I have high praises for Patrik Ervell’s outerwear for Fall 2009. That has proved to be his strong suit for many of his campaigns. I don’t care much for his more technical apparel, but I found his tweed coats to be remarkable. Those strong pieces are complemented by the Common Projects lace-less shoes that Ervell collaborated on. I’ve scrutinized Patrik Ervell’s Fall 2009 collection for some time now, and I’ve been hard-pressed to completely identify with the looks I’ve seen on men.style.com. Lofty expectations are in place for the 2006 winner of Ecco Domani’s best menswear designer. I found the styling and layering to be quite curious as seen in the pairings of oversized blazers with slim pants. Now, the aforementioned concept has been prevalent in many men’s collections for the Fall/Winter season, but I suppose I expect more literal representations of his collection that would translate into my wardrobe. What I’ve been focussing on are the pieces themselves, and I found that many of them are outstanding – especially the outerwear. I can understand and appreciate the presentation as showmanship.