American men are now proudly spending on designer apparel and accessories and as the holidays approach there are plenty of great American menswear designers to be thankful for: New York-based leaders of a certain downtown cool like Mark McNairy, tailored and British influenced designer duo Rag & Bone and classic Americana re-interpreters like Todd Snyder. But in case your holiday budget isn’t quite as stuffed as you’d like it to be, each of these menswear mavericks recently introduced collaborations with some of the most iconic American brands.

Since 2008, Mark McNairy has been the go-to source for fashion forward men looking for classic shoe styles with a modern edge. His main collection’s moniker, Mark McNairy New Amsterdam makes it clear that this is the hybrid of old world craftsmanship and new world adventure. Taking it to the next level, McNairy recently joined forces with Club Monaco, another American brand known to mix in European fashion signatures, for their “Makers and Muses” collaboration series. It’s now a simple trip to the mall to nab McNairy’s signature classic shoe styles with a youthful twist. For instance tassel loafers come with contrast hi-lighter yellow soles. Or refined brogues come with rugged molded lug soles. These are not your dad’s penny loafers for sure.

Rag & Bone was founded in 2002 by Nathan Bogle and Marcus Wainwright, who both admired the aesthetics of British bespoke tailoring mixed with the grit of American workwear. Menswear was their primary focus but due to high demand from female clients, women’s apparel emerged soon after. Bogle left in 2006 and Wainwright’s former London boarding school mate, David Neville became partner in his place bringing a new energy to the label which led to footwear in 2009, the Rag & Bone/JEAN denim line in 2010 and the launch in 2012 of their premier, signature handbag, The Pilot Bag.

This fall, Rag & Bone brings signature pieces from its CFDA award winning menswear to Odin, the New York based designer menswear mini-chain known for a highly curated collection of must have pieces for the modern male. The Rag & Bone / Odin colab features such wardrobe building pieces as an admiral-style coat, a tailored two button blazer, chambray shirts, a skinny, Japanese cotton chinos and garment dyed slim fit jeans.

Todd Snyder started his eponymous menswear line in 2011and quickly caught the attention of Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and countless fashion editors and menswear aficionados.  For fall 2013, Snyder brought his love of Saville Row tailoring and military minimalism to an iconic leader in American athletic wear: Champion. The result is a line of masculine, rustic and retro pieces perfect for stylish gym clothes yet versatile enough for post-gym casual cool. The marriage is a perfect fit for Todd Snyder, who has already collaborated on such iconic American brands such as Red Wing shoes and GAP. However, the chance to re-interpret iconic pieces from Champion proved an extra endearing exercise for the designer:  “Champion has always symbolized quality and American style,” Snyder says. “I love the idea of mixing tailoring with their 1950’s gym issued items.”The pocket sweatshirts and marled jersey henleys are some of our personal dress up and dress down favorites.

Make no mistake, as you’re planning your lists this season; make sure to give thanks for the cornucopia of young American menswear designers and their accessible collaborations. We can’t wait to dig in!

-Mac Smith

 

 

 

 

American men are now proudly spending on designer apparel and accessories and as the holidays approach there are plenty of great American menswear designers to be thankful for:  New York based leaders of a certain downtown cool like Mark McNairy, tailored and British influenced designer duo Rag & Bone and classic Americana re-interpreters like Todd Snyder. But in case your holiday budget isn’t as stuffed as you’d like it to be, each of these menswear mavericks recently introduced collaborations with some of the most iconic American brands.

Since 2008, Mark McNairy has been the go-to source for fashion forward men looking for classic shoe styles with a modern edge. His main collection’s moniker, Mark McNairy New Amsterdam makes it clear that this is the hybrid of old world craftsmanship and new world adventure. Taking it to the next level, McNairy recently joined forces with Club Monaco, another American brand known to mix in European fashion signatures, for their “Makers and Muses” collaboration series. It’s now a simple trip to the mall to nab McNairy’s signature classic shoe styles with a youthful twist. For instance tassel loafers come with contrast hi-lighter yellow soles. Or refined brogues come with rugged molded lug soles. These are not your dad’s penny loafers for sure.

Rag & Bone was founded in 2002 by Nathan Bogle and Marcus Wainwright, who both admired the aesthetics of British bespoke tailoring mixed with the grit of American workwear. Menswear was their primary focus but due to high demand from female clients, women’s apparel emerged soon after. Bogle left in 2006 and Wainwright’s former London boarding school mate, David Neville became partner in his place bringing a new energy to the label which led to footwear in 2009, the Rag & Bone/JEAN denim line in 2010 and the launch in 2012 of their premier, signature handbag, The Pilot Bag.

This fall, Rag & Bone brings signature pieces from its CFDA award winning menswear to Odin, the New York based designer menswear mini-chain known for a highly curated collection of must have pieces for the modern male. The Rag & Bone / Odin colab features such wardrobe building pieces as an admiral-style coat, a tailored two button blazer, chambray shirts, a skinny, Japanese cotton chinos and garment dyed slim fit jeans.

Todd Snyder started his eponymous menswear line in 2011and quickly caught the attention of Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and countless fashion editors and menswear aficionados.  For fall 2013, Snyder brought his love of Saville Row tailoring and military minimalism to an iconic leader in American athletic wear: Champion. The result is a line of masculine, rustic and retro pieces perfect for stylish gym clothes yet versatile enough for post-gym casual cool. The marriage is a perfect fit for Todd Snyder, who has already collaborated on such iconic American brands such as Red Wing shoes and GAP. However, the chance to re-interpret iconic pieces from Champion proved an extra endearing exercise for the designer:  “Champion has always symbolized quality and American style,” Snyder says. “I love the idea of mixing tailoring with their 1950’s gym issued items.”The pocket sweatshirts and marled jersey henleys are some of our personal dress up and dress down favorites.

Make no mistake, as you’re planning your lists this season; make sure to give thanks for the cornucopia of young American menswear designers and their accessible collaborations. We can’t wait to dig in!

-Mac Smith

 

 

 

 

American men are now proudly spending on designer apparel and accessories and as the holidays approach there are plenty of great American menswear designers to be thankful for: New York-based leaders of a certain downtown cool like Mark McNairy, tailored and British influenced designer duo Rag & Bone and classic Americana re-interpreters like Todd Snyder. But in case your holiday budget isn’t quite as stuffed as you’d like it to be, each of these menswear mavericks recently introduced collaborations with some of the most iconic American brands.  

Since 2008, Mark McNairy has been the go-to source for fashion forward men looking for classic shoe styles with a modern edge. His main collection’s moniker, Mark McNairy New Amsterdam makes it clear that this is the hybrid of old world craftsmanship and new world adventure. Taking it to the next level, McNairy recently joined forces with Club Monaco, another American brand known to mix in European fashion signatures, for their “Makers and Muses” collaboration series. It’s now a simple trip to the mall to nab McNairy’s signature classic shoe styles with a youthful twist. For instance tassel loafers come with contrast hi-lighter yellow soles. Or refined brogues come with rugged molded lug soles. These are not your dad’s penny loafers for sure.

Rag & Bone was founded in 2002 by Nathan Bogle and Marcus Wainwright, who both admired the aesthetics of British bespoke tailoring mixed with the grit of American workwear. Menswear was their primary focus but due to high demand from female clients, women’s apparel emerged soon after. Bogle left in 2006 and Wainwright’s former London boarding school mate, David Neville became partner in his place bringing a new energy to the label which led to footwear in 2009, the Rag & Bone/JEAN denim line in 2010 and the launch in 2012 of their premier, signature handbag, The Pilot Bag.

This fall, Rag & Bone brings signature pieces from its CFDA award winning menswear to Odin, the New York based designer menswear mini-chain known for a highly curated collection of must have pieces for the modern male. The Rag & Bone / Odin colab features such wardrobe building pieces as an admiral-style coat, a tailored two button blazer, chambray shirts, a skinny, Japanese cotton chinos and garment dyed slim fit jeans.

Todd Snyder started his eponymous menswear line in 2011and quickly caught the attention of Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and countless fashion editors and menswear aficionados.  For fall 2013, Snyder brought his love of Saville Row tailoring and military minimalism to an iconic leader in American athletic wear: Champion. The result is a line of masculine, rustic and retro pieces perfect for stylish gym clothes yet versatile enough for post-gym casual cool. The marriage is a perfect fit for Todd Snyder, who has already collaborated on such iconic American brands such as Red Wing shoes and GAP. However, the chance to re-interpret iconic pieces from Champion proved an extra endearing exercise for the designer:  “Champion has always symbolized quality and American style,” Snyder says. “I love the idea of mixing tailoring with their 1950’s gym issued items.”The pocket sweatshirts and marled jersey henleys are some of our personal dress up and dress down favorites.

Make no mistake, as you’re planning your lists this season; make sure to give thanks for the cornucopia of young American menswear designers and their accessible collaborations. We can’t wait to dig in!

-Mac Smith

 

 

 

 

American men are now proudly spending on designer apparel and accessories and as the holidays approach there are plenty of great American menswear designers to be thankful for:  New York based leaders of a certain downtown cool like Mark McNairy, tailored and British influenced designer duo Rag & Bone and classic Americana re-interpreters like Todd Snyder. But in case your holiday budget isn’t as stuffed as you’d like it to be, each of these menswear mavericks recently introduced collaborations with some of the most iconic American brands.

Since 2008, Mark McNairy has been the go-to source for fashion forward men looking for classic shoe styles with a modern edge. His main collection’s moniker, Mark McNairy New Amsterdam makes it clear that this is the hybrid of old world craftsmanship and new world adventure. Taking it to the next level, McNairy recently joined forces with Club Monaco, another American brand known to mix in European fashion signatures, for their “Makers and Muses” collaboration series. It’s now a simple trip to the mall to nab McNairy’s signature classic shoe styles with a youthful twist. For instance tassel loafers come with contrast hi-lighter yellow soles. Or refined brogues come with rugged molded lug soles. These are not your dad’s penny loafers for sure.

Rag & Bone was founded in 2002 by Nathan Bogle and Marcus Wainwright, who both admired the aesthetics of British bespoke tailoring mixed with the grit of American workwear. Menswear was their primary focus but due to high demand from female clients, women’s apparel emerged soon after. Bogle left in 2006 and Wainwright’s former London boarding school mate, David Neville became partner in his place bringing a new energy to the label which led to footwear in 2009, the Rag & Bone/JEAN denim line in 2010 and the launch in 2012 of their premier, signature handbag, The Pilot Bag.

This fall, Rag & Bone brings signature pieces from its CFDA award winning menswear to Odin, the New York based designer menswear mini-chain known for a highly curated collection of must have pieces for the modern male. The Rag & Bone / Odin colab features such wardrobe building pieces as an admiral-style coat, a tailored two button blazer, chambray shirts, a skinny, Japanese cotton chinos and garment dyed slim fit jeans.

Todd Snyder started his eponymous menswear line in 2011and quickly caught the attention of Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and countless fashion editors and menswear aficionados.  For fall 2013, Snyder brought his love of Saville Row tailoring and military minimalism to an iconic leader in American athletic wear: Champion. The result is a line of masculine, rustic and retro pieces perfect for stylish gym clothes yet versatile enough for post-gym casual cool. The marriage is a perfect fit for Todd Snyder, who has already collaborated on such iconic American brands such as Red Wing shoes and GAP. However, the chance to re-interpret iconic pieces from Champion proved an extra endearing exercise for the designer:  “Champion has always symbolized quality and American style,” Snyder says. “I love the idea of mixing tailoring with their 1950’s gym issued items.”The pocket sweatshirts and marled jersey henleys are some of our personal dress up and dress down favorites.

Make no mistake, as you’re planning your lists this season; make sure to give thanks for the cornucopia of young American menswear designers and their accessible collaborations. We can’t wait to dig in!

 

-Mac Smith

 

 

 

 

 

American men are now proudly spending on designer apparel and accessories and as the holidays approach there are plenty of great American menswear designers to be thankful for:  New York based leaders of a certain downtown cool like Mark McNairy, tailored and British influenced designer duo Rag & Bone and classic Americana re-interpreters like Todd Snyder. But in case your holiday budget isn’t as stuffed as you’d like it to be, each of these menswear mavericks recently introduced collaborations with some of the most iconic American brands.

Since 2008, Mark McNairy has been the go-to source for fashion forward men looking for classic shoe styles with a modern edge. His main collection’s moniker, Mark McNairy New Amsterdam makes it clear that this is the hybrid of old world craftsmanship and new world adventure. Taking it to the next level, McNairy recently joined forces with Club Monaco, another American brand known to mix in European fashion signatures, for their “Makers and Muses” collaboration series. It’s now a simple trip to the mall to nab McNairy’s signature classic shoe styles with a youthful twist. For instance tassel loafers come with contrast hi-lighter yellow soles. Or refined brogues come with rugged molded lug soles. These are not your dad’s penny loafers for sure.

Rag & Bone was founded in 2002 by Nathan Bogle and Marcus Wainwright, who both admired the aesthetics of British bespoke tailoring mixed with the grit of American workwear. Menswear was their primary focus but due to high demand from female clients, women’s apparel emerged soon after. Bogle left in 2006 and Wainwright’s former London boarding school mate, David Neville became partner in his place bringing a new energy to the label which led to footwear in 2009, the Rag & Bone/JEAN denim line in 2010 and the launch in 2012 of their premier, signature handbag, The Pilot Bag.

This fall, Rag & Bone brings signature pieces from its CFDA award winning menswear to Odin, the New York based designer menswear mini-chain known for a highly curated collection of must have pieces for the modern male. The Rag & Bone / Odin colab features such wardrobe building pieces as an admiral-style coat, a tailored two button blazer, chambray shirts, a skinny, Japanese cotton chinos and garment dyed slim fit jeans.

Todd Snyder started his eponymous menswear line in 2011and quickly caught the attention of Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and countless fashion editors and menswear aficionados.  For fall 2013, Snyder brought his love of Saville Row tailoring and military minimalism to an iconic leader in American athletic wear: Champion. The result is a line of masculine, rustic and retro pieces perfect for stylish gym clothes yet versatile enough for post-gym casual cool. The marriage is a perfect fit for Todd Snyder, who has already collaborated on such iconic American brands such as Red Wing shoes and GAP. However, the chance to re-interpret iconic pieces from Champion proved an extra endearing exercise for the designer:  “Champion has always symbolized quality and American style,” Snyder says. “I love the idea of mixing tailoring with their 1950’s gym issued items.”The pocket sweatshirts and marled jersey henleys are some of our personal dress up and dress down favorites.

Make no mistake, as you’re planning your lists this season; make sure to give thanks for the cornucopia of young American menswear designers and their accessible collaborations. We can’t wait to dig in!

 

-Mac Smith

 

 

 

Just in time for the holiday, luxury jewelry brand Doyle & Doyle opened the ornate glass doors to its new 200 square foot flagship at 412 West 13th Street in the Manhattan shopping Mecca, The Meatpacking District (local luxury neighbors include Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Tory Burch, Moschino and many more.) “When we were looking for our new store, we were walking around the city and we were trying to find places that felt familiar,” explained Elizabeth Doyle, one half of the designer/owner sisters (Pamela is the other) that make up Doyle & Doyle. “When we found this place we thought: this feels like home,” Elizabeth finished. The new store replaces the smaller Orchard Street location on The Lower East Side that they’d been at for 13 years.
Doyle & Doyle celebrated the opening of their new flagship with a party recently featuring signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by local favorite Meatpacking bistro, Fig & Olive. There was also a cheeky costume and Polaroid portrait table for a festive memento of the evening and a lively treasure hunt for guests including Doyle & Doyle fans Lynn Yeager and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
Doyle & Doyle features vintage jewelry spanning eras from Georgian, Victorian, Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and Edwardian and a signature Heirloom line designed in-house and inspired by historical themes with a timeless aesthetic. Now a West 13th Collection has been added to commemorate the new store launch. Each piece of this new jewelry line is centered around a compass, Northern Star or globe and “go back to this idea of finding your space and finding your way,” Elizabeth said. Well, if you find your way to Doyle & Doyle, it truly is a one stop shop for a fine gift for the lady in your life or a little something sparkly to up the wow factor this party season.

For more information visit http://www.doyledoyle.com

Mac Smith