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

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

    Chris on September 4, 2009 2:26 PM:

    I want it all. Absolutely stunning.

    Christina Phillis on September 4, 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.

    clintow on September 4, 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.

    Troy H on September 4, 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!

    roseskunk on September 4, 2009 6:49 PM:

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

    Jack on September 4, 2009 7:13 PM:

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

    mordechai on September 4, 2009 10:45 PM:

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

    Jack on September 5, 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!

    Jon Gaffney on September 5, 2009 2:48 PM:

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

    Sean S. on September 5, 2009 3:21 PM:

    Where are SeaVee’s manufactured?

    BP on September 5, 2009 5:24 PM:

    the illest steven alan shirt

    BT on September 7, 2009 2:24 AM:

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

    Michelle on September 7, 2009 12:08 PM:

    Alpha is totally different. It looks amazing.

    B on September 7, 2009 2:35 PM:

    Hating on hipsters is played out.

    Michael Williams on September 7, 2009 11:09 PM:

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

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