Best Of: Rag & Bone Pre-Fall 2014

Thursday, July 03, 2014

It may be muggy and hot outside, but fashion labels are rolling out the first of the new fall fashions at a breakneck speed. The mental stretch required to imagine your cool weather style needs will be well worth the effort when you snag your soon-to-be fall favorites before they start selling out.

One of my favorite new collections is the Rag & Bone Pre-Fall 2014 collection, which recently landed in their online store. It’s full of many of the shapes we’ve come to love from Rag & Bone – tuxedo-inspired blazers, cropped trousers, and slouchy sweaters – and a few pieces that are clearly fall takes on summer staples, to ease your transition into the cooler months.

It was a big task, but I narrowed down the Pre-Fall collection into my five favorite pieces. They happen to be mainly accessories, which I didn’t plan, but decided to go with once I saw that was where my mind was headed. Check them out and let me know what you think…

What will be fall’s answer to spring and summer’s ubiquitous slip-on skater sneaker? I’m betting on the loafer, if for no other reason than that I’m hoping that’s the case after seeing this slightly updated take on the classic shape.

Rag and Bone Beeman Loafer

→ Buy the Rag & Bone Beeman Loafer, $395.00, at

Not-so-ladylike prints are fairly common with this label, so I wasn’t surprised to run across this dagger-print wool scarf in the Pre-Fall collection. I enjoy that the print has an imperfect, kind of vintage pen and ink feel to it. It’s also available in a white-on-black version, but I think some of the cool factor of the print gets lost with the reverse combo.

Rag and Bone Classic Dagger Scarf

→ Buy the Rag & Bone Classic Dagger Scarf, $160.00, at

I’ve never been a big fan of Rag & Bone’s handbags, mainly because they tend to look more like overgrown knapsacks. But, this new box duffle has a Givenchy-meets-Botkier shape that’s luxe and fresh. Plus, this bag is so roomy you won’t need to cut any of your daytime essentials due to space issues.

Rag and Bone Bradbury Box Duffle

→ Buy the Rag & Bone Bradbury Box Duffle, $895.00, at

I think we’ve all come to expect a few classic blazers with inventive details from each new Rag & Bone collection. The Pre-Fall offerings didn’t disappoint. My favorite of the pack is this Lorimer Blazer, which has a subtle texture detail along the slim notched lapel and a minimalist hook closure.

Rag and Bone Lorimer Blazer

→ Buy the Rag & Bone Lorimer Blazer, $495.00, at

Finally, I couldn’t pass up this 2014 take on the Chelsea boot. My favorite part might be the United Nations-style leather construction: Italian calf leather upper, padded French calf leather footbed, Belgian cow leather sole. If you don’t already have a chic Chelsea boot in your wardrobe, this is a great pick.

Rag and Bone Driscoll Boot

→ Buy the Rag & Bone Driscoll Boot, $575.00, at

Do you have a favorite from the Pre-Fall collection? Think I missed an obvious stand out piece? Let me have it in the comments!