Faconnable was born in 1950 in tailor Jean Goldberg's small shop off Rue Paradis, a few blocks from the coastline of Nice, France. Once popular as a purveyor of tuxedos for Hollywood stars attending the Cannes Film Festival, the brand is still renowned for its smartly cut, continental-flavored men's clothing — plus the knack for color and elegance that Jean’s son Albert brought to the table when he took over the company in 1961. After launching a Paris boutique, Faconnable came to the States in 1988 thanks to Nordstrom, which later bought the brand. Despite its change in ownership, Façonnable has remained true to its origins with sharp construction and trend-transcending designs. The label isn't afraid to innovate and experiment — launching a women's line in 1995 and concocting new styles such as the nautical-themed “downtown fisherman” and “Englishman in Grasse” (a sartorial synthesis of cashmere, suede, and plaid cotton). Tailored denim oxfords, classic fit linen sport shirts, lightweight microfiber jackets, and hybrid swim trunks in brilliant colors reflect Façonnable's impressive range, which covers styles ranging from sporty to elegantly chic.
A wide-ranging survey of Façonnable's offerings, this sales features a beautifully lined pin striped wool fleece blazer, a modern cashmere zip-up sweater, and an array of smart suiting. All come with the brand’s reputation for understated style and high-end detail.
Weekend or workday, the luxurious look and feel of Façonnable is sure to garner attention. The calfskin mink-collar coat and zip-front cashmere sweater are examples of how the brand seamlessly pairs fine fabrics with truly contemporary design. Crisp tees, stately suiting, logo-plated belts and suede sneakers convey a similar of-the-moment cachet.
The corner office may just be within reach once you slip into this dizzying array of suits, blazers and other corporate wear. The looks run the gamut from C’e Luca’s tuxedo to LBM 1911’s natty shorts; in between are Belvest and Ermenegildo Zegna’s skillfully cut blazers and Dunhill’s world-renowned accessories. Isaia, Façonnable, and Corneliani round out this one-stop suit shop.
Occasionally we'll have a sale that is so comprehensive it defies description. But let’s try, anyway, shall we? Here goes: The Main Event gathers some of our favorite brands, from Acne to McQ to Reiss—not to mention Rogan and Rogue—into one massive sale that could only be called, well, The Main Event.