Racked Dealfeed: Billy Reid, Steven Alan, Oak and More
Oak Deal: 30% off edgy men's and women's clothing, as well as assorted accessories. Sale goes to 40% off on July 4th, then increases to 50% off later in the month. When/Where: Thursday, June 23rd through Friday, July 22nd. Mon—Sat 11am—8pm, Sun 11am—7pm. 28 Bond Street between Lafayette St and Bowery (212-677-1293) Link: www.oaknyc.com Ends: Friday, 22 Jul 2011 Tim Hamilton, Tom Scott Deal: 60% to 70% off men's and women's apparel plus footwear. When/Where: Thursday, July 21st to Saturday, July 23rd. Thurs—Fri 9:30am—7pm, Sat 11am—5pm. 508-526 West 26th St between 10th and 11th Aves, fifth floor, suite 5B (917-355-4517) Link: www.timhamilton.com, www.tomscottnyc.com Ends: Saturday, 23 Jul 2011 Billy Reid Deal: Up to 75% off men's and women's outerwear, suiting, knits, shirting, accessories, and dresses. Also, get deals on Earnest Sewn and Oliver Rayn. When/Where: Wednesday, July 20 through Sunday, July 24. Wed—Sat 10:30am—7pm; Sun 10:30am—6pm. Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave between 15th and 16th Sts (no phone) Link: www.billyreid.com Ends: Sunday, 24 Jul 2011
Racked Dealfeed: Court, Tim Hamilton and Still Life
Court Fall Accessories Sale Deal: 30% off jewelry from Pamela Love, BiJules, and Bliss Lau, plus 30% off sunglasses from Grey Ant and Claw Money When/Where: Thursday, September 30, noon—8pm. 178 Mulberry St between Broome and Kenmare Sts (212-925-1022) Tim Hamilton Deal: Markdowns on edgy pieces for men and women. Included shoes and the menswear archive collection Tim Hamilton Redux. When/Where: Friday, October 1 through Sunday, October 3. Fri—Sat 11am—6pm, Sun noon—6pm. 526 W. 26th St between Tenth and Eleventh Aves, fifth floor, suite 5B (no phone) Still Life Deal: 40% to 60% off summer hats When/Where: Through Tuesday, October 5. Daily 12pm—7pm. 77 Orchard St between Grand and Broome Sts (212-575-9704)
Menswear Review: Rag & Bone and Tim Hamilton
If there was a men's highlight to Friday of Fashion Week (next to Hamish Bowles’s duet with Cheyenne Jackson—with Anna Wintour looking on—at The Rug Company’s Fashion’s Night Out event), it was the Rag & Bone show. Everyone was in attendance, and on the edge of their seats. The results were mixed. David Neville and Marcus Wainwright have moved past the punky downtown and more towards this year’s ubiquitous obsession: workwear. I’ve always seen Rag & Bone as the uniform for bartenders at speakeasies, but not longer—you might do a double take over your gimlet poured by a mixologist in a pair of Japanese denim overalls. That’s right, overalls! Raw indigo denim overalls, to be specific. And the salute to John Henry was just beginning: raw indigo denim chambrays, coats, dungarees, and a poncho followed. Yet the stronger pieces had nothing to do with denim, like the black and white wool and silk herringbone engine jacket and matching trousers, and a red silk blazer. Staying true to its simple and streamlined roots, Rag & Bone is moving forward in some surprising, and sometimes satisfying directions. If I’m not totally on board, I’ll be interested to see where this train is headed. And while Rag & Bone got a little rough and tumble, Tim Hamilton Redux celebrated something closer to rough trade in a collection that was tough, grungy and at the same time soft and taciturn.