Yesterday, Milk Studios played host to Assembly New York‘s highly anticipated menswear debut. The designer behind the new line, Greg Armas, is already well known for his Ludlow Street shop, which is a men’s and women’s boutique carrying hard-to-find luxury labels and curated vintage items from around the world. Knowing that the shop caters to clients with well-constructed garments in unique, often handmade fabrics, we did not expect anything less from Armas’ own collection. Predictably, the collection was comprised of slouched-fit trousers, fine wool blazers, oversize coats, chunky knits, and fitted button-down shirts, all in clean, modern cuts. Staying true to his “less is more” aesthetic, what was truly remarkable about the collection was Armas’ construction and close attention to detail. In place of traditional lining, many pieces had banded seams designed for easier layering. A neutral palette of black, grey, tan, and rusty brown was the best possible complement to the organic, crinkly denim, linen, and wool. While the collection is not particularly surprising, we must applaud Armas for his zealous attention to detail and cut, qualities that will undoubtedly establish him as a master of minimalism.