Friday, September 24, 2010

E. Tautz S/S 2011

The most recent fruit of Patrick Grant's labor has gone live.  E. Tautz S/S 2011 is one of the few shows at LFW that menswear enthusiasts can get excited about - superb tailoring, great fabrics and none of this bullshit.  Like the personal nature of Saville Row tailoring the E. Tautz show was an intimate affair.  Instead of music, Mr. Grant talked show attendees through each of the looks presented.  The focus of S/S 2011 seemed firmly on fabric.  Fresco, a warm weather plain weave known for it's strength, was featured prominently throughout in various weights.  Another characteristic that marked the collection was the emphasis on the double breasted jacket, which was shown in both six and four button stance versions. Double breasted sport coats are obviously having a serious moment.  Below you will see some great examples of how to wear one casually and undone, even, without looking uncouth.  Also notice how color can be worked into your wardrobe without veering into "go to hell" territory, which is slowly becoming a cop out for those looking for easy ways to dress "cool".  Darker and deeper colors can work in warm weather when paired up with lighter counterparts like ivory, white and khaki.  The one downside here is the pricepoint.  You can find E. Tautz in Barneys if you live in NYC, but be prepared to drop some serious coin.  E. Tautz is pretty much charging bespoke prices for off the rack gear.  If you've got $400 to drop on a shirt however, you'd be hard pressed to find a better place to send your monies.

[Pictures courtesy of GQ UK.]



  1. what? no double monks? so close to perfect, am i right L.A.S.?

  2. wait, is that a kid behind those feathers in the MAN ss'11 photo? wtf is that haha. and yea, e. tautz is obviously fresh to death.

  3. Not sure why they needed a runway show. Are they selling to fashion buyers?

  4. 7 Days of Big Boi: Day 5

    Uhh, LAWRENCE keep it playa while some choose to play it safe
    Boy check the rsume, it's risky business in the A (A)
    And I've been witness to this history, ever since the 10th grade
    We went from rockin braids to temp fades
    I twist my A hat to the side just for style
    Or throw on the Gucci bucket with the flowers super fly
    Wow, the Southern pride been known to shut it down
    It ain't so country though nigga, this ain't no Gomer Pyle
    I'm Sergeant Slaughter, I keep my shit cooked to order in order
    to satisfy my people in Georgia and cross the water
    And, across the border the esse's are gettin smarter
    They got flour for tortillas and lettuce for enchiladas
    If you follow, wink wink, No Doubt we +Don't Speak+
    In a blink them folks can have you sleepin in the clink
    I'm shittin on niggaz and peein on the seat
    It's the nigga, the B-I-G B-O-I, O-U-T

    Now party people in the club it's time to cut a rug
    And throw the deuce up in the sky just for the shutterbuggs
    I'm double fisted and you empty you can grab a cup
    Boy stop, I'm just playin, let me dap you up
    (Baby baby - baby baby)
    (You're in my system - you're in my system)
    (Baby baby - baby baby)
    (Tell me you're listenin - tell me you're listenin)

    Boy, it's after 12, club like a hive B
    A beehive cause now everybody buzzin around me
    Could it be the way that the verse is sounding?
    Came up on the Geto Boys and the Underground Kingz
    Toys, I had a Brougham, called it Pretty Brown Thing
    Paint look like root beer when the sun was shining
    Known to keep a bad bitch, no niggaz beside me
    Index finger on the trigger case niggaz is clowning
    Not to flex but to +Protect My Neck+ like the Wu-Tang
    Self-preservation is the rule when you do aim
    Or get in somethin more sinister, you gotta be the finisher
    Make it so the doctors they can't replenish him
    Or bring him back to life..
    .. back to reality
    Gon' get him some hoes, leave it alone
    Triple O.G. status, A-Town's very own


    Now this goes out to all my playas in the back sippin 'gnac
    Bendin round corners in the 'llac
    Cut a rug, playa now cut a rug
    Throw yo' deuces in the sky for the shutterbuggs
    (And this goes out to all my ladies in the front) What you want?
    You make me wanna breed, girl freeze
    Cut a rug (lady now) cut a rug
    (And throw yo' deuces in the sky for the shutterbuggs)


    Tell me you're listenin cause you're all up in my system
    I can feel ya from my head to my toes, to my toes
    (You're in my system, my system)
    Lucious Left Foot got his best foot forward, darling
    Lord have mercy how them flows stay so cold, froze
    (Tell me you're listenin, listenin)
    ... Cut a rug, cut a rug
    (You're in my system, my system) Shutterbugg
    ... Cut a rug, cut a rug
    (Tell me you're listenin)

  5. p.m. - It looks like a baby mexican. Who new LFW was really just another front for new technology in illegal immigration?

  6. E.Tautz is ridiculously overpriced for what it is. It's nice stuff, but it's basically a more conservative Band of Outsiders.

  7. Sart Inc has done it again.
    btw, Fuck you Big Boi

  8. Picture second from the bottom, making a blazer w/ shorts and dress shoes look super crispy.

    I'm also really digging on how he chose to promote more double breasted looks, I think they don't really get their fair share of play.

  9. I think that the relaunch/rebranding of E Tautz is phenomenal. Just really clean lines. Enough of a twist but not forsaking the brands roots. Website really well put together too.