by Stephen Garner
Carson Street
Carson Street co-founder Brian Trunzo

Brian Trunzo, co-founder of New York City menswear retailer Carson Street, has exited the company with which he helped launch in 2013, effective May 1.

Trunzo made this announcement late Friday evening in an email to close industry friends and colleagues. He writes, “It has been a pleasure working with each of you (in however large or small of a capacity that may have been). As I embark on pursuing new professional and personal endeavors, I ask that you please keep in touch.”

Previously a corporate lawyer, Trunzo teamed up with fellow lawyer Matthew Breen, whom he had met while attending Villanova Law School, to open up a store on Crosby Street focused on modern dressing for today’s man. Having outgrown its original space, Carson Street unveiled a new look this past January at its new location at 20 Greene Street. “This new and larger space gives us the opportunity to re-route the ship and move in a new direction,” Trunzo told MR at the new store opening.

Trunzo, along with Breen and Patrick Doss, also launched a new luxury men’s clothing line, unrelated to the store, called Deveaux New York this February. Its initial debut included a full-range of sportswear items that will go on-sale in time for fall/winter 2016. “We have ideas and we want to express these ideas under our own label and our own designs,” said Trunzo of the launch. “While we have a great appreciation for that which others create, we really do believe that our point of view is special and should be shared with the world.”

MR reached out to Trunzo for further details, but he declined to comment on the record, only to say, “I’m excited for whatever the future may hold.”