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Joseph Abboud Fashion Show

The Martha Stewart Show, February 2007

Joseph Abboud Fashion Show
Fashion designer Joseph Abboud showed us these men's looks that are perfect for every occasion.

Look #1: Cashmere and Cargo Pants
This is a young, preppy look with a bit more style combining the luxury of cashmere with a comfortable and casual washed cargo pant. A relaxed way of dressing, especially with the washed woven shirt, this is the way to be comfortable while still being stylish and not underdressed. For fun, mix up your footwear. Fun, olive canvas sneakers provide a stylish twist but without being too over-the-top.

-All cashmere V-neck ivory sweater -- John W. Nordstrom, $155
-Washed faded stripe woven shirt -- Hugo Boss, $145
-Washed khaki cargo pant -- Indigo Palms, $118
-Sun-fade olive canvas sneaker -- Converse, $46

Look #2: The Timeless Suit
Nothing says "put-together" like a well-fitted, tailored suit. You don't have to spend a huge amount on a suit, but make sure you invest in tailoring it properly. If a suit fits well, it will look like it's worth much, much more. Men always look well dressed in a dark suit. A two-button or three-button is acceptable, and now preferably with side vents. Adding a short trench is great over suit, but you can also wear this coat over a jean and turtleneck. Wearing a Ferragamo Black Tie shoe is a timeless look that is worth the investment.

Short rain coat -- Canali, $795
The perfect grey wool suit -- Canali, $1,295
Silk tie -- Valentino, $135
White cotton herringbone spread collar shirt -- John W. Nordstrom, $89
Black cap toe shoe -- Ferragamo, $498

Look #3: Casual ChicĀ 
This is one of the hardest looks for guys to get -- the casual but stylish look. You don't have to look unkempt when you dress down. This is also a great look for traveling, and the soft color combinations are easy on the eye. Choose a trouser that's soft with no crease, which keeps the less formal feel. A faded, striped shirt that is pre-worn out provides a more relaxed feel. This silk jacket is also great with jeans and a T-shirt. Driving shoe should be worn casually without socks.

Stone all-silk, soft constructed jacket -- Island Pacific, $295
Soft press, puddy pant -- Armani, $300
Faded, all-cotton multi-stripe woven shirt -- Faconnable, $95
Mocha suede driving shoe -- Testoni, $365

Look #4: At Work and Play
Take a suit and break it up by wearing it with a pair of faded jeans. This is the way to take a formal jacket and make it more relaxed. One suit can transform into additional looks without having to buy a separate jacket. Blue on blue is a very masculine look and is a safe bet, creating a great all-American look. Boots are great, but make sure they're worn with a narrower trouser.

Pin-striped suit jacket -- Canali (suit price: $1,395)
Blue-on-blue broad stripe woven cotton shirt -- Faconnable, $145
Washed indigo all cotton crewneck sweater -- John W. Nordstrom, $89
Washed boot-cut jean -- SEVEN, $172
Distressed nubuck boot -- Gordon Rush, $280


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