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post #241 of 373
Be sure and pre-order your copy of Bruce Boyer's book for the signing. Just go to this link http://www.styleforummarket.com/true-style-by-bruce-boyer-pick-up-copies-at-the-proper-kit-trunk-show/

There will be a limited number of copies available. Pre-orders guarantee a copy. Just show us your ID.


post #242 of 373

Hello ladies and gents,

 

Chris here again.  Today I'm sharing a few articles that we put up recently for Saturday's event.  The RSVP list is officially full; thank you for the overwhelming response!

 

Our next story is of BeN by Jeremy Wallace, raised in Montreal, now in New York City.  He shares his own views on personal style, as well as honoring his grandfather with the brand name.  Please enjoy this next "Things We Like," interview and photography by Content Director Thierry Augustin.

 

 

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Things We Like, That You Should Too: BeN by Jeremy Wallace

 

 

 

Hailing from Montreal, BeN by Jeremy Wallace marries a heritage of entrepreneurial spirit with a deep respect for the craft of tailoring. A traveling tailor service in his native city and a recent New York City transplant, Jeremy named the line in homage of his paternal grandfather. “My grandfather was always well dressed, no matter the occasion. He knew the importance of being presentable. He also grew up in a time where every man would wear a suit.” That had a significant impact on Jeremy. He knew he wanted to go into business for himself, like his father and grandfather before him, but he also needed a way to make his own mark.

 

“My grandfather was always well dressed, no matter the occasion.

He knew the importance of being presentable.

He also grew up in a time where every man would wear a suit.”

 

 

“Business is personal”, offers Wallace. “There’s nothing I enjoy more than seeing someone fully satisfied with their order because they know what that garment will do for them. Maybe it’s the ticket to making a great impression on an interview or on a date but it’s important to them and that makes it important to me.” With offerings from the best heritage mills in the world, including Scabal, Holland & Sherry, and Vitale Barberis Canonico, BeN connects a classic silhouette with a luxury standard.

 

 

 

“I would say my style is effortless but carefully curated. I’m always reminded of that Hardy Amies quote: ‘A man should look as if he’s bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care and then forgotten all about them.’ That’s what I try to achieve personally and to impart to my clients.”


And as business continues to grow, he’s always looking to maximize his potential. “My grandfather taught me the importance of hard work and how you could have anything you wanted in life if you worked for it.” These values spur the brand, right down to the ‘Make it Happen’ embossed on his notebook. It’s a constant reminder that excuses aren’t allowed and a reason to provide ‘only the best’.

 

 

 

 

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Next up, Bianca Mosca of London.  London entrepeneur Tim de Rosen, known here as @Sarkozy, discovered the 1940's couture icon while living in Paris, and resolved to resurrect her vision with products worthy of her name, through 100% ethically sourced alligator, and old-world manual craftsmanship.

 

 

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Things We Like, That You Should Too: Bianca Mosca

 

 

Haute couture. The term drips with the allure of runway collections and the designers who work the needle to evolve and challenge the boundaries of cloth. No matter their own leanings, all couturiers share one thing in common: vision.

In 1946 London fashion designer Bianca Mosca launched her own concept for women’s garments and accessories. Her untimely passing four years later cut short a brilliant career, until fellow Londoner Timothy de Rosen stumbled upon her work at the Paris Fashion Museum.

“I was able to tour the archives of all the greats: Lanvin, Vionnet, you name it,” recalls Tim. “Like them, Bianca Mosca was one of the few women who were able to take hold in the male-dominated world of high fashion.”

Galvanized by the visit, de Rosen and partner Leslie Kent relaunched Madame Mosca’s label, ending a near seventy-year hiatus. Through the late couturier’s vision, Bianca Mosca has a single goal: to create handmade alligator leather accessories with that lives up to couture and honors the visionary whose name is on every piece.

 

 

Quality begins with materials, and for this Tim stands by Madame Mosca’s only choice: alligator skin. All hides are farmed and tanned from Louisiana and are certified compliant with international regulations, guaranteeing world-class leather with little environmental impact.

From the American South, these leathers are sent to Bianca Mosca’s atelier in Paris, where master hands and careful apprentices take their time to achieve the closest thing to perfection. A single piece takes five to ten man hours.

At its current state, Bianca Mosca offers customizations to uphold the couture tradition in the Internet age. Made-to-order pieces on the site can be customized in leather and stitch color. For more adventurous clientele, the bespoke experience includes video conferencing and salpa mockups to explore and return with feedback.

 

As for their future, Timothy de Rosen has a vision, driven by an inspiration.

“This is the most exciting venture of my life. My goal is to expand Bianca Mosca into a substantial brand. Try other exotics, like ostrich and American bison. Open a physical shop and collaborate with other brands. But throughout, quality is priority one, two, and three. From responsible leather to the saddle stitch by hand. These keep Madame Mosca’s vision alive.”

 

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And last, if you're wondering why we're putting all these names, brands, families, and risk takers together for one day, our Editor in Chief Neil Watson has a few words to share.

 

 

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Why Would We do it?

 

So, why a popup you ask? Why would a collective group of men from such contrasting backgrounds come together with the sole purpose of opening a store, for a day, in New York City? Well, honestly, some said we couldn’t and we kind of enjoy proving people wrong. For the past two and a half years our tight knit group of 5 have dedicated ourselves to piecing the Art and Hustle brand together. We’ve toyed with a few ideas about what our company wanted to accomplish, but only a few have ever stuck. We finally came to one conclusion- create real experiences.

It’s a strange world working in the digital space trying to convey ideas about lived experiences, yet all we can do is show them on a screen. So, we made a book which became the compendium of all the things we wanted to talk about in that digital space, but just could not squeeze into 300 word paragraphs online. We wanted to reach our core demographic, in which we could shake hands and not just tap out responses over a computer, so we hosted a meet and great during a stay in NYC. Well, we wanted to put together a shop made up of brands we truly loved, so instead of putting that online, we said “hey, can we open a store?” The answer a year later was resoundingly yes.

The path we’re setting out for ourselves is one that takes a lot of comfort in failure. We’ve championed the ideas of taking risks in our book, so to not follow through on those words seemed pretty empty. If you truly believe that doing something will effect positive change, then why not trust that it will work out in the end? We wanted to be the pundits for clothing’s extension of one’s lived experiences, so then a store only seemed like the most fitting mouthpiece for that conversation. Michael Moskowitz (former Chief Curator of Ebay) once said that out of all the billions of things on this planet, the things we choose to purchase are indicative of the people we are. A day in NYC, where that purchasing power is funnelled into one place, for a distinct period of time, at its core, is essentially creating the story around who we are as a brand and who are following is from that narrative.

In sum, who do you want to be? Someone just behind the computer screen, or someone setting the stage for their own story? If you feel like being the former, then carry on, but if you enjoy the ideas of actually doing the things you read about, then come join us.

 

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We've had a lot of interest in the Chelsea boot preorder, so I've been sweating bullets about the samples arriving in time. Believe me: it was a huge relief when UPS appeared this morning. We've got a full set of samples (six suedes, three smooths, one piece in each size) and they look fantastic. I'm going to burn the midnight oil tonight with a studio shoot. 


Here's the first images so that you can see the overall shape. I'll be more than happy to nerd everyone out with details about the construction. Got a few videos about it too. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

^^ This particular leather is Auburn Couro Cromo. It's a Portuguese chrome-tanned steerhide that's similar to Horween's Chromexcel leather. It has a great pull-up effect and ages beautifully. 

 

The boots will be $275 for suede and $285 for Couro Cromo, respectively. It's a phenomenal value for the price and we're happy to offer this for the event! 

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We've had a lot of interest in the Chelsea boot preorder, so I've been sweating bullets about the samples arriving in time. Believe me: it was a huge relief when UPS appeared this morning. We've got a full set of samples (six suedes, three smooths, one piece in each size) and they look fantastic. I'm going to burn the midnight oil tonight with a studio shoot. 


Here's the first images so that you can see the overall shape. I'll be more than happy to nerd everyone out with details about the construction. Got a few videos about it too. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

^^ This particular leather is Auburn Couro Cromo. It's a Portuguese chrome-tanned steerhide that's similar to Horween's Chromexcel leather. It has a great pull-up effect and ages beautifully. 

 

The boots will be $275 for suede and $285 for Couro Cromo, respectively. It's a phenomenal value for the price and we're happy to offer this for the event! 

Please tell me that the natural horse (?) colored ones are a size 43, please?

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And last, if you're wondering why we're putting all these names, brands, families, and risk takers together for one day, our Editor in Chief Neil Watson has a few words to share.

Also, it's just gonna be a kick ass day to shop and have a drink while doing it.  Really happy to work wth you guys to make this thing a reality.

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Just so everyone who can't come can still participate, we are going to be live auctioning off this beautiful baby:

 

by J.P. Marcellino the day of the auction.  Starting 9 a.m. Eastern time and ending at 6:00 p.m Eastern time.  The bidding will start at $450, and all bids will be made right here on this thread.  If you are at the event proper, you are, of course, welcome to bid as well.

 

Some other vendors will be extending their trunk show specials online to those not able to make the event in person, but it will depend on the vendor.

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

I think that I will actually start this auction on Friday evening, just so that everyone knows....

 

You could end up with a really awesome bag at an awesome price.

 

Cheers,

 

Fok.

post #249 of 373
Just a reminder to pre-order your Bruce Boyer book. It jast takes a few moments. We won't be taking cash at the event. You must pre-order using this link. Thanks,

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Be sure and pre-order your copy of Bruce Boyer's book for the signing. Just go to this link http://www.styleforummarket.com/true-style-by-bruce-boyer-pick-up-copies-at-the-proper-kit-trunk-show/

There will be a limited number of copies available. Pre-orders guarantee a copy. Just show us your ID.


post #250 of 373
My contribution.


We will be debuting our newly developed Buday "P" last chukkas (seen here in green calf) and offering a very nice price accommodation for orders placed on Saturday (over a dozen leather suede combo's available):






Along with books from Fox/H&S/Bower Roebuck, we will have one off fabric cuts that you can use to make MTO/MTM some nice pants, like the ones below:










Shirts:









We will be reintroducing our popular wool/silk scarves from two seasons ago:









Visiting the sartorial Pope and need a travel suit?




Want to have 100+ SFer's give you their thumb?







We got you.


No promises, but a little birdy told me that voxsartoria will be dropping by my booth:




Also, my good SF friends will be on hand to both draw red wavy lines on your outifts and tell you why your outfit is not in good taste:




And in what may be the ultimate coup of the day, this gentleman might make an appearance at my booth so bring something for him to sign icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifbigstar[1].gif




Look forward to meeting everyone

post #251 of 373

Hello ladies and gents,

 

Chris here again.  Here's a quick story of Cobbler Union, from Atlanta and Spain.  The community here seems to really appreciate their shoes, but if you don't know them well, their mission is to reinvent the idea of luxury through bespoke-inspired footwear.

 

 

 

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Things We Like, That You Should Too: Cobbler Union

 

What’s in a name? In the world of business, it can mean the difference between a foot in the door and in the grave. In the world of luxury goods, it can mean decimal places.

There was a time when this was the price to pay for excellence. But when a bloated market skews the cost to quality ratio, a wake-up call is in order. For that, Cobbler Union is more than happy to oblige.

A brand hungry to tackle the façades of top-tier footwear began between friends Daniel Porcelli and Santiago Pereiro, who originally intended to enter the bespoke realm. There, they noticed that many hallmarks of a custom shoe came at a much closer attention to detail. Though it achieves a particular quality and aesthetic, it’s not wholly necessary for everyone.

A great pair of shoes can afford a man with a confidence to walk his world. Could, then, the average man attain a truly luxurious shoe, within a reasonably above-average budget? With the mentorship of master shoemaker Miquel Arenas Torres, a more perfect union was born.

When it comes down to it, Cobbler Union aims to build a beautiful pair upon the foundations of craftsmanship, authenticity, and quality. Gone are superfluous marketing schemes and inflated production quotas. Here, all shoes are small-batch and close range, employing twenty artisans to perform 220 artisanal operations. At the final step, a truly bespoke-inspired shoe is made, at a fraction of the bespoke price tag.

Recent years have seen a shift in the way the e-businesses operate, in which the direct-to-consumer method of sale is way for new brands to demonstrate value. While the terms “cutting out the middle man” and “pass savings onto the customer” is thrown around on boilerplates, it’s natural to guess what corners have been cut.

With Cobbler Union, the corners are impeccable, the heels are balanced, and the man in them clicks to a new tune.

 

 

 

 

post #252 of 373

Hey guys... just did a quick montage of our available Chelsea boot colors. 


Just a reminder: this is a preorder project that we'll launch at the event tomorrow. Pricing is $275 for suede and $285 for smooth steerhide. We'll take orders tomorrow for delivery around mid-March. Any orders placed tomorrow - either in-person or online - will receive a complimentary matching belt. These are all made in Portugal with natural crepe soles and blake-rapid construction. 

 

We'll give away two suede weekender bags alongside these. One of the first 50 pre-order customers at the event and one of the first 50 pre-order customers online with each win a weekender bag in their choice of suede. Gonna be great! 

 

post #253 of 373
I need more money for this event. Shit.
post #254 of 373
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

Just so everyone who can't come can still participate, we are going to be live auctioning off this beautiful baby:



by J.P. Marcellino the day of the auction.  Starting 9 a.m. Eastern time and ending at 6:00 p.m Eastern time.  The bidding will start at $450, and all bids will be made right here on this thread.  If you are at the event proper, you are, of course, welcome to bid as well.

Some other vendors will be extending their trunk show specials online to those not able to make the event in person, but it will depend on the vendor.

Cheers,

Fok.

Let's start. Who do I have wanting this for $450?

Cheers,

Fok.
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