Recently we introduced the new menswear line of NYC designer Ovadia & Sons. We got a chance to meet Mr. Ovadia himself in his NYC high rise apartment to take a closer look at his offerings. Shimon Ovadia is a gentleman in all rights. His apartment is decked out in natural manliness from the antelope’s head mounted on the wall to his cigar stash and Whiskey on his coffee table. But the real attraction was his new clothing line which was meticulously laid out for my viewing pleasure.
The Spring/Summer 2011 line features casual short sleeve button downs, cuffed shorts, linen trousers with side tabs instead of belt loops, form fitting heavy linen sport coats, herringbone cotton blend suits, and beautifully crafted contrast collar gingham dress shirts in bright colors. The ties come in classic Grenadines and crunchy silk knits. I was especially fond of a lightweight Anorak with a gun flap, removable hood and all the pockets a man can handle, but in a lightweight and waterproof weave of fabric form the Thomas Mason mill in England.
Shimon is planning a full line of sweaters for the Fall and I was able to get an exclusive look at some of the patterns and fabrics he has in mind. Fabrics like lamb’s wool and merino won’t be included. Mr. Ovadia says “you an walk into any Banana Republic and see those fabrics…we want to do something on a higher level”. By a higher level he means two ply cashmere knits in a paper thin fine gauge in bird’s eye, glen plaid, and herringbone. Amazing stuff and I can’t wait to see it.
The line just shot a look book a few weekends ago and the photos are still being edited. I was able to get a sneak peek of a few and believe me when I saw you won’t be disappointed. We will be posting a few shots as soon as they are processed. We are glad to help Shimon and his brother achieve success with their company and to open up the DC market to custom made apparel from an NYC native. We will be attending a trunk show in the near future and will report on new offerings from the line. In the meantime, enjoy the lovely merchandise.
|Shimon Ovadia; Co-Founder of Ovadia & Sons|