Elements of an Enduring Wardrobe
Photographed by Hanna Tveite
Styled by Gabrielle Marceca
Resist appeals to “stock up” on “basics” that are neither designed to delight nor made to last. Instead, aim to build an enduring wardrobe, special piece by special piece. Find your fall and winter foundation in six refined elements distinguished by their character, craftsmanship, and versatility. Each component unlocks inventive ways to combine and define a look.
The classic black turtleneck becomes even more streamlined when transformed into a bodysuit. Let the sleeves—banded for a cuff effect—peek out from beneath anything and everything.
Details matter. Protagonist’s signature button-up is a classic oxford made infinitely more interesting in the crispest cotton shirting.
The Matched Set
Mod, military, moto? J.W. Anderson blurs the boundaries to create a fresh fall take on the suit in houndstooth-checked wool.
At once curvy and angular, Proenza Schouler’s new Hex bag is designed as a triple helix. The leather-wrapped chain strap is a continuation of the whipstitched details.
The New Utility Jacket
With a cinched front and draped back, a multi-pocketed canvas topper epitomizes the fusion of functionality and sensuality that is at the heart of the fall Protagonist collection.
The Easy Dress
A favorite crewneck extends into a body-skimming dress. Lemaire’s is made special by especially fine merino wool and deep side vents.
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