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Shopping Project Wooster

Aug 25th, 2011 | Categories: Las Vegas, Menswear | by Michael Williams

By the time the trade show circuit rotates to Las Vegas you basically feel like you’ve seen everything you could possibly see. After going to so many shows you sort of feel uninspired and unmotivated, even though you are seeing clothes that won’t be available to buy for months. Thankfully, Nick Wooster took it upon himself to inject a little excitement and a little Pitti into this most recent Project Las Vegas with his directional Project Wooster. The special section culled together 32 different menswear brands in what felt — enjoyably — much more like an actual shop than a trade show. Wooster merchandised established brands like Isaia, Boglioli, Mackintosh and Levi’s Vintage Clothing with new collections from Raif Adelberg and Todd Snyder to create an interesting mix of tailored and casual menswear. It is definitely — in my opinion — the precise direction men’s style / retail is headed.

Hats off to Wooster for giving people a reason to be inspired, to discover some unexpected things and to meet some new people along the way; especially this late in the trade show process. It should also be said that Wooster himself is quiet and humble in person. I don’t know many men more deserving of praise than him. To me, this all goes back to wanting to see good things happen to good people, and Project Wooster definitely fits that bill.

Above: Mr. Nickelson Wooster

Above: Looks from Todd Synder SS12

Above: Another Todd Snyder look.

Above: Boglioli SS12

Above: More Boglioli

Above: Wolsey. Founded in 1755, it claims to be the oldest clothing brand in the world.

Above: More Wolsey

Above: Nigel Cabourn SS12

Above: Levi’s Vintage Clothing minis. (FYI, Levi’s is a client of Paul + Williams)

Above: Raif Adelberg SS12. Insanely awesome cashmere knits.

Above: More Raif Adelberg

Comments: 13

13 Comments to “Shopping Project Wooster”

  1. Larry
    on Aug 25th, 2011
    @ 4:23 PM

    Raif Adelberg.. the dude abides.

  2. WilliamYan.com
    on Aug 25th, 2011
    @ 11:15 PM

    Good job Mike!

  3. Things Is Cool
    on Aug 26th, 2011
    @ 2:47 AM

    Loving the Wolsey pieces pictured.

  4. Lorenzo
    on Aug 26th, 2011
    @ 6:36 AM

    When you know you’re gonna be under the street-style spotlight, you almost inevitably end up dressed up as some sort of “fashion clown”, no offense meant. The selection he made seems to reflect the same spirit.

  5. Elmstreet
    on Aug 26th, 2011
    @ 10:12 AM

    Uhm Lorenzo, we all read the NYTimes article too.
    Nice stuff. Sweater looks real nice, I think I can find the same thing at Bobby’s from Boston.

  6. Makaga
    on Aug 26th, 2011
    @ 1:14 PM

    Thanks for posting!

  7. mat buckets
    on Aug 26th, 2011
    @ 5:18 PM

    ive seen the video he did for this too, great stuff. the NC block shirt looks wicked

  8. Ray Hull
    on Aug 26th, 2011
    @ 5:39 PM

    “Hats off to Wooster” Would a bowler on top of that out fit be too much?

  9. KENYAN
    on Aug 26th, 2011
    @ 11:19 PM

    Mister Williams,

    I 2nd ” Thanks for posting…..! “.

    K

  10. artis4fashion
    on Aug 28th, 2011
    @ 1:38 AM

    I love Mr. Woosters style! Sooooo cool and unique! Thx for sharing! Michaela

  11. ERICDAVIS
    on Aug 29th, 2011
    @ 2:02 AM

    WOOST THERE IT IS!

  12. CecilB
    on Aug 29th, 2011
    @ 10:18 PM

    Project Wooster looks fresh and exciting. However on first glance Toddy Synder pieces look curiously identical what he did at J.Crew. Shouldn’t this be an opportunity to say something new and perhaps exciting?

  13. uno mas
    on Sep 14th, 2011
    @ 8:42 AM

    raif adelberg is a biggest douchebag in canada. all he does is suck everyshop owners ass so, he can be associated with them. screw rich kids