In addition to AR's established aesthetic of fine tailoring and timeless design, the SS13 Men's Collection got a touch wilder with its subtly rugged spin. AR pictured a man who is free-spirited, playful, and carefree... but appreciates the exquisite quality of sophisticated elements. Building off of the creation of original textiles in Japan, the ability to fully realize and execute the concept of quality and refinement in the clothing is at its peak. Key themes that run through the collection are a mixture of crisp and broken-in textures, as well as variations of fit, creating volume in a unique way. Subtle washing, wrinkling, and distressing techniques were employed to embody a "genuine" hand to the garments. The palette is based on fundamental colors, such as navy, white, black and grey, letting the garments effortlessly harmonize into any wardrobe These elements coalesce into a collection the fully embraces the authenticity of basics, only accomplishes them to the high standards of AR.