ARTICLE CHRISTOPHER BARNARD
PHOTOGRAPHY DELPHINE DANHIER / PHILIPPE VOGELENZANG
The tuxedo remains the ﬁnal frontier of menswear, especially for the current generation. It’s the sartorial elephant in the room, even for guys who are fastidious in their dress, always waiting for “black tie optional” to appear on an invite (it’s never optional). Stylish men are often perplexed by the subtle options and codes that go into formal dressing. Shawl collar or peak? Waistcoat or cummerbund? But the conundrum is less a matter of taste than of education and suitable, accessible options. Enter Acne Studios and Mr. Porter, who have teamed up for an exclusive eveningwear collaboration that seeks to assuage whatever anxiety you may have. The collection, launching in November on Mrporter.com, is a decidedly younger mix of jackets and trousers in bespoke jacquard fabrics cut in the slim, cool silhouettes for which Acne is known the world over. “The fact that a very contemporary brand like Acne is working with us on a collection is testament enough that there is a younger and cooler audience out there who wants to adapt and adopt eveningwear into the rest of their wardrobe,” says Sam Lobban, Mr. Porter buyer and the brains behind the project. The collection is the perfect offering for the young fashion-minded man tasked with formal attendance this holiday season, in the spirit of looking great and appearing to know exactly what you’re doing.
Grooming Christine Cherbonnier (Atelier Management) Model Malcolm De Ruiter (Ford NY) photo assistant Emilio Garcia Hernandez Location Sandbox studios