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1. What is the inspiration behind Burkman Brothers?
Our love of travel bears a strong influence in the Burkman Bros collection. Each season we travel to a new and different destination in the world which serves as inspiration for the collection. We love to really get into the heart of a place, to find out what makes a destination special. We often seek out vintage and local textiles, as we incorporate these various prints and fabric treatments into our collection. Burkman Bros fuses a casual American sensibility with a well-traveled point of view. Our bold prints, original bespoke fabrics and classic menswear essentials emphasize originality, style, comfort and ease.
2. How involved are you guys in the creative process?
We are wholeheartedly involved. The brand would not exist if we were not.
3. What do you see for the future of Burkman Brothers?
Our brand is lifestyle-driven. For example, we’d love to develop an amazing accessories collection – bags, sunglasses, footwear etc…
4. We hear that you guys are world travelers. What is your favorite place to go, and what inspired you there?
We just returned from Bangkok. We love Bangkok because it is a bustling city that is a bold mix of the exotic and the familiar, the old and the new, the discovered and the yet-to-be found. Bangkok has all of the elements that made for a remarkable inspiration trip.
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Parisian born Jerome Dahan ventured out to LA in 1981 where he discovered his talent for design. Through the years of working at various denim companies, he searched for something he felt was missing. In addition to the fits, fabrics and washes he wanted to recreate the market and develop the story for the next generation of jean wearers. Jerome conceived the idea that became Seven For All Mankind, a brand that would change the industry.
At Seven, Jerome introduced a new fit that was described as “a sexy universal jean”. He also introduced a new generation of denim fabrics: multi-counts from Candiani and a comfort stretch from Kaihara that allow the jeans to feel and look authentic. However, “no matter how great an idea may be, without the right team and support around you, you will not achieve your goal.” (more…)
Cashmere is one of the best and practical gifts to give a guy this holiday season. Why? It’s stylish, keeps us warm and is nicer looking than a sports hoodie. Plus, cashmere is versatile and can be worn dressed up or more casual. Take a peek at a few of our favorite cashmere pieces. (more…)
It’s pretty rare these days for someone to still be using a non-touchscreen phone or device. However, for the majority of us up-to-date with the technology of 2012, you know how annoying it is once winter hits and you have to quickly type out a text before your fingers freeze off. (more…)
It’s no surprise that when the temperature starts to drop and the afternoon turns dark, we all tend to feel a little blue. Luckily, we have the cure.
Great for layering, the Penfield Outback Suiting Vest, which is also a best seller, is an awesome addition to your wardrobe. It’s versatile and neutral in color so it will go with practically anything, and it’s sure to keep you warm. Layer it with a Hartford Sherpa Lined Hoodie that’s super comfortable and lined with fleece.
Need more to get you out of your cold weather blues? Try graphic tees from Tailgate Clothing Co. that are great for every day wear, layering and comfort. Want even more? Rag & Bone/JEAN has amazing basics that are perfect for your wardrobe like the Flame Jersey Short Sleeve Crew Tee or the Combo Raglan.
Who says colored denim is just for the girls? Spruce up your wardrobe with colored denim and stand out from the crowd like Shia LaBeouf. You’ll be sure to get noticed more in a pair of washed-out red than your worn-in classics.
According to GQ, these jeans “cling close in a way that doesn’t feel suffocating” and the mid-weight fabric makes this pair wearable right from the start. Plus, they are awesome for any season. Shia LaBeouf was seen rockin’ a pair of these on late-night talkshow Chelsea Lately.
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