Archive for July, 2010
Dori Tomcsanyi Spring 2011 Campaign
The world of mens fashion is a constantly revolving door of upward spirals and downward slopes of success and failure. One minute something is in, and the next its out.
I recently came across a great company on the rise named 191 Unlimited and their cool, laid back approach to menswear was what inspired me to feature them on T.B.N. 191 Unlimited is a small brand that was started in 2002 by two best friends Parth Sharma and Girish Karnani, who took $191 to a casino and turned it into enough money to launch their first 191 Unlimited collection. Now 191 Unlimited is carried in Macy’s , Nordstrom, Dillards and Bloomindales, just to name a few. The brand sticks to 4 basic principles that they abide by 1) Awesome Fit, 2) Extreme Comfort, 3) Innovative Detailing, and 4) Affordability. The mix of these elements have created a brand that has become a true success and has taken off in a major way.
I was so honored to review a couple of shirts from the new 191 collection. The Hopscotch gingham check shirt, and the basic V-neck black tee with military epaulet detailing.
The Hopscotch woven shirt (shown above) is a great spring/summer shirt. I paired it with some beige cropped pants last night when I wore it to a concert in Brooklyn, and it looked great!. The military epaulets is a very nice detail and the buttons are actually octagon shaped which is anther small, but very well crafted detail.
The basic black V-neck shown above is another great option for those hot summer months. Made of lightweight cotton, with great stitching detail along the outer most trim of the shirt. The v neck tee is something I will definitely wear a lot of this summer, classic and simple, it goes with anything.
191 Unlimited seems to have a great thing going with their clothing line, a classic approach to menswear but with updated colors and styling, they really know their customer and how they like to dress. The company has grown so much since 2002 and is such an inspiration and a testament to what you can do when you put your mind to something and work hard and dedicate your, time, passion and in 191 Unlimited’s case, actually $191 dollars.
Special thanks to Amy and the whole 191 Unlimited team!