Monday, July 12, 2010

Tales from Kenneth Cole at Macy's Herald Square

FH note: I sent Intern Craig to Macy's Herald Square last week to check out some menswear. Summer sales are a perfect time to help a loved one of the male persuasion update his wardrobe.

As a New Yorker, I don't give enough credit to Macy's Herald Square. Sure, it's usually pretty tightly packed with tourists, but once you navigate away from the first floor the crowds definitely thin out and the departments are easy to shop.

The other day, I headed up to Men's Sportswear on the 2nd Floor of the Seventh Ave Building and limited myself to the Kenneth Cole. If I've got just an hour to shop Macy's I'll focus on one designer. Luckily, in the Kenneth Cole department there was fantastic selection on the sale racks so I channeled my inner recessionista and found some nice pieces.

First, I tried this light blue polo, perfect for summer because of its light cotton material. I liked the double-breasted pocket but the shoulders were cut a little odd. Their peaked shape felt a little too Joan Collins circa-Dynasty.

Next, I spotted this interesting striped polo that I normally would not wear due to the gradient. I didn't see the gradient until I tried it on but surprisingly, I didn't hate it. Again, it was made from a light cotton so it's perfect for summer.

Our last stop on this journey was this black dress shirt with a twist. I can appreciate Kenneth Cole trying to alter the classic dress shirt but the zipper detail was a bit much for me. It seemed contrived and sat oddly high on the chest. Needless to say, I wasn't impressed.

Don't let the small selection of shirts I posted about fool you, though! There are plenty of styles and sizes to choose from once you actually get to the sales section so please check it out for yourself.

Macy's Herald Square, 151 W. 34th btwn Broadway & 7th Avenue


Midtown Girl said...

Love the light blue polo on you - so preppy-chic!!