; this one’s called Demon Barber (you know, after Sweeney Todd), and consists of blood-dripping straight razors:

Grenfell was there with its iconic raincoat:

And Alden with its shell cordovan:

I can see Thomas Cary wearing this go-to-hell jacket from Bentley Cravats Corp:

And finally, a dash of Main Street Ivy, 21st-century style. There was a Canadian shirt collection called Ivy 1958, for the year the parent company was founded. Here’s the label:

And here’s the wax seal from the hang tag:

Needless to say, the shirts weren’t very Ivy. — CC

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