"Market Week" may not show up on your calendar, but this week-long fashion extravaganza has the city's most stylish gents storming trade shows. Here's a guide to staying crispy during the raddest, trad-est, plaid-est time of the year.
Know Your Trade Shows!
Capsule, which we visited this morning, runs today and tomorrow and features the trendiest, most sought-after brands this side of Pitti Uomo. Don't know what Pitti is? Give up the ghost...or plow through the Sartorialist's archives in their entirety. Project focuses on street-wear and denim. Don't know street-wear? Go take a good look at your sneakers and run-down 11-wale cords. But what's less important than actually browsing racks of car coats is...partying!
Tonight features a performance in Williamsburg by man-fashion darlings U.S. Royalty and, no doubt, a whole mess of debauchery at man-fashion clubhouse the Ace Hotel. Word on the Twitter street confirms that many of this great country's foremost style bloggers and boutique proprietors are even sleeping at the fabled inn. Best of all, an official Capsule afterparty is going down on the Bowery.
Read & Follow The Right People
Still not convinced that you're crispy enough to run with these horses? Still don't know what "crispy" means? Here's a quick rundown of our favorite men (and one lady) in the biz:
F*ck Yeah Menswear: a hilarious glossary of more masculine synonyms for "cool" and "trendy."