Men's fashion is an annoying dance of extremes: on one side, there are outrageous outfits that make you look like a sad Downtown clown, and on the other there's gear so stiff people'll assume you just left Dorian's hunting for a coed to make nonconsensual love to. Striking the balance: Brooklyn-based Yoko Devereaux, whose spring collection just debuted. Black/Gray Seersucker Shorts Sophisticated enough that a guy could wear it with a jacket, but casual enough for you to wear as you throw batteries at guys wearing shorts with jackets. Hunter Green Cotton Twill Pant Perfect for those special times when you feel like wearing pants. Twill Motorcycle Jacket Will make you look like you'd be perfectly comfortable on a bike, but not perfectly comfortable cooking meth to sell at truckstops.
YD gear's designed for the man who wants the benefits of fashion-forwardness (the ability to pick up women who aren't your secretary/mother) with none of the jackassery. Feast your eyes on admittedly tiny shots of the action:
YD's spring line's available right now in their Williamsburg shop, or you can wait two weeks for it to arrive in Saks -- itself a study in opposites, being located dangerously close to Uptown, yet named after that which sags beneath your natty twills.