Rick Owens was one of our favorite Fall 11 menswear shows for various reasons. Yes there were the boundary-pushing men in skirts, but I think the most exciting take-away was the armor-inspired outerwear. If you take a look at ONLY the jackets and coats, there are several directions to be taken. The triangular pockets on jackets appear almost as breast plates while coat styles feature a cutaway military shape. Other options include metal arm bands and a duffel coat, featured below. In either wool felt or leather, I’m sure these styles will be a big commercial influence.