“The Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2012 men’s collection is inspired by the lifestyle of a young cadet whose uniforms range from military prep to the sporting life, all infused with hints of rock influence. His academy look is sophisticated in its modernity, a touch rebellious but still buttoned up. The hybridization of his pursuits creates a youthful take on classic traditions, reinforcing that functionality and spirit can coexist.”

“For a young cadet, outerwear is key in familiar shapes- a pea coat, an officer’s coat- updated in tailored fits, luxurious fabrics and rich tones such as Burgundy, Midnight Navy and Forest. Military inspired bullion tape becomes the new regimental stripe on wool pants and sportcoats, even on the cadet boot in pewter with metal detailing. For his sporting adventures, the cadet reinvents heritage pieces he co-opted from his family archives. Suiting for every occasion is polished in classic glen plaid and houndstooth, but updated with unexpected leather details and a play on scale. Quilting is redone in a mod way and applied to traditional looks including the new varsity jacket. Leather is also prominent throughout, bringing an irreverent twist to the classics. For evening, the cadet reimagines classic academy looks with a nod to glam rock. The overall effect- a personalized take on military precision.”

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