SOCIETY FOR INTERNATIONAL MENSWEAR
Is all about traditional menswear for the Fall/Winter 2023 season. The show took place at The Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC on January 22- 23, 2023. This tradeshow was geared toward high end clothing stores and websites. Many of the brands shown came from Europe but there were high end American brands also. Navy seems like it is the new color going forward. As far as silhouettes are concerned, pants are newest if they are high waisted and have full legs. Another style that seemed to be prominent is the carrot shape leg with cuffed hems. Hats are a big accessory for fall in either small felt fedoras or wool newsboy caps.
A brand of leather accessories for men and women founded in 1913 and made in the mountains of Italy. The company use to manufacture items for major designers but then in the 21 Century they made the business a brand of their own. This is such high-quality line of belts, bracelets, and bags that if you take care of them properly you will have them for many years to come and maybe be able to hand them down to your children. The belts are made of woven leather that stretches or woven viscose that stretches also. All belts have leather at both edges and high-quality shinny buckles. Lots of brown and blue tones to pick from. Price range is $70.00 – $100.00. Men’s bracelets are also made in the same fabrications as the belts and have a metal clasp that pulls apart. Sizes XS – XL and priced at $44.00 – $100.00 depending on if it is viscose or leather.
What attracted me to this collection was the braided leather business bags. They have a handle on the side to hold on to and handle on the back to slide over the handle of your rolling suitcase for travel. The front is braided but the back is of plain heavy leather. The bags zipped on the top and had zippers were of the highest quality shiny silver tone metal. The photo above is of the back of the bags to show how practical they are for travel. Matching fabric lining in cotton and denim with large inside pockets too. They are priced at $700.00 – $950.00. These are bags to hold all your papers when you travel for business. Matching leather business card cases and billfolds are available too. Colors are navy/Bordeaux, chocolate and medium brown, electric blue/navy, black/grey. Other items made by this company are braided leather pillows, I Phone holders, key chain throbs, makeup bags and women’s wallets.
This was Ayana the founder and owner’s first time showing at this tradeshow and here she is holding up pieces from her collection in the photos. Her collection is about pieces to wear from day to night and very detail oriented. Look at the photos closely and see that the shirts have asymmetrical details in the cuffs with ¾ sleeves. The sweaters are all lightweight, made in Peru of cotton and alpaca blend in a honeycomb pattern. I love the genuine wood toggle buttons on these sweaters with the asymmetrical front detailing. Some other detailing on the sweaters are shawl collars and cable fronts. Colors are wine and cream with a retail of $364.00 and they are sized S – 3X. They are perfect to travel with too many different climates in one trip. Pants are high waisted, have a self-belt waist and have alternating stripe patterns in them. Sized 30 – 42 with a 33 inseam and are priced at $230.00. Shirts and pants are made in 100% cotton blend.
To buy the collection WWW.AMALINECOLLECTIONS.COM
This collection was founded in 1982 as a skiwear brand that evolved into a golf wear brand also. One of the founders Peter Erlacher was a competitor skier on the Italian International ski team so that definitely makes him an authority on skiwear. Everything is made in Europe so it is of high quality but the prints are designed in house. Look at the print on the vest and it’s a print of the Island of Venice. The sweater print is of a Venetian Lagoon so this line of clothing is really all about the country of Italy. It took 19 different technologies to make this collection geared towards outdoor performance sports. The pants have a 4 way stretch in a calvary twill fabric which make them perfect for any outdoor sport. Other styles are polos, zip pullover sweaters, full zip jackets and a puffer vest. Because of the wind and water proofing treatments these are the perfect jackets to wear for outdoor sports. Priced from $250.00 – $600.00. Sizes XS – 3X for tops and bottoms sizes 30 – 42. They also make women’s clothing but since this is a men’s tradeshow, I’m not featuring that collection. Because my brother Anthony John Parenti is such an avid skier and golfer I am dedicating this collection to him. WWW.CHERVOUSA.COM