Men’s Style.com has published its Buyers Club Guide for 2009 fashion, with the country’s 14 most influential store owners (from Barneys and Bloomingdale’s to San Francisco’s The Archive, Los Angeles’ Confederacy, and New York’s Odin) offering their lists of gents’ must-have items for fall. The 87-slide-long grouping is more than enough to whet your appetite for full-on sartorial consumption; fortunately, nearly all of the stores featured have online shops. As for the overarching trend, buyers are without a doubt leaning towards updated basics for fall. From classic trenches and a studded motorcycle jacket, to flannels, five-pocket jeans and a great all-weather overcoat from Patrik Ervell, the clothes as a whole suggest a distinct ruggedness.
Although there are elements of luxe, like Balenciaga’s Varsity jacket that clocks in at just shy of $2,000. Also included in the mix: a fedora from Fashioneer favorite Molly Yestadt, a NYC-based milliner who provided hats for Marc by Marc’s FW09 show and who recently teamed up with LES boutique BBlessing. For the latter, Yestadt crafted headgear that channels “Alain Delon’s character Jef Costello in Jean-Pierre Melville’s Le Samouraï” and acts as the perfect icing on fall’s classically-inclined wardrobe cake.