's neckties have long been a favorite of New York's menswear aficionados—Hart's neckwear has been sold at Bergdorf Goodman's men's store as well as Bloomingdale's, Fred Segal, and Saks Fifth Avenue for years. In an exciting development for fall 2013, yesterday, Hart presented his first-ever ready-to-wear collection at the New Museum during New York Fashion Week
I first met the designer through some mutual well-dressed friends in 2009, when he told me that he had always been a neckwear lover—"When I was a child, I always wore bowties—my dad's bowties," he said. "I got picked on a lot at school."
Well, no one's going to be picking on David Hart now—not once they see his brilliant debut menswear collection for fall 2013. Inspired by secret agents (mostly, let's face it, James Bond), the 20 well-edited looks comprised sharp suiting, tailored pieces, and perfectly proportioned knits in a 1960s-era film-inspired palette of muted forest tweeds, herringbones, marls, and checks. Result: a dapper, handsome, and—dare we say—sexy
wardrobe for a 21st-century man who understands the importance of a great cut, understated statement-making, a whiff of retro-inspired sartorial mystery, and the irresistible allure of an undercover agent.
Check out some photos from the show, below.