The Fall 2011 collection was inspired by the Maritime Heritage of the Sleeping Bear Dunes region – one of the most imposing natural landmarks on the shore of Lake Michigan because of its high, neutral sand dunes. Sleeping Bear was also a point where vast numbers of sailing vessels and steamers carried cargoes of lumber, grain, iron ore and other products. It was also the scene of many shipwrecks, infact 2010 was a big year of shipwreck discoveries in Sleeping Bear Dunes.
This season, those colossal sandy dunes, deep blue waters and the pops of safety orange that honor the Sleeping Bear Coast Guard inspired the silhouettes and colors of this menswear collection. The white pieces of course reminds you on those majestic sand dunes.
The collection included lots of wool, plaid, cotton and nylon. I was very most impressed with the Nautica toggle coats – my favorites were the Charcoal Wool Herringbone and Camel Wool Toggle coats featured below
The cut of the silhouettes makes each look very flattering to the male form, none of the pieces looked constricting, just comfortable.