Three new shops, a dynamic designer and two coveted labels bring casual luxury to the city’s dapperest gents.
Breezy, unbuttoned menswear has become a cliché of Miami style, yet Haitian-born Fabrice Tardieu is making clothes that reinterpret those tropes with nary a white linen suit in sight. After 11 years designing a line of sports shirts with his brother (which he still owns), Tardieu grew tired of the button-down aesthetic. “I saw a change in how men were dressing,” he explains. The search for menswear that is unique but still wearable led Tardieu to his eponymous collection of pieces that toy with the suit-sportswear dichotomy in exceptional materials with subtle design details—handsomely cut trousers are given the ease of a tracksuit with a drawstring waistband (from $250); a varsity jacket is rendered in unexpected kangaroo skin ($4,000). His debut collection for fall 2014 was bought by Neiman Marcus, bringing Miami’s laid-back luxe to a store near you.