In a landscape of ever-changing fashion; in a world where asymmetrical sequin vest-shirt hybrids, pattern-collaged shirts and leather shorts in the summer are pushing men’s fashion to its limits, there also stands a valid counterargument in the form of basics. Such an antithesis is made by Japanese menswear label BAL, who have just offered their Fall/Winter 2013 collection. The collection – aptly titled “The Past & The Future, Even Now” – is a sensible, wearable collection of timeless silhouettes in classic colors. Here we find all the proper layering pieces, such as quilted overcoats, cropped chinos, plaid shirts and raw denim – each neatly executed with contemporary sensibility. Enjoy a look at the BAL Fall/Winter 2013 collection.