Joseph Abboud Opens First Store In NYC
Highlights of the S/S 2015 collection include beautiful linen suits, textured twill sport coats and cable knit cotton/linen blend sweaters.
Joseph Abboud announces the opening of its Flagship Store, located at 424 Madison Avenue inNew York City, the first under the umbrella of Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. The 4,300 square foot location was designed and styled collaboratively byJeffrey Hutchison& Associates and Joseph Abboud, and is reminiscent ofLondon’sSavile Row.
«It’s our commitment to dress men in the finest quality designer menswear in America so it was only natural to support the Joseph Abboud brand with its own retail store and expand that product offering», saidDoug Ewert, Men’s Wearhouse CEO. «Joseph Abboud sets a high standard of affordable luxury offering collections that have style, quality and enduring value. We’re excited to open the flagship store inManhattanand believe customers will appreciate both the environment and the merchandise within it».
The store encompasses the full breadth of Abboud’s designer collection including tailored clothing made of fine Italian fabrics, sportswear, outerwear, dress furnishings, footwear, Joseph Abboud Custom, and the new Joseph Abboud fragrance. This merchandise is also available online.
Highlights of the Spring/Summer 2015 collection include beautiful linen suits, textured twill sport coats, lightweight cotton sportswear jackets, and cable knit cotton/linen blend sweaters.The store features architectural details that complement the luxurious quality of the merchandise. Mixtures of menswear textile patterns in shades of sepia have been used throughout the store to complement Abboud’s collections.
Decorative elements are eclectic with a mixture of vintage, classic and modern pieces such as original hand-drawn charcoal fashion illustrations by renowned artistBill Rancitelliand a vintage terracotta bust, found by Abboud in a local antique shop inConnecticut. The store has an impressive fifteen foot ivory Venetian plaster vaulted ceiling, lit with brass and hand blown glass chandeliers. Abboud designed custom-made wing chairs; upholstered in his own gray chalk-stripe fabric and leather, trimmed with brass nail heads. Shoes are displayed on a striking art-deco inspired table made of tapered bronze with a deep chocolate shagreen top.
An iron staircase leads up to the Joseph Abboud Custom clothing experience, one of the highlights of the store. At the top of the mezzanine level, customers encounter a wall of over 250 of the finest Italian fabrics on oversized swatches displayed on specially-made bronze hooks. A custom specialist will help customers choose from options including suit silhouette, fabric, lining, pick stitching and functioning button holes.
Custom and tailored clothing is made in America by dedicated craftspeople at the Joseph Abboud factory inNew Bedford, Massachusetts. The factory has over 700 employees, making 1,200 suits per day, and supports the Joseph Abboud brand reputation for high quality, great value, and superior design.
Since the age of sixteen, Joseph Abboud has been passionate about fashion. He started his career in menswear at Louis ofBostonand later Polo Ralph Lauren. In 1987, Joseph Abboud launched his own eponymous label. Shortly after its debut, Abboud was accorded numerous honors including the distinction of being the only designer to have received the covetedMenswear Designer of the Yeartwice in a row (1989 & 1990) from theCouncil of Fashion Designers of America. Other awards and honors includeTheCutty Sark Award for Most Promising Menswear Designerin 1988, the firstWoolmark Award for Distinguished Fashionin 1989 and again in March of 1993.
Abboud joined Men’s Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) as its Chief Creative Director inDecember 2012. Abboud was reunited with his namesake brand inAugust 2013when Men’s Wearhouse acquired JA Holding Inc., the parent company of the celebrated American clothing brand, Joseph Abboud. Abboud re-launched his label, reestablishing the brand as a sophisticated modern-American lifestyle collection.