Archive for 2013

Thursday, December 12 2013

The best things in life come in small packages.  Check out our list of fantastic accessories that are certain to up the IT factor of this year’s Christmas stocking.

Monday, December 09 2013

Last night we stopped by 380 Bleecker Street to celebrate the grand opening of Robert Graham’s first flagship store in New York City. This new space has 1,260 square feet of prime shopping space for a complete range of Robert Graham’s collection, including men’s sportswear, outerwear, premium denim, furnishings, accessories and women’s sportswear.

Wednesday, November 20 2013

Born in Jamaica and inspired by his adopted city of New York, Matthew Harris has been staking his claim in the accessory game since 2011.  Think masculine, minimal and chic. 

Since the launch of PROJECT Grooming in Las Vegas, we’ve been on the hunt to bring you the finest styling and personal care essentials.  Our Guide to Grooming, is guaranteed to turn your bathroom cabinet into a modern barber shop.  You’re welcome. 

Monday, November 04 2013

We stopped by the Todd Snyder + Champion Pop Up Shop launch on Friday for some new digs and whiskey.  Check out these images below from the opening, and be sure to stop by the store at 242 Elizabeth St. in Nolita.  

We travel around the world to bring back to PROJECT’s floor the best in contemporary men’s and women’s collections. Our sales team visited Oslo, Norway this week where they scouted several stores including Eger and Volt. The F/W’13 collections they are showing ranged from tailored men’s single-breasted wool suits, leather bombers’ and some of our favorite brands including J.Lindeberg. 

Thursday, October 31 2013
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Congrats to 7 Diamonds for a fantastic event celebrating the official launch of the all-new men's floor at Lord & Taylor.  Check out GQ's 7 Diamonds selects here, and stop by Lord & Taylor’s new and improved 5th floor to #UpYourGame. 

Tuesday, October 22 2013

Happy 1st year Anniversary to our fearless leader Tommy Fazio - Here's to many more!

We stopped by the Robert Graham Holiday 2013/Spring 2014 Preview to check out the PROJECT designer's newest collection of signature menswear looks.

Last night Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City held an event on their 7th floor that is dedicated to menswear for the launch of J. Lindeberg now being sold in the store.

Wednesday, October 02 2013
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3 years ago founder Blake Mycoskie stepped up when President Clinton asked TOMS to help the people of Haiti. Help they did, donating hundreds of thousands of shoes to the Haitian people. Now they are investing in a whole other caliber of donation, providing them with jobs and future income.

Tuesday, October 01 2013
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Now here is a collaboration we can get behind: Levis x Canada Goose, releasing 3 separate limited edition styles. The collection will be available from beginning in October in 10 concept stores including COLETTE in Paris, SELFRIDGES in London and ODIN NY. Your winter just got a serious upgrade.

Staying true to its roots Puma is reissuing an old classic. The 1991 throwback Puma Trinomic XT2 Plus, shown in the green, grey and yellow mesh and suede model, makes a welcome addition to your fall wardrobe.

Tom Florio, Chief Executive, Advanstar Fashion Group is featured as one of the BOF 500

He pioneered multi-media channels at Condé Nast and now leads one of the world’s largest portfolios of fashion trade shows, Magic.

Friday, September 27 2013
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We've just been dropped with a serious dose of Gant and we're not complaining.  Gant has released the Spring/Summer '14 look books for each of their collections: Gant, Gant Rugger, and Gant by Michael Bastian.

Thursday, September 26 2013

The guys of Feltraiger brought authentic Americana (via downtown NYC) to The Tents this August.

Wednesday, September 18 2013
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Nordstrom's Homepage Features PROJECT LV in Their Behind the Brand Video Series "The New World Of Menswear"

 

Wednesday, September 18 2013

The #BloggerProject, created by PROJECT in conjunction with Marcus Troy has been a program that both our brands and attendees love.  Many of you ask us where else to find menswear blogs and street style photography online. Well, aside from Tumblr and Style.com, we also look to sites like Fashion Beans, which has a dedicated section that is updated regularly. Check them out: http://ht.ly/oUwRR or follow them on Twitter @FashionBeans.

Tuesday, September 17 2013
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Taking a look at the #BLOGGERPROJECT 2013 winner of best collection - J. Lindeberg's bi-annual journal, “A Documentary and a Dream,” their 2013 Fall Winter collection Look Book. 

Monday, September 16 2013
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Levi’s always makes a mark on the PROJECT floor and this season they started a new marketing campaign called, “The Future Is Leaving” – a series of art projects asking their customers to discover and share more about who they are – as the world we live in is rapidly changing.  The campaign asks participants to answer the question, ‘What Moves You?’ with an Instagram picture — including the hashtags #MakeOurMark and #Moves.  We’re excited to follow along.  To find out more visit the Make Your Mark site

The British Fashion Council Launches Menswear Pop-Up For LFW

The British Fashion Council launched a pop-up store in celebration of contemporary British fashion for London Fashion Week. The on site pop-up at Somerset House will launch opens today.

The Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring-Summer 2014 collection paid homage to the 1950's, with a retro-rocker vibe that kept things casual at the Pier 57 venue.

Celebrating 40 years at the top of the fashion industry, the Elie Tahari Spring/Summer 2014 presentation showcased a muted palate of white, black grey, blues, and a few subtle geometric patterns. The men’s collection featured dark tailored suits, sweaters, and slim fit, distressed leather jackets.

The Tim Coppens Spring/Summer 2014 collection was filled with luxe materials, biker helmets, leather accents, and bold metallics.

The Ovadia and Sons Spring/Summer 2014 collection mixed downtown cool with fun patterns and chic suede colorful biker jackets. The suiting options were on point and impeccably styled with pocket squares, bow ties, and must-have sunglasses.

Monday, September 09 2013

Patrik Ervell's Summer 2014 collection was presented on a styrofoam runway complimenting his fresh colored collection that had unique use of man sandals.

Alejandro Ingelmo's rich knowledge of traditional craftsmanship originates directly from his family's teachings. While his construction reflects those techniques passed on to him, Ingelmo consistently reaches for modernity in his silhouettes and finishing details.

A-line pleated skirts, double- and triple-layered chiffon slip dresses, cross-body bags, dresses suspended on spaghetti straps, sloppy sweaters, bib overalls had Vogue editors asking, “What were you doing in the nineties,” in regards to Rag & Bone’s S/S 2014 presentation. 

Saturday, September 07 2013
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DKNY graced New York Fashion Week with a large presentation showcasing the SS14 men's collection. A bright palette shone a heavenly light upon the line of classic but desirably modern pieces, with an array of whites, pastel reds and soft blues.

Saturday, September 07 2013
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For Nautica's Black Sail S/S 20414 collection they focused on key trends such as fashion sweats, tailored jackets, and chunky nits.

Saturday, September 07 2013

Todd Snyder's S/S 2014 presentation, in conjunction with Tess Giberson, was awash with tailored suits in a diverse color palette, fitted shorts and cool, casual springtime ensembles. This is a collection that consciously tugs on the heartstrings of the everyman. Pulling safe and wearable collections out of the bag is what Todd Snyder does best.

Thursday, September 05 2013

NYFW Roundup Day 1, Part 1: New York Fashion Week is in full effect. Above (and below) are featured PROJECT brands: Raleigh Denim, Bespoken, Michael Bastian and Ernest Alexander. 

Wednesday, September 04 2013

PROJECT President Tommy Fazio named one of Four-Pins 25 Most Powerful People in Menswear 

Wednesday, August 21 2013

As the brainchild of Haggar, Life Khaki aims to bring a philanthropic side to fashion.

Tuesday, August 20 2013

Italian Made. 

Since 2007, Italian designers and brothers Lello, Giovanni and Tania Calderelli have been staking their claim in casual men's sportswear. Think clean, comfortable, and chic. Just six years after its inception, Anthony Morato is globally recognized for not only its design, but its practical price point.  

Tuesday, August 20 2013

The originator of slacks. 

Haggar Co. coined the the term in 1938, and has continued to pioneer the world of menswear through present day. What started as a small men's apparel manufacturing operation in Dallas, Texas, has grown to be one of the most recognized brand names in men's pants.

Friday, August 16 2013

PROJECT Las Vegas is making headlines. 

“'By bringing Tommy Fazio [former men’s fashion director of Bergdorf Goodman and Nordstrom] in, what we wanted to do is less about ‘Let’s create a party,’ and more about ‘Let’s take the trade show space and treat it as content and editorialize the fashion in the show,’ said Tom Florio, chief executive officer of Advanstar Fashion, a division of Advanstar Communications, which owns the trade shows."

Thursday, August 15 2013
 
Play it cool and let your style follow your lead.  
 
That's the Gents mantra. The Gents guy easily navigates aspects of city life and brings it into his own personal style confidently. Balance work and play and dress down any look with a baseball tee or cap that doesn't scream brand names or logos. By blending the basics with sport-infused elements, Gents strikes the perfect balance of fashion and casual.
Wednesday, August 14 2013

This season, PROJECT Las Vegas will launch the first annual #BLOGGERPROJECT Awards.  Our esteemed panel of digital editors and menswear aficionados from The Blogger PROJECT will be selecting the best from the S/S ’14 collections in seven distinct categories. 

Tuesday, August 13 2013

 Naida Begeta's Los Angeles based Kao Pao Shu goes beyond the basics. She creates unique, sophisticated, and architectural bags heavily influenced by growing up in a war-torn generation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Marcus Troy is back for another season of PROJECT, curating the ultimate panel of bloggers to bring live coverage of PROJECT Las Vegas to the digital space. We're excited to announce this season's roster of Blogger PROJECT participants.

Monday, August 12 2013

Custom. Sustainable. Colorful.

Huckstraps will be joining us in Vegas for the first time with their line of belts. These belts, however, are one size fits all and completely customizable.

Friday, August 09 2013

It comes as no surprise that Italian footwear brand Ylati is setting the standard for fine Italian footwear. 

We caught up with one of our Blogger PROJECT veterans, Adrian Farquharson - founder of Limité Magazine, at PROJECT NYC to discuss top SS14 trends as seen on the PROJECT floor, style influence, and post-show cocktail destinations.

Wednesday, August 07 2013

Created by twin brothers, Faherty Brand is the epitome of an endless summer. 

Mike and Alex paid their dues in design and finance jobs - with Mike spending the majority of the past decade designing at Ralph Lauren and Alex working in private equity.

We caught up with Matteo Gottardi, Creative Director of W.R.K (which was voted the Best Collection at PROJECT NYC by our Blogger PROJECT panel) to discuss top PROJECT NYC trends and his dad's Instagram account, amongst other things. Don't miss the W.R.K in The TENTS @ PROJECT in a few short weeks.

We caught up with Del Toro's founder Matthew Chevallard at PROJECT NYC to discuss the latest trends, his style influence, and what to expect from the Miami-based shoe brand when they hit The TENTS @ PROJECT this August.

Ask Men, a member of our esteemed Blogger PROJECT panel, took to Pier 94 last week in search of next spring's must-haves from PROJECT NYC. Check out what brands they picked for this transitional weather kit

A selection of the finest styling and grooming essentials, curated for the lifestyle of the modern gentleman.

This season, we introduced the first annual Blogger PROJECT awards on the PROJECT NYC show floor. In conjunction with AskMen, we asked our esteemed panel of bloggers to hand-select the brands they believe to be the standouts of the show. 

Our INFLUENCER SERIES profiles the creative individuals behind the industry’s top brands, retailers, and publications. Here, we sat down with Joshua Woods, one of our Blogger PROJECT patrons, to discuss top PROJECT NYC trends and style influence.

Blogger PROJECT veterans, The Crosby Press, put together the perfect kit for next season. Note the Barbour coat, the perfect transitional piece for those unexpected NYC thunderstorms. 

Our INFLUENCER SERIES profiles the creative individuals behind the industry’s top brands, retailers, and publications. Here, we sat down with Guillaume Jaillet-Gervais of ASK MEN, and discussed standout brands and trends seen on the show floor.

Our INFLUENCER SERIES profiles the creative individuals behind the industry’s top brands, retailers, and publications. Here, we sat down with Jon Sneden, Marlon Taylor-Wiles, and Lisa Salzer of George Frost, and discussed must-follow instagram accounts and style advice. 

The Blogger PROJECT’s Johnny Pinto, AKA The Denim Guy, put his styling expertise work and picked out next season's mainstays. From left to right, check out what he's curated from the PROJECT NYC show floor

The Blogger PROJECT's Limité Magazine took to the PROJECT NYC show floor to pick out next season's warm weather essentials. Here's what's on their radar.

Our INFLUENCER SERIES profiles the creative individuals behind the industry's top brands, retailers, and publications. Here, we sat down with Chris Thomas, Creative Director of COMUNE, and discussed trade show life and rules of thumb.

Sunday, July 21 2013
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Introducing our newest show area: PROJECT Sole NYC

Monday, July 15 2013

We'll be getting a dose of newness next week at PROJECT NYC, most notably from Quinn, which will be launching its men's collection on our show floor.

Friday, July 12 2013
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Whether you're hanging ten or just hanging out, there is no denying the presence of surf culture and style within the menswear scene these days.

Thursday, July 11 2013
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Get pumped. AG Adriano Goldschmied has teamed up with Tuscan shoemakers, Buttero, on a new shoe line. The two brands have crafted high-top and low top options (shown above), complete with either vegetable tanned leather or suede and available in black, white, and gunmetal.

Thursday, July 11 2013

Signature minimalism from Neil Barrett's spring '14 collection. Chic sportswear, organic shapes.Outdoor-inspired. A favorite look from Junya Watanabe spring '14 presentation.

K-Way x Marshall Artist.

A new approach to camo and summer outerwear. Now this is a collaboration we can get behind.

A great online shopping experience is a game-changer. With that in mind, we've rounded up our top five online destinations for premium brands, trends, advice, service, and style.

Monday, July 08 2013

Break free from the gym. Let us introduce you to Outdoor Voices.

The NYC brand has turned its back to the city as it embraces the outdoors and pushes the boundaries of ready-to-wear. This is not your typical workout gear; for a sports-couture label, Outdoor Voices strives to push the envelope and aims to explore beyond its boundaries.

Givenchy continues to push the limits of men's fashion. Take a cue and get your prints on with their pre-Spring 2014 look book. See the rest of the shots on Selectism.

Wednesday, July 03 2013

Made in the USA. 

With the 4th of July around the corner this week, there’s no better brand to be on our radar than New Bedford-based menswear label, Mother Freedom.

Downtown NYC vibes from the M5 Showroom guys in Florence. Super clean look. Pattern play as seen outside of TRANOI HOMME. Digging the layers and mixed media. 

The event is being held in only one city in a handful of countries, and the Pacific Northwest proved to strike the perfect balance between city and countryside that is intrinsic to the Red Wings brand. Lizard Lounge is a sprawling space, chock full of an extensive and impressive heritage brand roster. 

Friday, June 28 2013
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A big congratulations to the team at TOMS, which just reached its 10 millionth donated pair of shoes. The brand purpose is simple: One for One. For every pair of shoes bought, a pair is given to a child in need.

Thursday, June 27 2013

Hippie chic as seen in the Trussardi's spring '14 collection. Zegna does a refined beach look and a new favorite from Andrea Pimpilio. Spring 2014 is about killer prints...

Wednesday, June 26 2013

Vintage-inspired sportswear is on our checklist for beach season, and we’re currently all about Aviator Nation.

Our friends at Selectism took to Cobb’s Lane, Northamptonshire for an insider's look at the famed Dr. Martens factory where they got a tour of the facility and watched the making of the Made in England collection. Let's just say that after 50 plus years in the game, Dr. Martens still shows a superior commitment to craft and quality. Take a look at how your favorite standard oxblood brogue is made here

Tuesday, June 25 2013

We’re counting down the summer days until we check out next season’s collection from Elie Tahari

GQ's Tommy Ton nailed the street style shots at last week's Pitti Uomo, per usual. 

Friday, June 21 2013

Summer is heating up and all things nautical are taking over our closet. We're not mad about it. Our friends at CraftAtlantic show how they embrace and redefine the classic preppy trend with their debut collection, which is soon to hit stores.

We can't get enough of K-Way right now. Find out why at PROJECT NYC and Las Vegas this summer.

Friday, June 14 2013

As a hub for the denim industry, we're always looking to showcase trends and the brands that are doing it right. While selvedge washes aren't new, we've got to call it when we see it: Norman Russell is taking craft denim to the next level. 

Wednesday, June 12 2013

If accessories aren't on your list of must haves, then let Griffin ease you into your new summer wish list. From it's humble beginnings in Southern California apartment, Gorjana and Jason Griffin Reidel have fused their ambition and creativity to create Gorjana & Griffin Inc., a socially conscious lifestyle company that makes refined, high quality accessories for both men and women.

Del Toro has released its Fall/Winter 2013 lookbook, a follow up to Spring's 'Edition III.' Keeping with the brand's aesthetic, you'll find a range of colors, patterns, and textures - notably on the Alto Chukka, Wingtip and cornerstone Slipper. 

We're currently into these four denim pieces. Check them all out and change what you know about the fabric...

Thursday, June 06 2013
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If you’re going to be in a committed relationship with your smartphone, you’re going to need the apps to match. We’ve rounded up the top 10 apps to keep your style and grooming on point, wherever you may be.

Wednesday, June 05 2013

Created By Oriel Bensimon and Dan Cohen in 2003, the Parisan ready-to-wear line has quickly grown a cult following amongst cool kids and the fashion forward. The Eleven Paris aesthetic is a unique blend of contemporary inspiration, starting with music and art, and moving into the underground cultures of cities.

As industry leaders, we're constantly looking for inspiration. Everywhere. From retail spaces and brand collaborations, to blogs and editorial, we look to an array of tastemakers, places, and publications. 

Thursday, May 30 2013

The concept brand, W.R.K for short, maintains the philosophy that clothing is our most essential tool and that design should be nothing short of perfection. With this in mind, Founder and Creative Director Matteo Gottardi has spent the past few seasons perfecting the pieces that comprise the NYC-based label. 

Wednesday, May 29 2013
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There's no question about it: Todd Snyder has dominated the menswear circuit for the past two years. The humble designer launched his collection in 2011 exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman, Ron Herman, and Neiman Marcus - and to say it's grown would be an understatement.

Tuesday, May 28 2013

Talking Shop is an ongoing discussion with a selection of our key retailers talking about retail trends, predictions, and top performing brands.  

Thursday, May 23 2013

Since its inception in 2012, Jason Scott has maintained a vision of creating everyday clothing for the modern man that blends sensibility with modern, tailored design. After leaving the film industry behind, head designer Jason Mandler embarked on a mission to redefine contemporary menswear...with no fashion experience.

At its core, PROJECT is very much a denim business. We sat down with Johnny Pinto, AKA The Denim Guy, to talk trends, fits, and brands doing it well.

Everybody has their style rules of thumb. Christopher Bastin, Creative Director of GANT, happens to have 10.

Tuesday, May 21 2013

Talking Shop is an ongoing discussion with a selection of our key retailers talking about retail trends, predictions, and top performing brands.  

Friday, May 17 2013
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The Katins, comprised of the late Nancy and Walter, began making custom boat covers in the 1950s. Shortly after, the married couple took their product to the next level and began making swim trunks after several requests from the local surfers.

Wednesday, May 15 2013

The refined menswear label launched with its debut spring/summer 13 collection and is headed by President and Creative Director, Jeff Jacobs. With a background in music management, Jacobs aims to dress the modern day artist and cultural pioneer.

The day has finally come for our brand, Scotch & Soda. The Amsterdam-based label has opened a new retail space on the west side of Los Angeles, on Abbott Kinney to be exact.

Built upon the foundation and legacy that Levi Strauss created with his original innovation and blue jean design, the Levi's Made & Crafted collection was launched four years ago. 

The Style Director at DETAILS flawlessly mixes high fashion with streetwear, and documents his menswear finds on Instagram. 

Next level window display.

The storefront at LA's American Rag is dedicated to COMUNE's spring collection, featuring the brand's locally made denim pieces: the Lindon and Ricky.

Stand out by blending in.

Barneys New York spotlights their top camo picks in store, including pieces from Gant and SeaVees.

Tuesday, May 07 2013
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Raleigh Denim stands strong in an age of mass-produced denim. The brand, founded in 2008, is characterized by its artisanal process and use of vintage machines. To add to the bespoke factor, each pair is hand signed and numbered.

Team Americano, assembled by the Gant team, is a group of New York gentlemen all deeply rooted in the fashion industry. Whether they be bloggers, photographers, writers, or retailers - these guys are on point and in the game. With a crew of menswear veterans assembled, Gant posed an adventure: travel as a group to Italy for Pitti, and document the whole thing.

 

Freemans Sporting Club abides by one rule of thumb: "Made Local, Buy Local."

With an unrivaled commitment to American handmade goods, the FSC gents have opened up shop in Tokyo's Miniami-Aoyama shopping district.

Monday, April 29 2013

PROJECT Sole NYC - launching at Pier 94 this July - is New York’s first destination for men’s contemporary footwear. This new dedicated area within PROJECT NYC highlights top footwear brands + innovators, and brings footwear exhibitors into a highly curated community alongside top men's contemporary designers. 

Slick suits, day-to-night transition pieces, lightweight fabrics, and a window-pane blazer to boot. Get on board with J. Lindeberg's perfectly tailored Spring/Summer '13 collection. 

 

Thursday, April 25 2013

 

Our street style series focuses on the ladies and gents who own their style and wear it well.In need of a promotion?  Take this as your style cue for the office this Spring and you'll be well on your way.  Double monks, cropped cuffed pants, grey pinstripe, and impeccable details seen at PROJECT LV.

Tuesday, April 23 2013

It’s not a secret. DL1961 is on the mission to create the perfect fitting jeans. With this mission as a guide, the premium denim line put forth an impressive FW13 lineup, debuting for the press at the most recent NYFW.

23 brands that make us want to go on vacation for 6 months. Introducing WITTMORE’s Spring/Summer 2013 stop motion video. Catch a glimpse of your new wardrobe staples, including looks from Fred Perry, Gant Rugger, Ian Velardi, and more.  

In epic collaboration news, there's Michael Bastian for Uniqlo.

The CFDA winner tackled one wardrobe item for the quickly growing global retailer: polos. Bastian put forth nearly 50 new designs, each intended to have a slightly slimmer fit than your average polo.

“My obsession is trying to make them a little sexier, a little less nerdy. “I’m always asking, ‘How do you give a guy a new reason to buy a polo?," Bastian states.

The innovators at Opening Ceremony have relocated the retailer's flagship to Tokyo's chic Cat Street in the Omotesando district. The new digs span 13,000 square feet and cover four levels, hosting familiar resident brands like Acne, Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, and a variety of other directional labels.

Barneys New York pulled an array of styles from their cult-favorite men's brands for their latest lookbook, The A List. Take note of the heavy-hitting pieces from the likes of Todd Snyder, Ian Velardi, and John Varvatos, which round out the polished lookbook aesthetic and selection of designers. 

 

Tuesday, April 16 2013

Sixteen Tons, a men's store in the heart of Baltimore, defines what it means to curate a selection that is timeless in its look, feel, and purpose.

Nudie Jeans knows that no fabric ages quite like denim. The more you wear your jeans, the more attitude and character they acquire. 

A little bit about Haberdash. Haberdash is modern tradition, a blend of cool classic style paired with old-school philosophy. With two Chicago locations, Haberdash offers men a finely curated collection of hard to find brands including LBM 1911, Baldwin Denim, Alden, RRL, and Gitman Bros. Vintage.

 

Sir New York has quickly become a brand to watch over the past few seasons. The release of the brand's S/S '13 lookbook exhibits just why it has so much staying power. 

Our good friends over at FIFTYTWO Showroom put together this sartorial shoot to highlight Spring '13 trends and showcase their talented roster of designers. All six looks blend casual contemporary trends with hints of streetwear, and feature standout staples from TENTS brands Timo Weiland and Robert Geller Seconds.

Monday, April 08 2013
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"I'm not just pleasantly surprised, I'm actually thrilled at this whole set up here at The TENTS. It's shoppable, it's open, it's spacious, it's clean." - Eric Jennings, Saks Fifth Avenue.

Friday, April 05 2013
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Last week some of the most exciting talent in the Eastern Hemisphere flocked to Seoul to show their latest collections.  Comprised of Korean designers and brands, Seoul Fashion Week offered a strong showing of rising stars on the Asian, and soon to be global, fashion scene. We had a front row seat and made sure to snap some shots on instagram so we could share the trends coming down the runway.  

 

Thursday, April 04 2013
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"Being at project is really an opportunity to showcase our new innovation and to be able to tell our story to a broad range of people." - Barry Miguel, President of 7 For All Mankind

Monday, April 01 2013
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This past week we stopped by the Closed showroom in Downtown LA's Cooper Design Building to view the space as well and take a closer look at the FW13 collection.

We recently announced that our brands Bespoken, Ernest Alexander and Aviator Nation were nominated as the Best New Menswear Designers in America by GQ. Along with this nomination comes the opportunity to create custom designs for Gap.

This navy knit blazer from Todd Snyder can be dressed up or down. The unstructured jacket is perfect for the day to day, and provides a relaxed, but well-tailored look.

Get a closer look at more pieces on Todd Snyder's newly launched blog.

Wednesday, March 27 2013
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We paid Nudie Jeans a visit in their new Downtown Los Angeles showroom. The space, which opened its doors two months ago, is more than just that. It's a creative hub meets experiential gallery, and it is filled with custom details intrinsic to the brand. 

Tuesday, March 26 2013
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The modern rucksack is changing the backpack game. Think leather detailing, custom buckles, and heavy canvas. These pieces from FjällrävenDuluth Pack, Del Toro, and Herschel Supply Co. will be essential next season.

Josh Reed, Founder of lifestyle brand Gents, took an unorthodox journey to being a designer. 

When the former fashion publicist relocated to Los Angeles by way of NYC, he saw an opportunity within menswear: baseball caps. Reed set out to design a sophisticated, cool product that no other labels were creating.

"It is a fresh perspective of iconic textiles as seen through the eyes of talented young creatives who call Portland home.”

 

In a tribute to 1960s California surf style, SeaVees and The Gap have collaborated on the quintessential summertime shoe. Labeled 0769, a title that pays homage to the year The Gap first opened their doors in San Francisco, these classic, understated canvas sneakers are perfect for any casual look. 

 

Wednesday, March 20 2013
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One half of the HVRMINN duo, Kevin Wang, is a man of NYC style per MR PORTER.

The online menswear hub has launched its Global Style campaign, taking submissions from well-dressed men from all over the world and documenting men's style across the map.

"I try to avoid seasonal ideas, I tend to like consistent ideas and not changing drastically." 

Ian Velardi, one of GQ's Best New Menswear Designers this past year, came to The TENTS with yet another refined and clean collection. For the designer's fifth season, he paid special attention to sportswear styles, casual tailored elements, and lux fabrics. As far as inspiration, Velardi looked to American sportswear, Italian tailoring, and NYC street style for FW13, with a specific emphasis on outerwear. 

Our President, Tommy Fazio, curates the top trends for FW13 as seen at PROJECT Las Vegas.

1. Outerwear: Fashion meets function in FW13 outerwear where utility moves to the forefront...

Thursday, March 14 2013

Seventy Eight Percent abides by one philosophy: Be passionate about bags.

The Hong Kong-based brand, which is named after the late artist Elad Klein, has been hand-crafting bags for creative industry leaders since 2009. Each piece is created by up to three artisans who spend as much as 50 hours on an individual bag, leaving no two bags exactly the same. This dedication to form, function, and minimal + sleek design has earned Seventy Eight Percent a niche within the fashion industry, which is what made them stand out in The TENTS @ PROJECT last month.

The pop-up is guided by the philosophy that well-crafted things should have a story behind them. With this notion in mind, the two merchandised the retail space with goods from high-end brands like Braun, Malin + Goetz, General Knot & Co., to name a few. Additionally, Vetted's website houses a curated selection of the pop-up experience on its website.

We’ve teamed up with our friends at The FNDTN Showroom to share our taste with you. We're offering the ultimate curated travel kit with goods from Focused Space, Marshall Headphones, Corners 4 and Altru Apparel to one member of our PROJECT community. Simply head to Twitter and you’re entered to win. 

 

Tuesday, March 12 2013

Debuting in 2001, Marshall Artist has gained notoriety in the streets and in the press. The brand has become known for their modern, tailored menswear garments with deconstructed elements. Within the FW13 collection are these two standout jackets, both paying homage to current trends while maintaing the Marshall Artist aesthetic. 

A bit about Roden Gray. Roden Gray first opened it's doors in November of 2007 with the idea of bringing to Vancouver an approachable yet eclectic mix of fashion brands that would our give customers a more independent point of view and the freedom to express themselves without looking fussy or over dressed.  For the past 6 years, we've worked hard to introduce up and coming brands along with established design houses to represent clothing and products that offer meaningful options to the mainstream.  

G-Star by Marc Newson continues to evolve for FW13 with a range of crafted outerwear that did not go unnoticed on the PROJECT LV floor. Additionally, the line moves beyond denim for FW13 with a range of crafted outerwear that did not go unnoticed on the PROJECT LV floor. This particular varsity jacket, which DETAILS deemed a standout piece from the show, features a black wool body paired with tonal leather sleeves - a trend that was not to be missed in Vegas. The attention to detail is also stellar, taking note of the asymmetrical cuffs and ribbed waist + collar. 

Thursday, March 07 2013
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The luxury e-retailer launched its first episode of 'Style Clinic' in this week's edition of The Journal, the brand's weekly digital publication offering tips, interviews, sales, and more. 'Style Clinic' pays homage to MR PORTER's UK heritage with a British narrator who speaks directly to one particular inquiry per episode.

Thursday, March 07 2013
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Despite being over a century old, Chippewa Boots never fails to reinvent their collection. This season, the brand builds upon the Reserve Collection, which was introduced to the market two years ago.

Wednesday, March 06 2013
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Launched in 2009 by SLAMXHYPE, the hard-copy magazine is made by influencers, for influencers. For its 8th volume, the bi-annual publication delves into the artistic vision of visvim creator and menswear pioneer, Hiroki Nakamura. The latest print edition also pays homage to fashion's game-changers, including Saint Laurent and Pharrell Williams.

Leather was a big trend on the floor this season and Timo Weiland's F/W '13 collection was a standout.  Playing with mixed media and distinctive leather detailing, Weiland created subtle and modern pieces that were a highlight of The TENTS.

Del Toro sticks to their Miami roots with their newly released 2013 look book. The brand introduces several new patterned loafers, as well as a line of chukkas coming in an array of prints, textures and colorways.

Tuesday, March 05 2013

Talking shop is an ongoing discussion with a selection of our key retailers talking about retail trends, predictions, and top performing brands.  

Monday, March 04 2013
Iconic British heritage brand, Barbour, "is now breaking up into two different collections. The Barbour International Collection reflects Barbour's motorcycle heritage," as the brand told us on the PROJECT LV show floor. 
Monday, March 04 2013
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Christopher Bastin, Creative Director of Gant Rugger, looked to food for the brand's FW13 collection, which was unveiled last night at NY restaurant, One if by Land, Two if by Sea

Thursday, February 28 2013

We stopped by the Palladium booth on the PROJECT LV show floor to gain an exclusive look at what the iconic footwear brand has to offer for FW13. Per usual, we weren't disappointed.

Thursday, February 28 2013

Guy Trebay believes that we are in an era of sartorial enlightenment.

The T Magazine columnist makes a convincing case that the average man is cued into trends and latching onto premium menswear labels in higher volumes than ever before. Industry experts ranging from GQ's Michael Hainey to DETAILS' Editor-in-Chief Dan Peters weigh in, suggesting that there is a cultural shift in the way men approach dressing. After all, "style is learned, not genetic."

Wednesday, February 20 2013
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PROJECT EXCLUSIVE: We sat down with the denim impresario himself, David Bitton, to talk business, denim, and trends. 

Wednesday, February 20 2013
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We sat down with Corey Kamenoff, Editor of SLAMXHYPE, and a member of PROJECT LV's Blogger PROJECT, to discuss trends and the direction of men’s style. From tailored pieces to camo, the menswear blogger briefed us on what he expects to see in 2013 below.

Friday, February 15 2013
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Billy Reid's brown gun-check tweed suit and grey fatigue jacket were two of GQ Creative Director, Jim Moore's, favorite looks from NYFW. We couldn't agree more. 

In other collaboration news, Goorin Brothers will be debuting an exciting collaborative product at PROJECT Las Vegas. The iconic millinery has teamed up with Sony to make the Heisenberg hat for AMC's Breaking Bad. The exclusive hat will be released to Goorin Brothers shops as well as a few select retailers across the country. 

Thursday, February 14 2013

PROJECT EXCLUSIVE: Stay ahead of the trend and acquaint yourself with Pura Vida bracelets. We caught up with Founders Paul Goodman and Griffin Thall to discuss what we can expect from the new line, and how working with charities impacts their business.

Thursday, February 14 2013

This season, I wanted to explore the darker corner of who the Michael Bastian guy is. As an American menswear designer, I think it's important to always ground this idea here — in my own country and on my own experiences."

-Michael Bastian

Founded in the 1950s by Jean Goldberg, Façonnable has long been one of the most celebrated international menswear brands worldwide thanks to its refined collections of classic French tailoring and resort wear.

Tuesday, February 12 2013

Talking shop is an ongoing discussion with a selection of our key retailers talking about retail trends, predictions, and top performing brands.

Wednesday, February 06 2013
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On the eve of his NYFW presentation, Todd Snyder updated his brand's website and launched a blog: s(ny)der.

Friday, February 01 2013

From the fall runway shows in Europe to men's market week in NYC, the URBAN FARMER aesthetic has been a prevelant trend in Fall fashion. 

Thursday, January 31 2013

If you care about your sneakers at all, you need to have Jason Markk’s premium shoe cleaner and brushes readily available.

Thursday, January 31 2013
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We sat down with Atif Kazmi, Editor-in-Chief of Por Homme and a member of PROJECT NYC's Blogger PROJECT, to discuss trends and the direction of men's style. From camo accents to personalized elements, the menswear blogger briefed us on what he expects to see in 2013 below.

TALK SHOP: We caught up with lifestyle brand Del Toro to discuss the new collection. 

BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT: We sat down with Adrian Farquharson of Limité Magazine to discuss PROJECT NYC trends, namely today’s trend: Nordic Style.

BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT: We sat down with Jamison Aweau of Anchor Division to discuss PROJECT NYC trends, namely today's trend: crafted denim. 

PROJECT EXCLUSIVE: The much anticipated Champion by Todd Snyder collaboration will debut exclusively at PROJECT NYC next week. Come see the 35-piece capsule collection for the first time and don't miss it again in Las Vegas at The TENTS @ PROJECT this February. 

We took a moment to discuss 2013 menswear trends with tastemaker, blogger and photographer, Dapper Lou. The style aficionado provides us with his insight.

BLOGGER PROJECT: This season, Marcus Troy of The Marcus Troy Experience has once again curated a group of the most influential bloggers to live blog their experience from the show floor.

We sat down with Ben Ferrari, street style photographer for the likes of GQ and Vogue Italia, to discuss 2013 menswear trends. The photographer weighs in below, offering insight into the street style trends he's seen gain momentum right in front of his lens

PROJECT NYC: MADE, a pop-up concept of artisanal brands crafting unique products from show floor, returns to PROJECT NYC with its new theme: Society of Gentlemen. The featured artists and craftsmen will be on-site creating bespoke gentleman's essentials that are not to be missed. 

PROJECT EXCLUSIVE: Acquaint yourself with Fjällräven (Fee-Yell-Raven) aka Arctic Fox in Swedish. We chatted with Jonas Blom, one of their head designers in Sweden, about heritage design, functionality and the story behind the brand's iconic Arctic Fox emblem. 

PROJECT EXCLUSIVE: Acquaint yourself with Fjällräven (Fee-Yell-Raven) aka Arctic Fox in Swedish. We chatted with Jonas Blom, one of their head designers in Sweden, about heritage design, functionality and the story behind the brand's iconic Arctic Fox emblem. 

Friday, January 11 2013

TOMMY FAZIO TREND REPORT: Farming is one of the foundations this nation was built upon. The farmer is the quintessential rugged individualist, representing a bygone era of American masculinity.  Their apparel served them well - durable, rough around the edges, and expertly crafted in local factories.  

BRAND SPOTLIGHT: Inspired by the craftsmanship and heritage of durable American and English menswear, Howes & Baum clothing is distinctively designed for men who seek a masculine fit with exceptional detail in a comfortable, functional garment.

PROJECT SELECT: As we gear up for PROJECT NYC, this coat from Pendleton's Portland Collection will keep you on the mark and styled right for those cold winter days.

BRAND SPOTLIGHT: Officially re-launching with their Fall/ Winter ’13 collection at The TENTS, British heritage brand Kent & Curwen was founded in 1926 and famed for its iconic cricket sweaters. Today the line boasts a full range of luxury tailored sportswear with modern cuts, an updated feel, and a subtle nod to their sporting roots. 

Friday, January 04 2013

TOMMY FAZIO TREND REPORT: A fast-tracking trend we are seeing is the modern nordic man.  It doesn't matter if you've never skied in your life, get ready for pieces that will transport you to high-end ski chalet in the Alps. Look out for lots of chunky knits, enlarged cables and stitches, bold novelty graphics, modern fair aisle patterns, and layering them over classic gingham and chambray shirting.

BRAND SPOTLIGHT: Harking back to the good ol’ days when great American denim was a mainstay of North Carolina, Raleigh Denim uses local materials and traditional construction methods to produce the finest quality denim with a contemporary fit and style.  Come visit RALEIGH, NEW this season to PROJECT NYC and The TENTS @ PROJECT this February

Wednesday, January 02 2013

Introducing PROJECT SELECT. In this series we will showcase a hot item from one of PROJECT's brands. Hand selected by the PROJECT team and our President, Tommy Fazio, now you can see what gear we are into and where our tastes lie this season. Be sure to check out our latest features and get to know the newest brands at PROJECT and The TENTS.