Modern Interpretation

by Elise Diamantini

HaspelHaspel, a brand known for its seersucker suits, is back with a contemporary collection for 2014. Laurie Haspel, the founder’s great-granddaughter, has taken the reins and brought on Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos to design and reinterpret the brand for a new generation of men. Fall 2014 is the second collection designed by Shipley and Halmos (the first was spring ’14).

The designers explain the fall collection: “The Haspel brand is built on American-made tailored clothing. For fall ’14, it was important for us to give the customer a new take on our signature seersucker quality, which we decided to offer in several dark, fall-appropriate colors and patterns. From there, we’ve layered in swatches in various weights and textures of wools, both in full suits as well as sportcoats and blazers.” Retail prices range from $195 to $250 for shirts, $595 to $895 for jackets, $350 to $495 for sweaters, $595 to $895 for coats, $195 to $295 for trousers, and $795 to $1,295 for suits, and has already picked up accounts like Nordstrom.