Since founding The Hill-Side in the late aughts, brothers Emil and Sandy Corsillo have always seemed to carry themselves with the deliberate pace of a marathon runner. Everything began with a simple necktie, followed by a pocket square, and then a scarf, which soon blossomed into a full accessories collection which was largely based on interesting and unique fabrics. Itâ€™s a stepwise approach which has helped the Corsilloâ€™s steadily grow their business, without stepping out too far from that original square-end necktie.
Well all that is about to change. With the launch of a more complete clothing collection in Fall 2014, the brothers are essentially taking the Hill-Side into that pivotal four minute mile territory. What began with a tie will now include sport coats, shirts, hats, sneakers, wallets, bags, and pins, all made in the USA or Japan, and all cut from from the Hill-Sideâ€™s ever-growing assortment of off-kilter textiles. We instantly gravitated toward the jackets, which reminded us of a casual sack suit, juxtaposing a three-roll-two button stance, and open patch pockets, with a shorter cut and a removable throat latch.
Other standouts include the sneakers, which are produced in Japan and harken back to athletic shoes of the forties and fifties, as well as the pliable fedoras, all of which are adorned with a Hill-Side fabric band. Just like with that first tie, itâ€™s the Hill-Side’s signature mix of utility and wit that guides this collection, making for an impressive, yet natural next step for the Brotherâ€™s Corsillo. One can only wonder where things are headed next.