Tom Ford Men’s A/W ’13 look book

Tom Ford men’s: that constant balance of statement, of style, of the classics and of the modern.

These are, perhaps, the ideas which best describe a Tom Ford men’s collection if one wants to avoid more ambiguous terms such as dapper. Tom Ford nails luxury. He creates strong looks which flatter a man’s shape. He plays to the slow (r)evolution of modern suit trends. And he does it all without ever shying away from his grander vision: suits in bold fabrics, casual pieces that do more than attract attention.

These notions explain the essence of Ford’s previous men’s visions and his interpretation of autumn 2012 as well.

Both spring 2013 and autumn 2012 come on the back of a very good year for Tom Ford. Even if worn a tad too tight at times, Ford’s suiting of Daniel Craig’s Skyfall outing as James Bond did much to set the course of men’s suiting for a few good years to come. The popularity of peaked lapels will recede, notched lapels will come to dominate.

But you won’t find any overly James Bond looks amongst Ford’s autumn / winter 2012 collection, no matter how synonymous he now is with dressing the fictional secret agent. While elements, such as the notched lapels, tie-in to the styles that abounded in Skyfall, this collection sits as something far more Ford. Bond is a suit. Ford has flair. That flair comes in damier check, three pieces and high neck collars.

It also comes in casual looks that are typically Ford – luxurious though, at times, designed for the newly minted and their holidays at Gstaad. Overlook that which won’t have influence and you’ll pick up on Ford’s domineering influences: slim cuts, masculine chests, the return of the shawl tuxedo and a gent who balances the dapper with the sexual.

You can see all of the Tom Ford autumn (fall) / winter 2013 collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the collection.