|photos by Katherine Wong|
Thomas Balint is the third generation in his Hungarian family to take up the tailoring trade. His runway collection featured expertly draped jackets and coats that had a relaxed attitude, but sharp fit and sleek collars. The lapel shapes were variations on traditional silhouettes, elongated, notched shawl collars and distorted peak lapels. The color palette was a range of off-black like warm grey, deep eggplant and navy. This was a great way for the cosmopolitan gentleman who is used to dressing in black every day to branch out and add a bit of texture and colors to their repertoire. I know as a Gothamite that is a trick I like to use myself in my own wardrobe.
Guys, what is your key to looking groomed and casual at the same time?