Ports 1961: A Collection Inspired by Urban Workwear

"Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It's not about brands. It's about something else that comes from within you."

Army of Love Collection is a sleek one and fashion our current generation is ready for. You’ll find sharp lines, solid two-tone silhouettes, with hints of red or orange. Some pieces take inspiration from what you might find on a construction site.

The bombers are reversible and coats have slit sleeves. You’ll find blousons studded with buckles and harness straps, piped trousers and chunky sweaters. The cuts are clean and ample Urban chic at its best. “Stripes give the collection its tempo. There’s also the camouflage print motif Milan Vukmirovic has loved forever. Otherwise, materials are primarily sober, solid and thick, often with raw edging. Robust cotton canvas, deep diagonal twills, dense fleece and real nylon, underscore the virility of this chic sportswear offering. But for all its masculinity, the collection has lots of charm and heart. The white shirt – a house icon – is embellished with strategically placed red embroidery representing that vital organ, which sits precisely over the breast of young love warriors in search of emotional rescue.

“Stripes give the collection its tempo. There’s also the camouflage print motif Milan Vukmirovic has loved forever. Otherwise, materials are primarily sober, solid and thick, often with raw edging. Robust cotton canvas, deep diagonal twills, dense fleece and real nylon, underscore the virility of this chic sportswear offering. But for all its masculinity, the collection has lots of charm and heart. The white shirt – a house icon – is embellished with strategically placed red embroidery representing that vital organ, which sits precisely over the breast of young love warriors in search of emotional rescue.

Ports 1961 men are armed for whatever the day brings. In the city, they sport protective clothing inspired by urban workwear. Reflective bands stripe parkas borrowed from construction sites, bombers are reversible, coats have slit sleeves, blousons are studded with buckles and harness straps, trousers are piped, sweaters are chunky, hoods removable and shirtfronts quilted. The cuts are clean, ample, transformable and efficient. The wardrobe is assertive, right down to its colors. Two-tone silhouettes blocked in contrasting shades of black, gray, red and even orange or red, are infused with buoyant energy.”

This Ports 1961 collection in our opinion is a perfect blend of gender fluidity and masculinity. Men’s fashion continues to change, but the new challenge menswear designers face is to create fashion for men unafraid to sport fabric or garments considered flattering for women.

Instead, today’s fashion is a combination of the two, and many designers have been unsuccessful at combining the two.  However Ports 1961 Fall/Winter collection is innovative, and it screams “I am a man who loves fashion, a risk-taker, and trendsetter.”

If you’re a larger guy like me, I feel the cuts may be a bit too ample. But the style and look, however, are very desirable.

Army of Love is described to be assertive. I also believe it is a collection worthy of our gender fluid generation. “The word “love” is the same in traditional Chinese and Japanese characters. For the Ports 1961 fall-winter 2017-2018 collection, Milan Vukmirovic also prints “love” in English, Arabic, French and Russian on sportswear hoodies. Not only is this collection younger than in past seasons, but it is also more minimalist. Informed by the artistic director’s early years — the early Nineties, the energy of the London scene, and the music and images of a time when the idea of a new century elicited excitement and a hint of apprehension — it also reflects the lightning changes in today’s world.”

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Founder, Co-Owner & Managing Editor. Corey has experience in the corporate financial services, training, brand development, and when he is not writing he’s at home dancing nude with a glass of wine.

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