Future's So Bright
Italo Zucchelli, creative director of Calvin Klein Collection menswear, is moving the brand forward with sharp tailoring and tech-y fabrications. While Zucchelli's designs have a futuristic slant, he's not out of touch with his customer. We think the collection is modern yet wearable.
Saks Fifth Avenue, 2 Bala Plaza, Bala Cynwyd, 610-667-1550
You may remember Kwame Jackson from the first season of The Apprentice, but this Harvard MBA grad is also the founder of Krimson by Kwame, a line of executive neckwear. He told us what sets Krimson apart from other ties:
1. It's the only neckwear brand featured on Oprah's "O" list.
2. Influencers like billionaire Michael Bloomberg, Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade and heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield wear Krimson.
3. It's not your grandfather's tie! These contemporary yet classic designs allow professionals to express a higher degree of personal style.
Macy's, 1300 Market St., 215-241-9000
New from Acqua di Parma is the Collezione Barbiere Ultimate Shave travel set ($92), an indispensable dop kit filled with essentials (cleanser, shaving cream, aftershave balm) in TSA-approved bottles. Grab one before you head down the Shore.
Neiman Marcus, King of Prussia Mall, 610-354-0500
Aged to Perfection
One of our favorite denim brands, Gilded Age, comes to Philly this spring. Designer Stefan Miljanic was a finalist for the CFDADA award for Best New Menswear Designer in 2008, and his artfully handcrafted jeans are versatile enough for a game at Citizens Bank Park or a night on the town.
Barneys Co-Op, 1811 Walnut St., 215-563-5333
(Philadelphia Style magazine)
Definitely the essentials needed to be "that man." Kwame Jackson's ties on fabulous.....gone are the days of the striped tie!