For proof that you can make a serious statement without choosing sides, we turn to the recently announced Fall 2011 menswear collection from San Francisco designer Bacca da Silva. In his latest, da Silva combines elements of casual European sportswear and formal dress, yielding hybrid garments that are both dressed-up and day-to-day.
The collection’s standout piece has to be the two-piece trench coat. The long sleeve bolero topper unclips from the chest to reveal a sleeveless belted trench underneath. The pieces can be worn together for a look that’s perfect for your inner Scandinavian crime-fighter or separately as an unexpected accompaniment for a crisp dress shirt.
While the trench tends toward the avant garde, the line puts equal emphasis on staples such as streamlined blazers, preppy collared shirts and slim pants. The signature crest and scorpion embellishments appear throughout, while webbed closures and details, elbow and shoulder cut-outs, strategically-placed padding and hand embroidery add interest to the neutral palette of black, white and gray.
To view in person, make the trek to da Silva’s Sutter Street shop. In the meantime, peruse a few of our favorite items below: