If only all guys got it!
This is to me what it’s all about. Great suit, great fit, and all the details without being obnoxious and pretentious.
The subtleties in the tie (front wool, back corduroy) worn in a way not to imitate the Italians, yet still having a hint of Sprezzutura.
The pocket square is a must as no suit is truly complete without that one item. While I don’t like matching pocket square and ties (I consider it a style sin), in this case since the tie has 2 fabrics, I could only endorse this look with the tip of my brim. Add the tie clip and lapel pin - This is dead on.
If I had to pick one photo to represent MRket Show it would be this one. To me it’s the complete package (both the show and photo), the main piece (the suit) and all the details coming together. It’s about selecting the right pieces and bringing them together - It’s about STYLE.
To learn more about MRket and see the photos from the 3 day event visit the MRket Show website (click here).
In photo: Clifton Wilson of Armstrong and Wilson.
The point of Guerreisms is certainly more than just sharing images, it’s about sharing a vision of style and covering the very fabric of what is style. While sometimes I chose to use images, other times I may write a few lines, either way it’s using a different language to say the same thing.
Sunday January 20th and Monday January 21st I’ll be attending the MRket Show in New York. This trade show has become a regular occurrence for me, it’s my way to really see product for what it’s worth and not only because of who’s wearing it. Each time I find new gems and certainly look forward to expanding not only my knowledge but also my scope of “must know” brands.
While there are countless trade shows in the United States few can match up to MRket in terms of who they bring to the party. They pride themselves on bringing the best in all categories from the U.S. and abroad. Among my favorite sections at MRket are Made in Italy, and the Vanguard Gallery, where you’ll find established brands, and creative new product housed under the same roof.
For 2 days I’ll be looking at both product and the people attending and as always look forward to sharing with you brands, and product that should be on your radar.
For more information on MRket Show and for Exhibitor Profiles (click link)
MRket Show New York.
The men are MRket encompass the best of both classic and modern in terms of style. The fact that they look for and have knowledge of the best product certainly makes for great subjects.
In the last 30 days I’ve had the opportunity to attend 2 major men’s trade shows Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy and Mrket in New York City, New York.
Now if you’re a person who enjoys style and fashion, this is an experience you savor. In a way you get a feel for what’s happening in the world of fashion and actually get a glimpse of all the future trends, the hits and misses. Having said that I wanted to walk those who care through the process of men’s fashion as I see it.
1. A designer gets inspired - be it by what he’s seen on the street, in books, movies, dreams, etc. and he creates an item.
2. The item makes its way to the runway show and/or to the trade shows where orders are placed by retailers
3. Lesser known houses make a variation of what is presented on the runway / trade show.
4. The items are sold in stores.
5. People purchase the items, trends are created when enough people concur that a look is “cool”.
So, I actually enjoy both the trade shows and runway shows if just to get a glimpse at what many people will be wearing some 6 months down the road. This week it was Mrket and I must tell you they sure know how to get some heavy hitters involved.
One of the things I enjoy with Mrket is finding both old established houses and newer one that display quality product. I’m a fan of both Borsalino (Milan) and Makins Hats (New York City) and had a chance to browse both their upcoming collections.
Now, my Achilles heel is a great pair of socks - and this time around I was introduced to Marcoliani - made of Pima Cotton Lisle
Drakes of London never ceases to amaze me with the constant flow of colors which they marry to quality.
and bracelets are officially part of the “cool” accessories to have. Miansai out of Florida is among one of the best examples of a fresh twist to an old idea that I’ve seen recently.
To walk through Mrket is to have your senses seduced with great product. When the smoke clears I smile, tap my pocket to make sure all my business cards collected are with me and know I’ll have plenty to shoot in the streets a few months from now.