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Stylist Patricia poses in the front of the PROJECT SHOW January 19-21, 2015 at the Javits Center in NYC Article and Photos by Stylist Patricia Parenti
FRACAP handmade men's shoes and boots in a company owned factory that originated in 1908 (which is a rarity these days) in Puglia, Italy. The collection is all leather sourced from Florence, Italy for casual and street fashion and uses Goodyear welting. This collection is so beautiful and well made you would hate to wear the boots as work-boots but the salesman told me they were strong enough to be used for that purpose. I think these boots would compliment jeans or khakis very nicely. To find out where to buy www.fracap.it. ; Retail prices $150.00-$250.00 which is reasonable since these shoes and boots would probably last you a very long time presuming that took care of them.
ONIA is a collection of swim wear consisting of matching trunks and shirts for men. Boy would I love to see all men dressed like this again and not just my vintage friends that dress like this now. The company was started in 2009 with just swim wear and has developed in a lifestyle brand consisting of polos, henleys and linens in color palates that coordinate with each each other. Their specialty is the beautiful prints that are from Liberty of London. Other fabrics that they use are Turkish linens, Spanish stripes, and some prints that they design in house. Attention to detail and fit is what makes this collection special. Speaking of fit "this is not your fathers or grandfathers baggy trunks or super over sized shirts." Recently launched were coordinating footwear, towels and beach accessories so that no matter what shape your in you'll look handsome and pulled together on the beach or by the pool. You can buy this line at Bloomingdales, Saks, and Lane Crawford Department Stores. For more information and prices go to www.onia.com.
YAKA NEW YORK LLC has come up with a new way to wear your dress shirts men. The company takes one shirt body which you can wear plain for it has a band collar BUT gives you three interchangeable collars to make the shirt take on 3 completely different looks. Collars are attached with buttons to the shirt bodies for easy interchangeable looks as seen in the first 3 photos above and all collars fit all shirts. Fabrics are poplin in 97% cotton with 3% Lycra and are made in Turkey. Hey disco boys take notice of the last two photos that show new looks to wear with your jeans when your stepping out at night. Since I'm so tired of seeing guys out at night in NYC with check button down shirts or polo shirts that I'm hoping they will read my write up about this company and take heed about this new trend I'm pushing. As the company slogan goes "Change your collar change yourself." Guys you better grab these shirts while they are hot because the collection changes each season. Retail prices $195.00-$225.00. To buy these kool shirts www.yakany.com
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Article and Photos by Stylist Patricia Parenti