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Designer: Private Policy

Location: New York, NY

Season: Spring/Summer 2018

Key Pieces: Oversized satin bomber jackets with coordinating trousers toe the line between rugged workwear and relaxed lounge wear. The label continues its trademark souvenir jackets in on-trend dusty pink with gold contrast sleeves. Jacquard print coordinates with hearts channel a Wild West influence and a streetwear-inspired edge, especially with shorts.

Editor’s Notes: Another one of the shows kicking off New York Fashion Week: Men’s at New York Men’s Day, Private Policy went westward for its latest collection. As opposed to last season’s futuristic workwear inspiration, the designers behind Private Policy go a little further back in time for Spring/Summer 2018.

Culling patterns and silhouettes from Wild West cowboys, there’s a few envelope-pushing pieces in the collection as well—like a pair of chaps that were styled with a pair of boxer briefs to prevent the model from flashing the audience.

In keeping with a movement that sees shopping bags being elevated to luxurious levels, one topcoat featured an all-over print that references the ubiquitous “Thank You” print that are a common sight on New York City bodega bags.

Embroidered trucker vests also drove home the outlaw attitude, while variegated stripe tees and checkerboard print sets embodied a youthful punkiness. And if the Wild West vibe wasn’t explicit enough, plenty of the looks were styled with cowboy boots. Clearly, this isn’t their first fashion rodeo.

For more New York Fashion Week: Men’s coverage, check out the latest collection from Maiden Noir.

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