Defining Miami's Menswear

Three new shops, a dynamic designer and two coveted labels bring casual luxury to the city's dapperest gents.

Ty Cole
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Fabrice Tardieu

Breezy, unbuttoned menswear has become a cliché of Miami style, yet Haitian-born Fabrice Tardieu is making clothes that reinterpret those tropes with nary a white linen suit in sight. After 11 years designing a line of sports shirts with his brother (which he still owns), Tardieu grew tired of the button-down aesthetic. “I saw a change in how men were dressing,” he explains. The search for mens­wear that is unique but still wearable led Tardieu to his eponymous collection of pieces that toy with the suit-sportswear dichotomy in exceptional materials with subtle design details—handsomely cut trousers are given the ease of a tracksuit with a drawstring waistband (from $250); a varsity jacket is rendered in unexpected kangaroo skin ($4,000). His debut collection for fall 2014 was bought by Neiman Marcus, bringing Miami’s laid-back luxe to a store near you.