Can you say poseur? This whole thing just gags me. Any "guy" who goes for this kinda thing should be handed one match and a pocket knife and dropped off in the middle of nowhere British Columbia and told to hang out for a month. Those who survive get to wear plaid jockeys if they want. Of course, none of them would. Survive that is. Then the rest of us could just get quietly on with it.
i think my grandfather's 50+/- year old Filson mackinaw hunting coat is just heavy enough to beat the model to death with.
as to the trend, give it six months and we'll be able to pick up some nice basic items on closeout.
But, I think ya'll are missing the point of the annual NY, Paris, Milan shows. They're not a place where the designers show off the stuff that goes to retail. It's the haute couture culture where over-the-top-flamboyant is what it's all about. (Check out The Sartorialist, for example to see photos from the spring shows.)
All of your favorite outdoor brands are alive and well. The trends you're making fun of will permit Bean, Filson, Barbour, Red Wing, Pendleton, Woolrich, Levis, etc. to make and (hopefully) sell a broader range of clothes. This is a good thing, and as others have pointed out, will trickle down into the discount/secondary channels within which many of us shop.