NEW YORK, Aug 31, 2008 / FW/ — A first for Lord & Taylor’s 182-year history, the iconic retailer is launching its exclusive menswear line Black Brown 1826 via its store windows.
“We are so proud of Black Brown 1826 that we will showcase it during New York’s Fashion Week,” Jane Elfers, President and CEO of Lord and Taylor said. “This is a first for the store but we wanted the entire industry to see how fabulous the collection is.”
Created by celebrated fashion designer Joseph Abboud, Black Brown 1826 is a modern lifestyle collection inspired in classic Americana but with elements for the modern man. The very unusual name was derived from the year Lord and Taylor was founded (1826) and because black and brown are representative of great men’s colors: street smart and country wise.
Black Brown 1826 features of full line of menswear and furnishings. The Collection Sportswear offers patterns like glen plaid, Scottish fairisles and houndstooth checks and it includes sweaters, sport shirts, knitwear, pants and outerwear.
In furnishings the offerings include dress shirts, neckwear, belts, pajamas, and hosiery.
Tailored Clothing consists of suits, sportcoats, blazers, trousers and topcoats.
Outerwear includes wool jackets and coats as well as nylon jackets while mufflers and gloves are offered as Cold Weather Accessories. Black and Brown 1826 also offers Menswear Classics, a compilation of the wardrobe essentials that should be found in every man’s closet, timeless American styles as khaki pants, navy blazers, Oxford shirts and Argyle socks, among others.
A selection from Black Brown 1826 Fall collection will be shown on exclusive metallic mannequins from Ralph Pucci, among furniture and accessory pieces from Tucker Robbins.
Web site: http://www.blackbrown.com/
Photo courtesy of Lord and Taylor