Whisky And Menswear Have Finally Moved In Together
The Glenfiddich and Magasin co-founder Josh Peskowitz join forces with a few top-notch brands for the "Wardrobe XXI" project.
BY Scott Christian | Oct 29, 2016 | Fashion
Right now we're at an interesting point in menswear where classic ideas of tailoring are beginning to share space with a more progressive and adventurous approach to men's style. Traditional suits and brogues are giving way to unstructured jackets and modernised riffs on the Chelsea boot. And nowhere is this more apparent than with Wardrobe XXI, a new menswear collaboration between Magasin's Josh Peskowitz and the legendary Scotch maker Glenfiddich.
"As a Scotch whisky drinker, I was thrilled when Glenfiddich asked me to work on this project," says Peskowitz, who curated the collection. "The idea was to create clothing, specifically one look, that represented where men's clothing was going, while paying homage to the traditions."
Glenfiddich Wardrobe XXI includes a pair of handmade boots by New York brand Feit, a cashmere popover shirt by Hamilton, an unstructured Tartan suit by Japanese brand Camoshita United Arrows, and an unstructured coat in Scottish tweed from London-based E. Tautz. All of the pieces mix aspects of traditional tailoring—like colour, pattern, and craftsmanship—with more progressive and experimental ideas of shape, cut, and fabrication.
"Just because you appreciate history doesn't mean you're stuck in the past, and the clothes represent that," says Peskowitz. The collection, along with interviews with the men and women who inspired it, can be viewed at glenfiddich.com.
Only 21 pieces of each item are available for sale exclusively at Magasin in LA, Gentry in New York, FortyFiveTen in Dallas, Meyvn in Chicago, and Alchemist in Miami. Even as far as limited editions go, that's pretty damn limited, so you'd better hurry.
In the meantime, though, you can probably spare four minutes to watch this video:
From: Esquire US