As great as this summer has been, I'm growing a little tired of looking at the same old offerings from my favorite mens clothiers. In particular, I cannot wait to see what new designs will come from the Phineas Cole line via Paul Stuart heritage. Like that of Tom Ford (although a bit more extreme), Phineas Cole reincorporates those classy vintage stylings that have been missed or messed up throughout the later part of the 20th Century and adds to it the current modern leaps in cut and fit.
Bringing back peak lapels, wide ties, ticket pockets, etc. has been reinvented - as a look - when paired up with the new courageous mixes of colors, patterns, and textures. This new look that has been brought upon by the likes of Phineas Cole and others in his class, does what many industries are trying to do in all types of fields. For classical men's elegance that means, bringing back to the future of design those brilliant ideas from the earliest years in men's "sartorialology" (sic), while using the new brilliance among modern day haberdashers to make those ideas from the past explode with a redefinition of cool.
I don't want to take anything away from J. Press, Ralph Lauren, or Brooks Brothers because I still love them and those of their ilk. They have their place in my life, but more and more that place is shifting to the leisure portion thereof. For the office, business, or the theater, Phineas Cole and his classmates have my ear. They are reaching the climax of classical men's elegance.