Updating classic styles with contemporary details, Spec+ is one of the latest welcome additions to menswear in NYC. With subtle gold accents and Japanese linings, their Spring/Summer 07 collection has just enough edge to breathe new life into familiar styles without going all-out trendy.
The trench ($298), for example, is a current ubiquitous look that Spec+ keeps clean save the slant pockets and a d-ring on the back â€”the only slightly unusual part. A bomber (another hot option for spring, $229) in greyish lavender features a blue-and-white Japanese print lining and an interior gold slit pocket. Similar pockets show up on the exterior of the army field jacket ($289), which gets transformed in a lead grey wool pinstripe and has some fresh asymmetrical exterior pockets as well. The metallic hoodie ($99) adds flash but keeps it understated by mixing in the same greyish lavender of the bomberâ€”the interior mock rib collar is a nice touch as well. Go here to see details.
Contact Spec (they have a retail location in NYC) at +1 212 228 3008 to order.