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Rodeo on the runway: Bustle offers Western-themed take on modern menswear

03/14/2012 08:12 EDT | Updated 05/14/2012 05:12 EDT
TORONTO - Bustle saddled up in Stampede-inspired style for their latest twist on modern menswear as the homegrown sportswear label unveiled its fall collection at Toronto's World MasterCard Fashion Week on Wednesday.

Husband and wife duo Shawn Hewson and Ruth Promislow brought their signature playful approach down to the rodeo-inspired runway, complete with a chuckwagon and bales of hay marking the entrance to the catwalk.

Befitting Western-themed wear, there was a fair share of denim from lighter-wash chambray shirts to dark-coloured indigo jackets and jeans. But the label put its whimsical touches on the standards, with colourful check patterns on collars and sleeves and patterned suspenders printed on button-down shirts. Bolo ties accented with cattle pins offered a vintage flair to traditional-style Western shirts.

Despite the foray into cowboy-inspired fashion, Bustle didn't stray too far from the suited separates that are the label's bread and butter, using vibrant coloured corduroy and wool in crispy tailored blazers and trousers.

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