Short Takes: Fashion: Ozwald Boateng

The Savile Row-trained Anglo-Ghanaian has had a storied career in Britain--although some of the stories were about his money woes. He has just shown his lean, smartly cut suits in New York City for the first time. Boateng's signature--vibrant linings that play off the more subdued hues of his suits, yet are hidden to all but the wearer--makes him a sharp alternative for men who like to dress but can't embrace the fur, diamonds and leather prison jumpsuits shown by Puffy Combs' label, Sean John.

--By Belinda Luscombe

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