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Leather dominates Christopher Bates’ menswear collection

Christopher Bates adheres to his aesthetic. The menswear designer appeared on the runway in a tuxedo after sending his models striding down in a wardrobe of looks. 
 
The collection opened with a model dressed in leather trousers featuring an exposed zipper, a hip-length trench coat and a pair of monk-strap shoes. 
 
Other looks included cargo pants with moto details at the knee, black coated denim that had the sheen of leather and a leather jacket. 
 
Softer looks included skinny sweaters with elbow patches in black, a greyish blue or brown and untucked shirts in white or red.
 
For the man looking for something to take to the office, there were pants and jackets with a shrunken windowpane print topped by bankers’ coats with narrow lapels. There was also a suit for the man who wants to really look pulled together. 
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There was one print shirt that seemed incongruous within the solids that dominated the collection.  
 
All the trousers, whether wool, denim or leather, were narrow, breaking right below the ankle, just above the shoe. 
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