Thursday, September 18, 2008
HICKEY FREEMAN-MENSWEAR SPRING ‘09
A MADE IN THE USA LABEL THAT’S “COOL”
September 4th, 2008- 111 Broadway, NYC
Words, Images by Judith Ecochard and courtesy of Hickey Style website.
Clean-cut tailoring, infused with a “renegade Americana spirit” was the order of the day for the handsome Spring ’09 collection presented at the spacious downtown Hickey Freeman store.
The label is geared towards the customer “who gets it but misses the traditional…” according to the dapper lead designer, Aaron Levine.
Luckily for us, we got to chat with Levine for an insider’s preview of these well made separates and suits-some of which fall into the stylish ‘hickey’ line.
To start off with, Levine noted the slimmer silhouette for jackets, the staple in any man’s wardrobe.
“We’ve changed the shoulder. We’ve toyed with it optically …with a naturally rolled shoulder that sits on top and looks slimmer, elegant-and is more comfortable.”
Other fashion twitches include shorter pants, or a “dead Englishman, old country gentleman look that hits at the ankle.”
We think most guys we know won’t wear their pants this length…but Hickey-Freeman’s pants are unfinished anyway, so to each his own.
Other winning looks include a military inspired Teflon coated but super soft, hi twisted cotton Trench coat with grosgrain trim, removable lining, and reverse pleats (no vents) on the back (pictured up top).
Fabrics used by H.F. are exceptional. One look we love that “ captures Fall and brings it into Spring,” –is a wide whale cord jacket that’s deftly tailored into a versatile and unbelievably lightweight jacket.
Details that matter like seersucker accents and a watch pocket are the polished touches that any guy will appreciate.
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