Street Style: At the MRKT Menswear Show

July 23rd, 2013

It’s tradeshow time in NYC, a busy week for menswear brands, buyers, and bloggers.

Alex and I attended opening day of MRKT, a three-day international menswear show where hundreds of brands (from up-and-comers like Post-Imperial and Buckley Denim to established brands like Barbour and Allen Edmonds) gather in NYC’s Javits center to showcase next year’s goods.

Thousand of people from more than 50 countries and every side of the menswear business come to check out MRKET. Designers are showcasing their S/S 2014 product hoping for store orders and press coverage. Buyers are looking for cool new brands and products to add to their line-ups. Editors and bloggers are scouting for upcoming trends and fashion stories. And Alex and I? We come to document the personal style at the show. MRKT NYC is known for their tailoredwear presence, and is therefore a haven for classic All-American style.

Here’s what we found. Feel free to leave any comments at the bottom of the post!


1. Shades of Red


This young gentleman, representing M. de Phocas accessories, knows a thing or two mixing tones. If you looked closely, his lapel pin is a fried egg – one of many quirky stickpins in their collection.

2. Best Dressed Photog in the Game?


I’ve come across my fair share of well-dressed photographers, but this guy is really bringing it with his shades of blue. Note the linen pencil stripe shirt, super-subtle paisley tie, and beautiful “bowed” peak lapels on that DB jacket.


3. Beat-Up Good


The best part about this tonal look: vintage monks he picked up for $10…completely beat-up and never looked better.


4. Summer DB


I love a double-breasted summer blazer, especially one that fits this well. Notice the soft shoulders, patch pockets, and mother of pearl buttons. The crinkling at the sleeve also hints to the lightness of the fabric.

5. Familiar Faces


Had to show love to our friend Niyi, showcasing his new accessories line Post-Imperial.

6. Summer Denim


That’s the shade of lightweight summer jean I was talking about! Great outfit all around…greys and browns are a fantastic masculine combo.

7. Suit & Sneaks


This guy was looking smooth dressed-down in a washed cotton summer suit. Very graceful for a guy who must have been at least 6’5″.

8. Modern Retro


Ed Shaikh of Hadleigh’s, a man of refined taste and beautiful shoes, keeps it simple and chic with some retro frames.

9. All American Boys


These guys know a thing or two about classic American tailoring. Seersucker, off-white linen, suede bucks, gingham shirt, knit tie, O-ring belt… Got it down to a science.

10. The Man Behind Scarpe di Bianco


Our friend Bill White of Scarpe di Bianco keeping it simple and showing off his handmade suede slip-ons, among many other beautiful pairs.

11. Business Relations


A couple industry veterans share a laugh. Just another day at the office.

12. Against the grain


This guy is no style rookie…could this possibly make you rethink the age-old rule against socks & sandals?!

13. Crispy Clean


Perhaps another case for the white suit?

14. Southern Gentleman


I’m not actually sure if this gentleman is a Southerner, but he’s got the look down. Down to the orange eyeglass temples to match his orange tie.

15. Tilt ‘tude


The soft spoken creative mind behind the street style blog Guerreisms has got some serious swag, as you can see from his retro polo and perfectly-tilted panama hat.

16. Nothing but a G Thing


Had to save this guy for last, since I’m not sure anybody else can make a blue blazer and khakis look this cool. Extra points for the round tortoise frames, paisley ascot, madras pocket square and crocodile loafers.



Thanks, as always, for reading and special thanks to MRKET for having us.

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Yours in style,

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