Rooted in the classics, Todd Snyder combines tailored suiting, active knitwear and military outerwear with effortless ease. Taking a 1920s "American in Paris" direction for FW12, the new collection has rough-hewn yet debonair appeal. Officer crewneck sweaters and marsh coats merge with tuxedo jackets, Oxford shirts and cotton/silk bowties. Selvedge jeans come in indigo and gunmetal, cutting a modern silhouette alongside coated cotton outerwear, Chesterfield coats, military shirts, and marled cable sweaters. Flannel trousers and garment-dyed cargos are also key pant directions.
A favorite look replaces the suit vest with a heathered V-inset sweatshirt, offering fresh definition to the crisp shirt-tie-and-blazer look. Base colors include black indigo, olive, brown and khaki. Deeply saturated burgundy and dark teal are new for fall; bright safety orange adds a pop accent.
Founded in 2011, Todd Snyder gathers steam with this standout FW12 collection. The namesake menswear label builds upon the designer's stints at heritage brands Ralph Lauren, Gap and J.Crew. Since the debut of this most recent collection in February, Snyder has been selected by GQ as one of the best new designers in America. He has also received a nomination from CFDA.