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Herman rocking a pinstripe suit…
Trunk Show Visit…
Last week I was able to attend a trunk show at menswear store Andrew Davis featuring Eton of Sweden, Hickey Freeman, and Magnanni shoes. I enjoy these particular types of events because you get to see the new collections for the coming season, as well as being able to talk with some great guys.
A man by the name of Anders was there on behalf of Eton. He showed me some of the great details of Eton’s new offerings for the S/S season. A lot of bold colors with the signature Eton craftsmanship. You cannot go wrong with an Eton shirt.
For Hickey Freeman, Jeff was there to show me around. They were taking measurements for some MTM threads at a great discount. Hickey Freeman is especially well-known to me because I grew up where their factory is in Rochester, NY and my father a life-long customer. They had beautiful fabrics from Loro Piana, VBC, and a melt-in-your-hand S180s from Drago.
Brad was there to show-off the new models from Magnanni. There were some beautiful models from monks to brogues. The attention to detail that you see in Magnanni is awesome, and I was impressed on what I saw.
It was great talking with all three of these guys, as well as store manager Macey – who is always welcoming. It is great getting to know new people, especially the ones who have similar interests. You usually find out there is a lot more in common than menswear, and I am happy I was able to meet each one of these guys, as well as being able to see what’s new with their companies. Great time, great guys!
My Details: Suitsupplysuit - R. Talbott tie - MTM shirt - J. Press PS - Allen Edmonds shoes - PRL socks - Uniqlo coat (More Pics HERE)
Made in England: Shoes 5Xs
Alton Brown: Cutthroat Kitchen
If you have been following SbN, it is no secret that Alton Brown is one of my sartorial inspirations. I refer to him again-and-again because he just gets this whole menswear thing. Unlike any host on TV, Alton understand how a suit is supposed to fit and nails all the rest of the details. Since the start of his new show Cutthroat Kitchen, nothing has changed.
Cutthroat Kitchen has a bit of a “darker” tone than the other shows Mr. Brown hosts so he sports a more darker toned look each show: blues, blacks, grays. It makes sense for the show, but he takes it up a notch by, once again, nailing the details. What separates Alton from any host on TV is that he doesn’t allow himself to be dressed in an overly-slim suit with skinny lapels and a skinny tie. He always rocks the right proportions with a menswear-approved lapel width, equally proportionate tie (or lack thereof), and always shows a bit of himself with the unkempt pocket square and signature frames. I cannot believe that Alton is dressed by anyone but himself, and if so, he probably has 99.9% say in what he wears because, if not, he would look like the rest of the hosts on the Food Network, which wouldn’t be the best case scenario.
Alton Brown will always be somewhat of a style icon to me because of his consistency and the hint of sprezz (I mean look at the unbutton jacket sleeves and nonchalance of his PS), but more than that, he has always been responsive and supportive of my blog. I appreciate that from someone of his stature.
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Hackett London x The Sartorial 7.
brrrbin said: Do you have a favorite style of collar for your shirts?
I favor a decent sized collar with a wide spread. The cutaway collar has been a favorite for some time, but recently I have been leaning toward a not-as-wide spread with a significant collar roll.
Yesterday at the Trunk Show…
Yesterday I attended the Eton of Sweden, Hickey Freeman, and Magnanni Shoes trunk show at Andrew Davis. It was a great show with great people, but more on that next week.
Suit: SuitSupply - Shirt: MTM - Tie: R. Talbott Made in Enlgand - Shoes: Allen Edmonds - Coat:Uniqlo - PS: J. Press - Socks: PRL