style.com: Buckler Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear review
NEW YORK, September 9, 2011
By Alison Baenen
Andrew Buckler returned to the great outdoors this season, setting up his runway in the Meatpacking District. A womenswear show could never fly here (see: cobblestones, face-plant), so it was nice to see Buckler’s coiffed guys looking so comfortable out in the elements. Real clothes, street-tested? Check.
Before the show, Buckler said he’d eased up the slim fit he’s known for. Pants came loosely rolled, and several shorts drooped to the knee like perfectly hemmed sweatpants with deep pockets. Stand-alone hoods that could double as scarves would be great for confused-forecast days. Stash one in any of Buckler’s substantial leather bags and you’d be ready for pretty much any weather. Another essential layer was a navy blue crew-neck sweater with an asymmetrical zip. Cooler than a cardigan and more versatile than a pullover, it was a perfect example of the kind of thoughtfully tweaked basics that have become Buckler’s signature.