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Dinner and a presentation is how GANT presented their Autumn/Winter 2012 GANT Rugger collection. Inside the Lower East Side establishment, The Fat Radish, the GANT Rugger team under the guidance of designer, Chris Bastin, debuted the collection, inspired by New York’s “surging locavore, farm-to-table food scene.”  As Bastin puts it, ““Good restaurants are grounded in tradition, knowledge, craftsmanship and an internal drive to take the past and turn it into something better…  so is making clothes. A chef’s mis en place is like the designer’s fabrics. GANT Rugger is full-on foodie this season.”

The heritage theme of men’s sportswear still runs strong throughout the collection including Chesterfield coats, Fair Isle jersey crews and more. While the theme revolved around the “chef” and “restauranteur” the garments are clearly proper for all affairs.

One take-away from the GANT Rugger dinner was a gift bag which this writer did not open before arriving at a birthday party later in the evening where security was quite surprised to find a high carbon steel chef knife from Wildfire Cutlery concealed in my bag. I should have opened that bag sooner, it would seem.

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