Men’s 2011 Fall/Holiday Style Guide: C1RCA

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Dennet Oyanguren, creative director

Mike Thompson, apparel designer

What is your overall story for Fall 11?

Craftsmanship and workmanship is our message for the C1RCA Select collection. We hand selected the factory for our American made Pinnacle Boot solely because of their quality and their attention to detail and their crafters mentality. We also chose our American made denim factory located in Los Angeles because of its workmanship. These two pieces define the entire philosophy of the C1RCA Select Collection: Authentic Craftsmanship and workmanship for our apparel and footwear.

Wovens is always an important category for Fall. Are plaid flannels still happening or what has replaced that item?

Plaids are always important in any collection, especially ours with it’s classic appeal. We also have chambrays and solid wool blends as well.

What categories and styles did you see perform last season and how did you incorporate that retailer feedback into the collection?

Tones of color and fabrics that are familiar and trustworthy-that’s what performs season after season. The retailer compliments our line with its need for product that satisfied the customer, so they return for more quality product.

What are the fit and finishing updates for denim?

Denim will always be the staple of our bottoms collection. Diversity comes through fit. Everyone wears theirs different and defines the individual’s style and mood. We offer styles to help you make your mark. In our Select collection, the Straight Denim and Dart Denim do well and we’re hoping the USA Made Denim will be the next staple piece.

What is the inspiration behind your jackets and some of the treatments and details that you put on them to make them unique?

Ranch wear from the sixties was our inspiration, authentic details like Sherpa lining are traditional details proven over time.

What are the new silhouettes and styles you’re most excited about for knits and sweaters?

Classics, like Ivy League-inspired V-necks should always be in your wardrobe.