by Stephen Garner

Joseph AbboudAmerican menswear designer Joseph Abboud revealed his new fall/winter 2018 collection at the ballroom of the historic Wolcott Hotel during NYFW: Men’s on Tuesday, February 6.

For his fall 2018 collection, Abboud looked to Hollywood’s past and ushered its glamour into the 21st century with the launch of American Bespoke. Channeling the effortless sartorial refinement of Hollywood’s icons, this new offering, comprised of 43 looks, was shown in shades of black and grey with dramatic blazes of red—celebrating the artistry of tailoring and the aspirational essence of dressing up.

Joseph Abboud“This season I wanted to reconstruct American menswear with the launch of Bespoke,” said Joseph Abboud, chief creative director of Tailored Brands, Inc. “For the last 30 years, our strength has always been the art of tailoring and now we’ve taken it to the next level by redefining bespoke, American style.”

Crafted in the Joseph Abboud Manufacturing facility in New Bedford factory, these bespoke garments are finished by hand with over 225 steps, such as hand-sewn armholes, which allow for a softer shoulder; pleated waistband curtains on trousers; the use of real horn buttons; and prepared sleeves with hand-mitered working buttonholes.

Continuing with his commitment to providing hand-finished, made-in-America products, Abboud has once again partnered with American heritage shoemaker Allen Edmonds on the collection’s leather footwear – each pair handmade in Port Washington, Wisconsin. In addition, Abboud collaborated with Aston Leather on the collection’s shearlings and leather bags.

Joseph Abboud