Michael Bastian Spring 2009 show revealed a tightly edited collection of 25 looks based around Bastian’s latest American archetype. He was inspired by Sam Elliott and Parker Stevenson from a 1976 movie called The Lifeguard (male hotties from the seventies being something of a specialty) in making this collection. That translated to plenty of the sporty shorts, a freewheeling take on eveningwear: shawl-collared pink jacket, blue tux shirt, pale gray pinstriped pants. And in between, including a zippered Fair Isle cardigan, a suede safari jacket, and another jacket in a crisp white seersucker paired with pink cutoffs. The easy fusion of casual/formal he’s best known for. Via Men.style

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