Ask anyone, after a long day’s work, many will agree there are not too many things better than jumping into a clean fresh bed with ironed sheets. Moreover, there is nothing like the feel of 100% cotton next to your skin, which is why it is the most popular fabric used in bed linens. Unfortunately, 100% cotton bed linens can wrinkle, and by the middle of the week, your bed may begin to look a little disheveled.
Thrift Store Runway is an online fashion contest with five cash prizes given away every month for the best submissions. This contest is a part of the movement to Bring Back National Thrift Week, which used to be a vibrant celebration of the virtue of thrift in America. today Thrift Store Runway gathers local and national sponsors in an effort to revive this lost tradition.
MAONO is a relatively new men’s and women’s brand offering apparel and accessories in DC. The brand originally got its start in 2011 but the apparel was officially launched in late 2012. MAONO consists of a team of three offering ready to wear blazers, shirts, bags, ties and other accessories to young professional men and women of DC at an affordable price.
MAONO’s objective is to provide superior-quality products at low prices based on a “shop smart, look sharp, give back” business model. Although the team is multicultural MAONO was launched in DC because of the city’s unique combination of fashion, power and philanthropy. With every MAONO purchase 5% is of profits are donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington. The men’s Spring/Summer 13′ collection features linen blazers from Turkey, leather bags, dress shirts, silk ties, belts, wallets and pocket squares from Italy.
This Thursday June 13th, MAONO is hosting its first pop-up shop event at the Science Club in DC to allow customers to get to know the brand and try on the clothes. We’ll be on site offering product and style advice to officially introduce MAONO to the men and women of DC. IG readers, followers and friends are entitled to a 20% discount with code MAONO-IG on purchases on line or in store until 6/13 at 11:59 PM. Guests will meet the MAONO team, socialize, and shop while enjoying wine and cupcakes. Syga Thomas, CEO & Founder for MAONO, says, “We are very excited to bring our unique brand to the DC area and we can’t wait to share our ready-to-wear collection with our guests. Being a line for young professionals, we have what people need in DC!” RSVP at http://maono.eventbrite.com/.
Our friends Ken and Tony of Benson & Clegg were recently caught on film for a cutting room floor tour by ‘Jenny’s Streets of London’, a Travel Channel UK spot featuring Jenny Powell as she visits some of London’s greatest hidden treasures. It’s good to see Tony and Ken getting recognition for their work. You can see the work we’ve done together on a special Norfolk jacket collaboration below in fabric supplied by Hunter’s Tweed. Benson & Clegg will be visiting DC June 27-29, 2013. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for appointment.
This week in our Menswear Dialogue Series we introduce you to Swiss watchmaker Baume & Mercier who has recently released a new collection of handsome watches in their Clifton Collection. Inspired by archives from the 1950′s this collection is built on a round face with simple dials and clean bezels. The options are cased in steel or 18K gold with alligator leather straps. Offered in both manual and automatic movements the collection is now available in international showrooms and online.
Baume & Mercier is one of the original watchmakers to participate at the exclusive Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, Switzerland. For our series we spoke with Mr. Michael Irilli who has spent several years building the digital brand of Baume & Mercer and was kind enough to share a few words with us.