GQ creative director Jim Moore hand-picks the most GQ looks from the runways—with analysis, trend reports, and tips.
Salvatore Ferragamo: In a season of countless topcoats, this is the first one we’ve seen in leather. What designer Massimiliano Giornetti did is finish off a very refined camel suit with a rough leather topcoat that has distressing in all the right places. Whether or not you buy these exact pieces, learn from this look: That juxtaposition of rough and refined is a styling move you can go back to constantly. Daily, even.
Reverse layering–the trend of wearing a shorter piece over a longer one—really took off last fall, and as you can see it’s still going strong in 2015. In this case, it’s a leather Eisenhower bomber with a great patina over a shadow plaid suit, and it works because the earthy colors of the jacket and suit are close enough that you almost don’t notice the reversal at first glance.
Traditionally, duffel coats are sporting, meaning not something you’d wear over a suit. But with it’s broody shadow plaid and shearling collar, this one’s so luxe it can hang with your brogues as easily as your sneakers.
Missoni: Designer Angela Missoni told us that to make this suit (and a bunch of other pieces in the collection) the family had to invent a new machine. The resultant fabric is a mix between a woven and a knit, meaning this suit stretches with you so it’s as comfortable as a sweater.
2015 is going to be one of the tweediest years ever. The particular version of the fabric used for this double-breasted coat is flecked with orange, which gives it its unique Missoni color. And it’s double-faced fabric, meaning no lining is required. Warm, comfortable–and you won’t get caught getting in and out of the sleeves.
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