It’s menswear market week here in New York, and yesterday I met with several brands at a small trade show held at the Park Lane Hotel. Among the regular attendees are two friends and colleagues of Ivy Style, Crittenden and R. Hanauer (otherwise known as bowties.com).
Both are from the South — Hanauer hails from South Carolina and “Critt” from Kentucky — and both brands exhibited a combination of Southern trad and classic English style.
Randall Hanauer Jr. — age 30 or so — was more formal than usual in double-breasted navy suit and horizontal striped shirt. But this was juxtaposed to his usual casual accessories: a bright bow tie and a Timex on a striped band.
And of course the Hanauer collection was full of classic club and rep motifs in a bright range of colors.
This fellow is Zach, who works for Crittenden (apologies for the bad photo). You see the same basic approach: grey flannels, English-style tweed jacket with ticket pocket, plus fun socks and bit loafers.
And here are a couple of Crittenden’s mannequins:
As for the patriarch Critt, who’s well into his seventies and whose career includes leadership roles at Ralph Lauren and Norman Hilton, he was wearing grey flannels, sporty socks, and, well, you can see. — CC