It’s all good and well, me spouting on about how great this is or how wonderful that is, but sometimes you need to hear from the proverbial horse’s mouth. So as Autumn is pretty much upon us, no point in denying its onset any longer, we seek the counsel of three of the leading menswear buying experts around.
In the second of this season’s “Ask the experts” we sort the answer to the age old dilemma of “What brand are you most excited about for Autumn 2019?”
“We’ve been really excited about bringing-on Reese Cooper, one of the latest brands to launch on MR PORTER. After meeting Reese and seeing the FW19 collection back in January, I instantly wanted to introduce the brand to MR PORTER’s global audience. It’s quite rare to find a new designer with a collection that appeals to a broad age range; I can see younger guys wearing his tee’s to a slightly older customer wearing his high-quality plaid shirts or outwear pieces. The brand is also uninfluenced by trends or by what other dominant brands are doing.”
George Archer, Buyer, MRPORTER.com
“ Bellerose we (and our customers) are loving this brand at the moment. Based in Antwerp they have a real knack of producing timeless pieces which are also pretty on trend too. Chore Jackets & soft corduroy over shirts are particular highlights this season.”
Pete Parry, Founder and Owner – Steranko
“It would have to be Noon Goons – the LA-based streetwear brand, which draws on movements including surf, skate, punk and hip-hop culture. The A/W collection includes easy-to-wear slogan sweatshirts, window-pane check shirts and a statement tiger-print jacquard cardigan – perfect for revamping cold-weather wardrobes.”
Damien Paul’s (Head of Menswear, MATCHESFASHION.COM)