Rag & Bone's fall and winter 2012 menswear may have been sent down a runway of its own, but there's no denying its inspiration was in step with that of the women's collection, which Times' fashion critic Booth Moore described as "English-countryside meets-the-Raj" in a recent post.
That vibe was grafted onto the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) military influences that designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville favor for the brand's menswear. The result was a runway collection of bundled-up and brooding military officers, ready to wage all-out war on the incoming cold front.
That meant blanket-heavy multi-striped great coats and sweaters, waxed cotton peacoats and herringbone topcoats with leather collars, an ikat pattern that appeared in blue or black in skinny chinos and blazers, and billowy, drop-crotch "singh" trousers.
The color palette was grounded in blacks, grays and an assortment of military blues, with the occasional piece in a burgundy wine shade, with accent colors of red appearing in blanket stripes and jacket linings, and, in a couple of pieces including a waistcoat, blazer and pair of chinos, with a subtle but eye-catching black-and-red degradé effect.
-- Adam Tschorn in New York
Photos: Looks from the Rag & Bone menswear runway collection, shown on Feb. 10 during New York Fashion Week. Credit: Peter Michael Dills / Getty Images