Spring/Summer 2012 Season Menswear Trade Show Preview

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Finally, I can breathe. Why? Because from July 17 –19, I was attending the menswear Spring/Summer 2012 season trade shows here in New York City. This is where menswear brands—large, small, and indie—cram themselves and the best of their wares for the next season into small booths in massive popup spaces all over the city, while buyers, editors, and fashion bloggers peruse through their racks. Unlike fashion week, we really get to meet with the brands for an extended period without the flash of camera bulbs or celebs and really look at the seams of the clothing. My mother always said you could tell all you need to know about a garment from its seams. Words I still live and work by that have never led me astray. The tradeshows were great as I met some quality young brands and revisited some staple brands I’ve been following since before I had a career in fashion. For this latest edition of Suit Your Life I’m giving you a few snapshots of the show’s highlights and some items that got my tongue wagging. Enjoy! —Gardy V. Guerrier

Finally, I can breathe. Why? Because from July 17 –19, I was attending the menswear…