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The look at DKNY is inside out and outside in. A gray blazer is actually outerwear-- puffed and nylon-padded. A dapper overcoat is made of neoprene, and that slick biker jacket (middle) is done up in wool. (Feb. 2013)(Credit: DKNY Thomas Concordia)

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Menswear trends from New York Fashion Week

There are all sorts of contradictions coming for men this fall. Skip the tie, many designers say. But button up your dress shirt to the top. Or wear a tie -- but with a denim shirt. Wear a blazer -- but in a sweater-like fabric.
It's a clever trick -- selling the idea of dressing up, but wrapped in a youthful, rebellious package. It's one thing that seems to unify the fall menswear collections, presented recently just before and during Fashion Week. Here, some highlights. - Joseph V. Amodio