This week our Sensational Shopping Guide continues with a trip to Husbands (yes in Paris). Founded by Mr. Nicolas Gabard in 2011, Husbands offers traditional English tailored clothing in British cloth to the Parisian gentleman. This may seem somewhat of a juxtaposition and a discourse between the distinctive taste for flair of many Parisian tailors and the structured and staid suits of the British, but offered in the artistic manner it is, it seems to work quite well. Unfortunately, Mr. Gabard was unavailable for a detailed interview as we caught him on his way to Premiere Vision, the largest textile and fabric tradeshow on the market, which is always a busy time for any tailored garment retailer.
The October issue of the AICI Global Magazine entitled Modern Manners: Etiquette in the 21st Century has recently launched. I’m proud to have been part of the creation of this product over the last several month’s with a staff of highly knowledgeable and qualified image consultants, etiquette experts and other scholarly ladies and gentlemen.
We introduced you to start-up men’s and women’s apparel brand MAONO not long ago. They recently held their launch party and first public pop up at the Science Club in Washington DC. We had the fortune of working with Style TV to help introduce the “MAONO Man” to DC during this event.
IG personally coordinated the menswear visual merchandising but could not have done it without the help of the MAONO team, volunteers, and friends. Overall, the event was a success and we’re looking forward to more from MAONO in the future.
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The Coat Route : Luxury and Obsession on the Trail of a $50,000 Coat is a recently published book by author Meg Lukens Noonan exploiting and tracing the origin, construction and finishing of a $50,000 overcoat created by bespoke tailor John H. Cutler of Australia. Ms. Noonan travels several counties and countries speaking with scientists, craftsmen, weavers, tailors, and bespoke enthusiasts through her journey of what makes a coat worth $50.000. It’s the fabric if you were wondering.
The National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA) is a non-profit organization representing independent shoe store owners throughout the United States and Canada. NSRA serves as the independent retailer’s resource and advocate, representing the independent shoe retailing community among manufacturers, suppliers and the broader footwear industry.
We were recently asked about our opinion on footwear trends for men in 2014. Below is an excerpt of the full interview which included womenswear published in the monthly trade magazine published by NSRA. You can like NSRA on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.