Beauty and the Beard

umit-benan-11

Looking a bit like Kevin Kline’s Lear, Umit Benan’s model could not be more well-suited, pardon the pun, to the look of his debut line, which showed at Pitti Uomo earlier this month. High quality fabrics like cashmere and Sea Island cotton went into these gruff, rough, and tough-looking garments. Mr. Benan’s taken a fresh approach by flipping the fabrics so the good stuff’s all inside. As he’ll tell you, “What you see is not what you get.” For more on Mr. Benan and the beard, check out Material Interest. Thanks to Jake Davis for alerting me to this terrific new designer and his beautiful line. Mr. Benan can be see on the left in the last photo.

Notice the fit of the DBs. The topcoat, with its single row of buttons, is a work of art.

umit-benan-22

umit-benan-31

umit-benan-5

umit-benan-6

umit-benan-9

umit-benan-10

umit-benan-112

umit-benan-12

umit-benan-14

umit-benan-15

Advertisements

6 Comments

Filed under Uncategorized

6 responses to “Beauty and the Beard

  1. Nice stuff, though I don’t get the tights.

  2. it’s all so great-looking!

  3. all good – great in fact – except those leggings/long johns/tights jobbers. um…no.

  4. Haley

    i think the tights look great layered under ripped jeans – a friend of mine surprised me w/ this the other day, kind of grunge maybe? (plus, they keep you’re legs warm)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s