In 1995, Raf Simons left the career he’d trained for — in industrial and furniture design — to become a menswear designer. With no formal instruction, the self-taught Simons gambled on an eponymous label that melded the rebellious energy of youth subcultures with the precision of classical tailoring. Simons’s particular blend of modern proportion, textural interplay, and innovative shapes was so successful that the Belgian designer’s menswear quickly rose to prominence as one of the most forward-looking lines in Europe. In 2005, Simons took over as head designer for Jil Sander, and a year later he launched the diffusion line Raf by Raf Simons. With the addition of his Fred Perry collaboration (begun in 2008), Simons manages to keep busy working on four lines at once. An impressive fashion career for an industrial design student.
Once in a while, we wind up with some items that haven't found their way to a good home. It’s tragic, we know. But don't worry, there’s a silver lining. We’re offering them to you — at steeper-than-ever discounts — so we can make way for new gear. We’ve only got a few of each item in stock, so move fast.
Rick Owens and Raf Simons are two names that need no introduction, but just in case: Both are famous — and famously critically acclaimed — for their forward thinking, sometimes brooding, exceptionally stylish take on menswear. Look out for meticulously crafted leather jackets, sharply cut trousers and shirts, and no short supply of great shoes and boots.
For this sale, we’ve put together a comprehensive selection of shirts, pants, accessories, footwear, and more from some of our favorite brands, including Theory, John Varvatos, Vince, and Paul Smith. The catch? Most of these items only have a few pieces in stock, so be at the ready come high noon to grab your most coveted pieces.
Not ready to break out the big puffer jacket? Stave off the cold for a little while longer with a few of these key fall pieces from a few of our favorite names in men’s fashion. To wit: hoodies and cardigans from John Varvatos, perfectly tailored black trousers from Raf Simons, even ties from J.Lindeberg.