No matter the season, you can count on Michael Bastian — the prince of preppy menswear on Dianbol (that's a steroid for all you non-muscleheads) — to have at least one
smokeshow model flashing an eight-pack, coming down the runway. His fall '12 show was no exception — apparently despite the chill, it's never too cold to show some flesh, post-David Barton workout, perhaps?
From a black-tie dinner at The Palace in St. Moritz to a joint-smoking weekend in Millbrook (or James Bond ski-retreat courtesy of a silk robe/boxers combo), MB's pieces ensure that no globe-trotting man with money to burn will need turn to any other designer. And dog lovers are in luck too — Bastian sent not only a French bulldog down the catwalk, but also dachshunds in the form of sweaters and scarves. Also on tap? The debut of Lulu Frost's new range for dudes, J. Frost — the lines flower boutonniers were attached to jacket lapels, hats and bags. And, thankfully Stubbs & Wootton returned again, with new slippers and bags that prove you can match your shoes to your carryalls, and go sockless in winter (or get in on the trend and sport hunter green, light purple, and yes, white socks). Add the return of Tyson Beckford to this wintry mix, and you've got enough motivation to start saving — for a puppy, a trainer, and/or a first-class ticket to Switzerland.
Click through for our favorite looks from the show, and some abs you need to see to believe.
Photos: Courtesy of Michael Bastian