When it comes to “Cat’s Cradle,” our men’s designer photo series, included as part of the latest edition of our print magazine, it turns out that cats are a man’s best friend. Showcasing some of the most forward-thinking new arrivals from brands like Prada, Calvin Klein, Dries Van Noten, and more, the spread shows that when it comes to dressing, a bit of curiosity means that you can be the one who’s killing it. Check out the video above to see the cats—and the fashion—in action.

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CRAIG GREEN Tile-Print Quilted Cotton Duster Coat / BARNEYS NEW YORK Washed Leather Boots

Embracing a surrealist sense of whimsy, the shoot tapped two very special guest stars in the form of large Maine Coon cats named Linda and Rossi, placed in an unconventional setting. One of New York’s hidden gems, Washington Heights’ Sylvan Terrace played host to the felines as well as to our dapper models. Built in the 1880s, twenty wooden row houses line the pedestrian-only cobblestone street that once served as the driveway to the Morris-Jumel Mansion, which still stands today and is the oldest house in New York, having been built in 1765. Fun fact: George Washington planned his first successful battle of the Revolutionary War while stationed at the property.

Against this historic backdrop, the season’s most cutting-edge styles stand out all the more for their modernity. Scroll on for a closer look at the shoot and to find the perfect piece that will have you purring.

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DRIES VAN NOTEN Wool Tuxedo Jacket / DRIES VAN NOTEN Patrini Wool Slim Trousers / DRIES VAN NOTEN Tamir Wool-Blend Turtleneck Sweater / DRIES VAN NOTEN Lug-Sole Leather Chelsea Boots
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THOM BROWNE Overcoat, Sportcoat, and Cuffed Trousers / THOM BROWNE Piqué Cotton Elongated-Sleeve Shirt / THOM BROWNE Scotch Grain Leather Wingtip Bluchers
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PRADA Leather-Trimmed Corduroy Two-Button Sportcoat / PRADA Brushed Angora-Blend Turtleneck Sweater / PRADA Contrast-Yoke Cotton Corduroy Trousers / PRADA Fur-Trimmed Spazzolato Leather Loafers
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CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Leather Trench Coat / CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Foldover-Panel Wool Top / CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Stripe-Appliquéd Wool Trousers / CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Spazzolato Leather Cowboy Boots / CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Cotton Moleskin Double-Breasted Coat / CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Leather Western Shirt / CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Leather Pants / CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Spazzolato Leather Chelsea Boots
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SAINT LAURENT Shearling Pullover Hoodie and Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater

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