The classic F. Scott Fitzgerald tale of moral deviance, high-society decadence and tragic consequences – The Great Gatsby – was the inspiration for Kitsuné’s latest menswear collection. Founded in 2002, Kitsuné (which means “fox” in Japanese) set out to combine high-design with cutting-edge music, functioning as both a veritable fashion house and successful recording label, and finding success in both lofty endeavors. Taking cues from what the classic 1920s gentleman might have worn in Manhattan as well as on the East End (think Hamptons) during the summer, the French brand’s latest collection is full of distinctly American staples injected with a bit of chic European detail. Choosing a strong aesthetic direction rich with pastels, cream and taupe, the line includes a slew of Italian linen jackets, cardigans and sport coats with contrast piping, tailored trousers, Japanese oxford shirts, and even colorful takes on the cotton safari jacket and deerskin moccasin. Ideal for a slightly dressed-up summer in any city, all of Kitsuné’s newest pieces will be available for purchase before Spring 2012 starts to really heat up.