The People of Liberty Fairs, Part 1

January 21st, 2015

This week we’re live at Liberty Fairs – the premiere menswear tradeshow in NYC – hosting the “Articles of Style Gentleman’s Lounge”.

We’ve been shooting pool, pouring whiskeys, and documenting all of the stylish gentleman at the show – designers, buyers, editors, and menswear enthusiasts from all walks of life.

Here are some of our favorite looks from Day 1.

1. Yahdon Israel

One of our favorite looks from Day 1 comes courtesy of Yahdon Israel, blogger and contributor to TheNewInquiry.com. Yahdon is bringing a unique, contemporary twist to a number of classic menswear pieces (felt hat, tweed topcoat, crewneck sweater, slim raw denim).

2. OG Frans

You may recognize this suave gentleman from our profile last year. Frans Nieuwendam has worn a lot of hats, from upscale nightclub doorman and custom clothier to art collector and all-around East Village OG.

If you look close enough you’ll notice the subtle paisley pattern on these trousers, along with the thin tuxedo stripe.

3. Stephon Torrence

Stephon Torrence works in Public Relations for JockHall, specializing in creative brand experiences. His outfit here is it’s own type of creative experience, and we love everything about it; the colors, the textures, and the non-traditional shapes.

4. Seiji Akutsu

Seiji, who works with a cool up-and-coming Japanese brand called The Nerdys, is going All-American prep here in a corduroy 2-piece and some worn-in denim.

5. Ignacio Quilles

I absolutely love catching up with this guy. Chef, accessory designer, vintage collector, rule breaker, East Village icon. Ignacio is one of the coolest and most down to earth cats in the game. He showed up in a vintage bowler hat, vintage donegal tweed suit, harris tweed vest, and some of his signature old-school accessories.

6. T. Henry

Norwegian-based menswear designer T-Michael is one to watch. His own collection puts clever twists on clean minimal tailoring, and his work with hardcore outerwear brand Norwegian Rain is engineered to keep you dry in even the most extreme weather conditions.

7. Jason Andrew

Jason Andrew is a fellow Esquire’s Best Dressed Man nominee, and he proves why here in this awesome classic Americana mix. I love the high/low contrast of a white spread collar shirt and double-breasted blazer with a tartan plaid barncoat and worn-in jeans. Well played sir.

8. Matt Rho

Matt Rho of Richmond VA-based Shockoe Atelier has been flowing around the show in this awesome shawl/cardigan/poncho + denim on denim combo. Smooth.

9. Brian Erickson

Woolrich recently released a more contemporary version of their classic heritage brand called Woolrich White. Their booth stood out to us, mainly because of Brian’s perfectly on-brand look.

10. Sebastian Ramirez

Sebastain Ramirez, as recently featured here, recently left the crew at Alexander Nash to focus on his eyewear brand DiRocco full-time. With a badass tailored-biker look like this one, nobody can stop him.

Thanks, as always, for reading. If you’re at Liberty Fairs today (at Pier 94, NYC) stop by the Articles of Style Lounge and say hello!

Yours in style,

Dan Trepanier

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