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We were enthusiastic about the Topshop (for the ladies) lines for fall, some of the first pieces that will make their appearance at the Michigan Ave store opening in the fall, but what is even more drool-worthy are the Chicago Exclusives for Topman (for the guys). As we explore the lines, we find out more and more that pieces released for city-specific store openings are becoming more of a big deal. This being said, its now coming to light that Topman is releasing the most exclusive garments for any city where they've ever opened a store.
Topman Design Director, Gordon Richardson guides us through the exclusives - We're seeing many pieces that fit with the main range aesthetic and reinvent pieces from their trends and Ltd lines. The Topman lines for F/W2011 are Ltd Pioneer, Northern Lights, Art School Bloc, Trawler, and Trans Siberia. For the Chicago men's exclusives we're seeing a few pieces of camel-colored corduroy, multi-pocket trousers up against down filled vests pulled into color realms of blue, cement, and charcoal. Taking inspiration from the icy seas of Russia, Topman creates lofty knits in sweaters for fall trend lines and models exclusive colors for Chicago in burgundy and cream. For pants we're seeing snow-blown acid washed denim in a slim fit. Juxtaposed to the glamorous faux furs that we're seeing everywhere else in the collection, the utility-inspired pants and tan low drop-crotch pants are what we're thinking will be the most fabulous for our Chicago men. The Chicago exclusives in this line are scuffed and oil stained. Also, keep an eye out for the long sleeve collared Brit-flag shirt and a vintage-inspired Chicago map white cotton tee. Because This Topshop/Topman Watch 2011 is constantly evolving and there are so many facets to our coverage You can always stay up to speed on our Twitter where we'll be releasing more information soon including? for the ladies: a limited edition nail polish color inspired by the architecture, atmosphere and attitude of Chicago.
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