Posts tagged ‘Trends’
The Inspirational Dress Shirt: Talking Shop With Our Resident Expert, Michael Contreras.
Jill Smith: Given the fact that you are thinking about a new collection almost a year ahead of time, what provides inspiration for your new dress shirt assortment?
Michael: Every dress shirt developed for the collection is primarily inspired by a combination of history and trend. History is all about what customers really liked the previous year. So since we’re talking about Spring 2012 today, I looked at what our guy was loving in Spring 2011 and isolated the elements that made them so overwhelmingly appealing. I then
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>>
Of all the seasons, summer can feel like the most uninspiring when it comes to style. You spend much of your time on the beach (or at least dreaming about it), and on top of everything, it’s hot, so no complex feats of layering like you do in the winter.
But summer is the time when travels are undertaken, when romances are born or rekindled. So here are some of our favorite new products to keep your style inspiration burning all summer long.