I had the pleasure of meeting the design duo behind the emerging menswear brand Sherman | Preston a few weeks ago and I’ve been in love with the brand ever since! I know I’m not the only woman that’s ever said/heard the words “There’s nothing like a man in a suit”, and thought ‘damn straight!’. Well ladies, these are the suits you want to see that man in! With an eye for dressing the modern man, the metrosexual (do we still call them that?), Sherman Joseph and Preston Williams decided to skip a SS ’13 line to focus on the A/W ’13 collection entitled “Decadence”. I had the chance to speak with them during NYFW for a bit of insight into their brand:
Who is the ShermanPreston man?
– The SHERMAИ | PRESTOИ man is the guy on the cusp of success. He exudes confidence as he juggles his life, ambition and love simultaneously. Though many view him as a renaissance man, he likes to think of himself as a regular guy, with a hint of flare. He is the quintessential modern day man!
What was the inspiration behind this collection?
– We were in awe of the neoclassic Hepplewhite style of furniture. Appreciating the subtle blending of different fabrications and textures, we decided to include such defining elements into our pieces while establishing the necessities of our ‘guys’ wardrobe. Overall, our collections are expanded glimpses into our ‘guys’ life.
Can you tell us what you’re working on for next spring?
– Sportswear! (laughs). We are developing and evolving our SS 2014 collection to be more edgy and trend setting. We are still staying true to the elements that make the SHERMAИ | PRESTOИ man but showcasing refreshing style aesthetic.
Is there anything we can purchase now?
– Yes! Our pocket squares and neckties will be available in March on our website.