There is a widely disseminated quote by Greek historian Thucydides that states “The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.”
Although Christopher Bates is firmly rooted in the reality of the Canadian fashion industry, he is, for all intents and purposes, a rare beast. One of this country’s celebrated menswear designers, Bates is the epitome of his West Coast roots, soft-spoken with a steely and suitably quiet determination.
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In fashion, as in life, you almost always get what you pay for. Yet, French menswear line Loding defies this truism with flare and refinement.
From his all-in-one showroom, office, and design studio on Broadway in Midtown Manhattan, Rogue menswear designer Jimmy Reilly captures the spirit of his clothing line in an iconic New York accent. “I’m a rock ’n’ roller,” he says.
After two decades at the helm of Hermès menswear, Véronique Nichanian has demonstrated unquestionable relevance, proving that behind every well-dressed man is a woman of taste.