Last week the DC menswear community played host to the premiere of the Men of the Cloth film screening. Director Ms. Vicki Vasilopoulos was in attendance at a sold out screening. Many of DC’s respected tailoring enthusiasts were in attendance as well as admirers of the craft from afar. The evening was preceded by cocktails in the lobby of the intimate and cozy West End Cinema. Men of The Cloth has been screened in theatres with as many as 500 seats, but the 95 seat space provided just the right amount of family atmosphere while allowing the crowd and the participants to mix and mingle comfortably.
NYFW recently concluded and we were fortunate enough to be featured on a live segment of Let’s Talk Live; DC’s only local and live talk show. Although Fall is knocking on the door, the discussion focused on ‘hit’ or ‘miss’ Spring 15′ trends including suede, athletic inspired looks, florals, and prints. Julia Farr of Julia Farr Boutique and Monica Barrett of Blueprint4style led the ladies discussion. Check out the video and photos for more.
In recent years there has been a plethora of illustrators displaying their artistic skill highlighting the individuals who make up the collective menswear industry. Why these illustrators have chosen to focus on menswear is less important than the fact that they are using their talents to give readers a more intimate view of the men who have achieved near demi-god status through their instagram accounts, tumblrs and Solaro suits with lapels wider than the wings of a Boeing 777. There is something nostalgic about capturing a man in his moments with pen, pencil, or brush. These men do it well.
Baume & Mercier launch new ladies’ watch collection: Promesse ~
Baume & Mercier recently announced the release of their brand new ladies watch collection – Promesse. We were fortunate enough to attend the US launch in NYC at Gotham Hall. The entire B&M team was on hand inclduing CEO Mr. Alain Zimmerman and President of Baume & Mercier North America, Mr. Rudy Chavez. Mr. Zimmerman rarely makes appearances at events due to his schedule so this was a rare moment that shows the excitement of the 7th oldest watchmaker in the world.
There are names in the canon of “style icons” that menswear aficionados laud over. The usual suspects; McQueen, Clooney, Davis, Newman, Prince Charles, and others. Today we’d like to add a name to that list; actor Mr. Michael Kitchen. While the aforementioned men are standard bearers, there are others whom we feel deserve the same level of sartorial respect but are left out of popular discussion only because their careers or exploits may have been less documented. Mr. Kitchen is one of these men.