What to Get at Barneys New York’s Private Label This Season
Barneys New York is the holy grail of menswear. One of the store’s best-kept secrets is the private label line. According to its website, “Barneys New York’s private label collection includes thoughtful, indispensable pieces highly regarded for their superior construction and timeless design. These men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories are enviable, season-less wardrobe staples.” While Barneys is certainly known for its pricey designer labels, its private line is fairly priced considering the quality of materials and sharp designs. Here are some items not-to-be missed this season.
1. Shawl Collar Cardigan
Shawl Collar Cardigans are more popular than ever. A great alternative to the typical V-neck or crew neck, this 100% Marino wool sweater is cool and causal. The ivory and heather grey combination is great way to wear a lighter color during the winter, especially if most of your wardrobe consists of dark colors. You can even carry this staple over to the spring.
2. Small Laptop Case
Laptop cases can run the gamut from boring and plain to too sporty for business. Manufactured it Italy, this bag is made from polyurethane coated cotton for extra durability. It has black leather trim and handles as well as silvertone hardware. Smartly designed, the protective metal feet at the bottom of the base prevent it from falling over. There is also a removable strap, should you prefer to use this as a messenger bag.
3. Braided Keeper Calfskin Belt
If you find too many of your ensembles are monochromatic, it is time to break it up a little bit with the help of accessories. This Braided Keeper Calfskin Belt will be your favorite new wardrobe staple. The polished gunmetal-tone brass buckle accentuates the beautiful design. A practical purchase, the color is seasonless, so you can wear it all year round.
4. Light Purple V-Neck Sweater
Brightly colored warm clothing can be a really smart buy because you can carry it through multiple seasons. You can use this purple V-neck sweater as a layering piece in the winter and then over a polo or button-down shirt on chillier spring days. Made in Italy of 100% virgin wool, the high quality makes it worth the investment.
5. Apron-Toe Penny Loafers
Barney’s Apron-Toe Penny Loafers are absolutely a necessity for every man’s wardrobe. Made in Italy of calfskin, these stacked leather heels are a great find. Available in both practical black and a wonderfully muted cognac color, they can be worn with everything from jeans to a suit.
6. Striped Folding Umbrella
Just because it’s raining or snowing out doesn’t mean you can’t look sharp. This striped folding umbrella is made in Italy. It features a handsome curved wood handle and a red striped navy blue polyester canopy. Fashion aside, no one wants to get soaked or deal with a broken umbrella. Isn’t that the worst? With a high quality accessory such as this one, you will not have to worry.
7. Checked Melton Double-Breasted Coat
Double-breasted coats are back and hotter than ever. This Checked Melton Double-Breasted Coat is made in Italy of 100% wool and lined in viscose. The navy blue and black checked pattern is a more stylish version of the black peacoat you probably already have in your closet. If you want to kick up your outwear a notch, but prefer a more refined style, this coat will keep you warm and happy for year to come.