The People of Liberty Fairs 2015

July 21st, 2015

What a week!! The team and I have been in NYC on a roller-coaster ride of menswear shenanigans.

First was the shows at New York Fashion Week: Men’s, the first time NYC has done a fashion week specifically for menswear. And it was a hot one. Next up we hooped in the Fall Classic Basketball Game and got the W for team Blind Barber, of course. And for the next three days we’re at Liberty Fairs, the premier menswear tradeshow, hosting the annual Articles of Style Gentleman’s Lounge. Yesterday we caught up with many of our East coast friends in the business, gave a select few a sneak-peek at our upcoming tailoring collection, and photographed our favorite Summer outfits at the show.

Here are some of the stylish gentleman that we had the pleasure of hanging with yesterday.

Jonathan Sigmon

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Jonathan is Allan Flusser‘s right hand man, which, I can imagine, is not an easy job. Jon knows his stuff when it comes to designing, measuring and fitting bespoke tailoring. He also has this relaxed East coast aesthetic that is casually tailored in a comfortable and natural way. Along with a soft shouldered jacket in a seasonal fabric, he’s also wearing some of our favorite mini-trends for summer; frayed denim, gladiator sandals, and a muted Hawaiian shirt.

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 Perkins Bien Aime

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Perkins, aka garcon a la mode, is a Beverly Hills based blogger that we met on the other side of the country. Clean, simple, tailored, seasonal – you know that’s right up our alley.

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Minn Hur

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Minn Hurr, aka the Soft Spoken Gangster, is one of the best tailoring designers in the game, in my opinion. His presentation at at NYFWM’s was one of our best of the week. Think classic tailoring with 1920’s gangster-inspired details, including pins on long pointed “Good Fellas” collars.

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Joe Kenneth

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Joe Kenneth is a poet, writer, and all around creative stylish guy. I’m loving this t-shirt, double-breasted waistcoat, and boater hat combo. Again, we can’t say enough about the “coolness” factor of casual tailoring. More on that soon…

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Matt Deckard

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Matt Deckard wears a lot of hats – literally and figuratively. He’s the Creative Director at Stetson, the classic American headwear brand. He’s a vault of knowledge when it comes to the history or menswear and the finer points of garment production. And, from what I hear, he’s an unbelievable swing dancer… “The girls go ccraaaazzzyyyy” our mutual friend (and badass motherf-cker) Ignacio Quiles told me yesterday.

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Matthew Karl Gale

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Matthew is a market researcher and product developer who specializes in the accessories category. He’s designed eyewear collections for brands such as Nautica and Sean John and has assisted with collections from Michael Kors and Nike, among others. As you’d expect, he showed up in some awesome accessories: perfectly fitting frames, a classic panama hat, a floral cotton summer tie, and some vintage novelty braces that just peak out under his tailored waistcoat.

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 Charley Marcuse

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Charley is a sales associate and buyer at the Claymore Shop – a menswear destination in Birmingham, Michigan. You know this guy takes his tailoring seriously if he’s wearing a double-breasted three-piece suit on a 93 degree day in NYC. In the name of all things classic menswear (and badass grooming), we had to show Old-World-Charley some love.

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Dan Trepanier

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This is me, after a long and hot day, in a wrinkled linen glenplaid suit, raw silk tie, and a pair of custom alligator shoes.

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Wes Dimagiba

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Wes came through to the show, in his signature band collar shirt and trim cut tailoring. He’s been training for a power lifting competition (he’s benching 300+ and deadlifting 500+), so he’s been starting to blow-out of his slim jackets a little…

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Monsieur Greg

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We were wrapping up our day and breaking down the photo studio when we saw Greg walking the show. We were a little distracted by the end of the day (the whiskey and pool table were already in full force), so unfortunately we didn’t get his last name… What we do know is that he’s got style. And an incredible hardcase + spectators combo. Well played, sir. (EDIT: Thanks to Julian in the comments we now know this is Greg Chapman, creative Director for H. W. Carter and Sons)

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Thanks, as always, for reading. Some great content coming up from Liberty & NYC!

Yours in style,

Dan Trepanier

Photography by Alex Crawford.

  • Shawn

    The HVRMINN guy is consistently one of the best dressed guy out there – I might be biaised by the fact that I love 1920-30’s gangster movies! On another note, this guy Charley Marcuse has one hell of a mustache!! I am in awe!

    And.. Wes DLing 500lbs+?! Who would’ve thought? good job man!

  • Julian
    • Alex Crawford

      Thanks Julian, the post has been updated.

  • Gazman

    You know you love your clothes when you wear all that clobber in 93 degrees heat and dripping humidity.

  • d4nimal

    I’ll take some Hvrminn anytime. Love that guy’s style

  • Stuart

    Love the blend of formal and casual with Joe Kenneth’s look.

  • Taran07

    I LOVE Jonathan Sigmon look. From head to toes.

  • TO

    Dan, that glenplain linen sample is so awesome- I love that it looks so business-like but business men looking will get thrown off by the charming wrinkles. So sharp. I wanna know the minute you can release the fabric options for your collection- I’m saving my pennies!

  • cam

    perkins would take my nomination

  • Ethan W.

    Hot damn, loving everyone’s looks! I need to make it out there someday.

    I love the return of the collar bar, but Min Hurr takes my vote as best dressed. Maybe I’m just biased because of the long spearpoint collar…

  • tommyjohn_45

    Great looks all around. Really wish I could have stuck around to see this in person! Something about the simplicity of Joe Kenneth’s look really catches my eye. Love it.
    All of these headwear pieces make me want to step my hat game up…

  • Miguel

    Very nice mix of style, a little bit for everyone.
    I prefer the outfits of Jonathan and Wes, it speaks of freshness in this hot NY weather.
    I also like the top part of Joe, like the white shirt-waistcoat combo.