Archive for Menswear

..and then the snow melted and the flowers bloomed.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 13, 2011 by James Field



 

In the absence of spring my heart has begun to grow cold. I truly value the winter wonderland that has been cast on our city, but now I wish for nature to bestow upon us…beauty.  This editorial is just what I need to lift my frigid spirits.

Bastien Bonizec and Thomas Legros photographed by Sabine Villiard for Prestige Magazine.

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The Art Of DE x Adrien Sauvage

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2010 by James Field

So I recently just discovered the work of an amazing new designer by the name of Adrien Sauvage. Stylist turned menswear designer, his work was recently expressed in a short video called “The Art Of DE” the DE is in reference to “Dress Easy”. The film was narrated by Larry Lamb as was completely fantastic. Sauvage hails from Ghana, and currently designs in London. His exquisitely tailored suits are numerically named (collection is from 000-1 to 000-11) and are absolutely beautiful. Using notable fashion and pop culture icons as models for his debut collection, he has made a definately splash in the menswear market. Displayed below are suits from his current collection, and also the short film “The Art Of DE”.

A. Sauvage.com

English Lad x GQ China

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 9, 2010 by James Field

I love this editorial for GQ China, it blends old world money and modern styling in such a great way. I love the location also, can you say “inheritance”?

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Thom Browne

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2009 by James Field

 

In the world of Mens Fashion there are few designers who can be called true genius’ for their designs. Mr Thom Browne is among that few. He is the American designer of the label which bares his name,  and was named GQ Designer of the Year in 2008, and also won the prestigious CFDA Menswear Designer of the Year Award in March of 2006. Thom Browne’s design aesthetic is classic, his suits are composed of flat front pants with exposed ankles and a jacket that concludes mid-wrist and doesn’t cover the backside. They almost always have three buttons, narrow lapels rolled to the middle button, side vents, and trouser without belt loops.

 Thom Browne is without a doubt my favorite menswear designer, and he holds a somewhat special place in my repertoire. When I worked as the assistant to New York based, Bespoke mens shoe designers Derrick and Kirk Miller of the Barker Black label, I gained a great interest in Thom Browne. Mainly because his label was started by himself and Kirk Miller (of Barker Black) and Kirk would tell me how he helped Thom launch his brand, and he would almost always come into work with a Thom Browne jacket or trousers. And thats how I became interested in the genius of Thom Browne and his beautifully made suits, that gave men a new silhouette of dressing, a true throw back to the 1950’s. Also just recently, after a long day at work I was strolling down 5th Avenue and who was walking just ahead of me in a navy blue well fitted suit, was non other than the man himself, as you can imagine my excitement got the best of me and I almost ran right into him! But he was very gracious and kind and could tell I was a die-hard fan, I shook his hand and told him how much of an inspiration he is and how exceptional his work is. It was one of the best moments I could ever ask for.

 Mr Thom Browne, we at The Black Nouveau salute you.

Image courtesy of OWN Magazine

James

Public School Sample Sale

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on July 24, 2009 by James Field
Public School Sample Sale

Public School Sample Sale

Public School, one of New York’s coolest, urban, trendy/chic menswear labels is having their first ever sample sale. I have always dreamt of owning a cool piece of clothing from their collections, but sadly I must abide by my “Recessionomic Budget”  That was until now! The sample is going to be a huge success and many people who cannot afford the full price items and are die-hard Public School fans (like myself) will definately flock to this sale.

FIRST TIME EVER SAMPLE SALE
TUESDAY JULY 28TH – FRIDAY JULY 31ST
29 GREENE STREET GALLERY
29 GREENE STREET (BTW CANAL/GRAND STREETS)
NOON – 8PM
UP TO 80% OFF ALL COLLECTIONS AND ALL SEASONS

TEES $20 DOWN FROM $80
KNIT TOPS $40 DOWN FROM $195
OUTERWEAR $58 DOWN FROM $290
SWEATERS $100 DOWN FROM $500
LEATHER OUTERWEAR $200 FROM $1050

www.publicschoolnyc.com