Our in-house Tie and Accessory Buyer, Allison Faulkner, brings you up to speed on what’s new and fresh this season.
Jill Smith: What is your approach to assorting a new season of neckwear, in this case Spring?
Allison Faulkner: Generally, most of my fieldwork at the beginning of any season, starts with a trip to Italy. I know, a hard job but someone has to do it, right? I work with various tie vendors in Como assessing what’s trending in terms of pattern, color, fabric, everything, and leave with literally thousands of swatches. I bring those swatches home and
As the leaves begin to change, so do the colors we wear. And this fall our colors have an added depth and richness thanks to the fine Italian and English fabrics we’ve chosen, many from artisan mills that have been honing their craft for generations.
And as always, we’re proud to offer this quality and style with great value. So here’s a preview of what to look for in our Fall 2011 collection.
Let’s face it, no matter how cool under pressure you are, there are going to be days (Monday through Friday, for example), when you’ve got to roll up your sleeves, loosen your collar, and get in crunch mode. Now you can do so with… Continue>>
Style icons were often known for one or two distinguishing details. It’s funny, but the smallest items often pack the biggest personality punch. Put 10 stylish guys in the same simple gray suit and they’ll all manage to make it different. And often the way they do it is with accessories.
Perhaps because these items are small (a fountain pen worn in the breast pocket), sentimental (a watch that belonged to your grandfather), or transforming (a killer pair of sunglasses), accessories are often the most cherished things we wear.
The best dressed men know that style comes down to details, and they relish choosing the little things that mean a lot. Here are… Continue>>