Some of my best friends from college were a part of New England sailing and rowing clubs, so I instantly recognized this aesthetic in the Band of Outsiders Spring 2011 men's presentation at the 2010 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. From casual striped shirts to effortless, comfortable shorts, New England has it down when it comes to fashionable sportswear.

See more shots of the Band of Outsiders Spring 2011 collection above.

Implications - Where menswear was once uniform, the rise of individuality has resulted in the emergence of a variety of styles that are catered to different lifestyles and personal tastes. Styles for the businessman range from preppy to classic, while more casual styles reflect more carefree lifestyles.