HARVEY FAIRCLOTH | FALL/WINTER 2014 LOOK BOOK

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Ask a designer what constitutes success and they’ll likely tell you that it lies in solving for balance, proportion, and the tension of extremes—rugged/refined, structured/unstructured, heritage/contemporary, etc.  As an observer, how a designer resolves these extremes is often what makes a season’s collection unique or at the very least, interesting. At NYC based women’s label, Harvey Faircloth, this balance, … Continue reading

ON CALIFORNIA, PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE SUBLIME | A CONVERSATION WITH MIKAEL KENNEDY

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Photographer Mikael Kennedy meets me for drinks on the warmest day in the past six months. At first we said we’d grab coffee, but who are we kidding, it is a balmy 50 degrees in Soho and everyone is feeling down right Californian. So, as if on cue, we order what turns into four quartinos of … Continue reading

…AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY NOSTALGIC

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“Free As a driving wheel Circling around your iron will” – Beck, Heart Like A Drum I became “serious” about music somewhere around 1996 when Devil’s Hair Cut reigned supreme. Since then, Beck has gone through many revolutions, all of which I have appreciated but none so much as his latest, Morning Phase. I am … Continue reading

48 HOURS AT THE MARLTON HOTEL, NYC

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There are moments when we have no means, time, nor reason but simply the desire to vacation. This was where I was last Friday and instead of resorting to the late-20’s-hard-working-person’s pity party, I walked into The Marlton on 8th street and 5th ave with the intention of indulging in whatever escape it provided. I chose … Continue reading

ON A PERSONAL NOTE | “AND THE REST WILL FOLLOW” BY PAUL TRIBLE

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Editor’s Note: This is part of a series on The Sig Other, “On A Personal Note”, where men of all ages write about their thoughts —good, bad, ugly, humorous or otherwise—on their personal style. Feel free to contact me about it if you’d like to contribute. ____ I once had a girlfriend who was always embarrassed because … Continue reading

I COLORI DI NAPOLI | ISAIA SPRING/SUMMER ’13

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I’m just going to cut to the chase: the Isaia SS ’13 collection has no competition. You have probably already come to this conclusion based upon seeing The Making Of, a five chapter photo project commissioned by the brand to document the creation of the collection from inspiration to final product, (shout out to the … Continue reading

ONE TO WATCH AT MARKET WEEK | LOTUFF LEATHER

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Going into market week, I knew wanted to feature a brand I thought was the one to look for—not a group of 10 hopefuls—one exemplary brand.  A few weeks ago, the team behind the New England based luxury bag company, Lotuff, invited me up to their factory in Norwalk, Connecticut and after visiting, I realized … Continue reading

IN PHOTOS | STAG PROVISIONS FOR MEN

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As you might have gathered, I recently spent some time in Austin. While I was there for personal reasons, I will admit a potential visit to Stag also made the trip very attractive. Once ranked by GQ as one of the best shops in the country, Stag sets itself apart from many other shops that … Continue reading

A SUMMER WEDDING IN AUSTIN

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And now for a brief personal interlude: This weekend my good friends, Billy and Lola, were married in Austin, TX. I met them both late one night freshman year of college and over four years our group of friends came to see them as two of the most generous, positive, and wonderful people you could … Continue reading

DETMER WOOLENS: “NEWEST STYLES FOR MEN”

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This week I was perusing the NYPL digital archives and came across these beautifully done mens catalogs from the 1920’s – 1940’s, published by Detmer Woolens. Not knowing a thing about the company, I did some digging and found that the history of Detmer Woolens is a pretty tragic tale, which is perhaps why so … Continue reading

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