MRket Las Vegas: Fashion Director’s Picks

by William Buckley

With New York market followed closely by New York Fashion Week, which overlapped with Vegas market, the last few weeks have been busy for all of us. And production of our upcoming April issue is in full swing: Vegas market led straight into the organization of a photoshoot in Tulum, Mexico, so time to recap Vegas market has been limited to say the least. Now, with the Fort Lauderdale connection on my flight back from Cancun canceled by Spirit Airlines, and with them unable to get me out of this sun-drenched purgatory until Tuesday, I have had some much needed time to breathe (and by breathe I mean sort through the multitude of photos I took on the show floors, and edit them down to a few good favorites).

Boston Traders

The knitwear from this Massachusetts-based brand was eye-catching on the MRket show floor. Inspired by vintage New England heritage, the brand’s retail prices range from $20 to $250. Available at Macy’s.

Lone Pine Leathers

With over 20 years in the business, and all made here in the USA, Lone Pine Leathers offers rugged elegance in contemporary updates to classic silhouettes. Using fine leathers and furs, the brand retails between $950 to $2,995.

 Circa Timepieces

Specializing in vintage revival, Circa Timepiece creates reproductions of some of the most popular wristwatches from the 1920s to the 1950s. Selected for reproduction based on original uniqueness, popularity and collectibility, watches range from $139 to $450 at retail.

Tommy Bahama Headwear

A good hat is hard to find, and Tommy Bahama was one of two hat brands that caught my eye on the MRket show floor. The licensing partner Dorfman Pacific, which has been in the business for over 90 years, knows a thing or two about hats (notably producing the iconic Stetson brand hats) and it has really captured the kind of upscale casual island lifestyle that Tommy Bahama is synonymous with. $58 to $150.

Beretta

This apparel line has really come into its own this season. With a new creative director and a newly focused concept of the Beretta man, the line includes some stunning outerwear, sport coats in luxury fabrics and technical sportswear, like Brunello Cucinelli meets Barbour. Spot on. $150 to $1,200.

Scott Nichol by Pantherella

There are only a few hosiery brands that really get me going, and Pantherella has always been one. This line of English country socks from the quintessential British pedal brand is made in Leicester, England, is rooted in the brand’s heritage spanning some 70 years. $10 to $30.

Richard Choi

Not to be confused with the menswear designer Richard Chai, Richard Choi’s collection was one of the strongest on the floor by far. Exciting luxury fabrics in updated classics like Pea coats, overcoats and sport coats. A double-breasted ‘teddybear’ overcoat was one of my favorite pieces. $120 to $1,100.

Hastego

Fantastic outerwear from this Korea-based brand, Hastego was launched in 2010. Aimed at the foreword-thinking man, the collection offers a outerwear in luxury fabrics, many with fur trim. $550 to $1,900.

 

Gimo’s

A family business founded in 1968, this Italian brand is sitting pretty, with decades of fine tailoring experience and some of the most luxurious outerwear on the floor. Leather and shearling jackets were some of the softest, complemented by beautiful knitwear. $450 to $2,950.

 

Nikky

In particular, the sport coats offered by Nikky seem to be on some perpetual ascendancy, continually going from strength to strength. Every season, new luxury fabrics in eye-catching colors and patterns always brighten the floor, with footwear and polos to round off that decadent Mediterranean lifestyle. $450 to $750.

 

Johnstons of Elgin

This Scottish heritage brand, founded in 1797 (the same year John Adams was sworn into Presidential office), has pioneered the weaving of Vicuna and Cashmere in Scotland since 1851, and these fibers remain the foundation of the company’s products today. $55 to $690.

 Jerry Kaye

Beautiful outerwear, sport coats and knitwear, the brand is the eponymous label by menswear veteran Jerry Kaye. With over 20 years in the industry at companies including Perry Ellis and Hartmarx, the line is produced entirely in Italy, and effortlessly fuses fine tailoring with sportswear. $120 to $1,200. This outerwear line is explicitly technical, with an ultra contemporary aesthetic. The fabrics are firmly focused on function, all weatherproof with great hardware and innovative construction. $295 to $695.

Mayser Headwear

The second notable hat brand on the show floor was Mayser. Established in 1800, the brand’s wide brim felt fedoras were particularly excellent. $85 to $220.