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Some Things I Saw at an Apparel Trade Show (Part I)

Sep 4th, 2009 | Categories: Las Vegas, Style | by Michael Williams

I did the math, and this past week was my tenth trip to the desert for the apparel trade shows. Once you have been to Magic / Project / Capsule one time you are pretty much good for the rest of your life. So needless to say going ten times is aggressive. That said, I do enjoy seeing old friends and making new ones while surrounded by senior citizens blowing their Social Security checks at the slots. Since my pain is your pleasure I have good news and bad news for you. The good news: below are some of the fun things that I saw this past week. The bad news: most of this stuff won’t be available for until next spring.

Shoes from SeaVees.





A new collection for SS10 from military outerwear giant Alpha Industries. (Full disclosure, Alpha is a P+W client.)



Steven Alan wovens, selvage scarves, over-dyed shirts and ties.


Chambray color options, me wants.






Selectism / Highsnobiety man about town Mr. Jeff Carvalho


Some tasty goods from Ohio based Relwen.






Leather boots from the folks at Cole, Rood & Haan Co. (Full disclosure, well, I think that is pretty obvious.)


More to come…

Comments: 15

15 Comments to “Some Things I Saw at an Apparel Trade Show (Part I)”

  1. Chris
    on Sep 4th, 2009
    @ 2:26 PM

    I want it all. Absolutely stunning.

  2. Christina Phillis
    on Sep 4th, 2009
    @ 3:26 PM

    Ha, I work for a publication that is produced by the same company as Magic. I never get to go, though! And I don’t have any connections on that side of the company. Damn.

  3. clintow
    on Sep 4th, 2009
    @ 3:47 PM

    Selvedge ties, handkerchiefs (a la hillside) and now scarves are frankly taking this whole selvedge trend way way way too far.

  4. Troy H
    on Sep 4th, 2009
    @ 5:32 PM

    Man Relwen looks really sharp – I’m not familiar with the brand, but according to the website its carried at Len Druskin in Minneapolis – just across the street from my office.

    Will have to check it out!

  5. roseskunk
    on Sep 4th, 2009
    @ 6:49 PM

    i could use a rubber boot full of scotch about now.

  6. Jack
    on Sep 4th, 2009
    @ 7:13 PM

    Those Steven Allen shirts are available now… In fact, I’m wearing the grey one.

  7. mordechai
    on Sep 4th, 2009
    @ 10:45 PM

    boots and that low top suede desert boot are dope. end of story

  8. Jack
    on Sep 5th, 2009
    @ 1:07 PM

    Some great collections, I wish I could’ve gone but I had class and it’s still around 9 hours roadtrip. Another time!

  9. Jon Gaffney
    on Sep 5th, 2009
    @ 2:48 PM

    Digging that reddish Steven Allen shirt, is it Oxford or Chambray?

  10. Sean S.
    on Sep 5th, 2009
    @ 3:21 PM

    Where are SeaVee’s manufactured?

  11. BP
    on Sep 5th, 2009
    @ 5:24 PM

    the illest steven alan shirt

  12. BT
    on Sep 7th, 2009
    @ 2:24 AM

    Seriously? Button snaps are played out. You must be a hipster.

  13. Michelle
    on Sep 7th, 2009
    @ 12:08 PM

    Alpha is totally different. It looks amazing.

  14. B
    on Sep 7th, 2009
    @ 2:35 PM

    Hating on hipsters is played out.

  15. Michael Williams
    on Sep 7th, 2009
    @ 11:09 PM

    Sean S. — SeaVees are made in the land of China. —ACL