Downtown Fashion: Gray Shades

MR Feb Fashion (2)

William Buckley: From Henrik Vibskov and Soulland to Timo Weiland and Michael Bastian, the brands featured in our February issue all exemplify a vision on the forefront of fashion.

Outerwear: Multi-function

Victorinox

Christian Chensvold: The outerwear market is almost entirely dependent on inclement weather, and five’ll get you ten that people in that market segment all believe in global warming.

Welcome Stranger: Three’s (not) a Crowd

Welcome Stranger

Catherine Chow and Corina Nurimba opened Welcome Stranger in San FRancisco as an off-shoot of their original boutique Azalea.

Mortar: Specialty store re-imagined

Mortar

Mortar owner Sacha Nelson Chapel: “In Houston, contemporary menswear didn’t really exist, so we saw an opportunity to open a store.”

Moonlight Graham: A Home Away from Home

Moonlight Graham

At Moonlight Graham, Bart Silberman is giving the men of Orange County a place to shop, hang out and maybe even catch a live concert.

Indigo and Cotton: Hand Picked

Indigo and Cotton

When Brett Carron moved from Manhattan to Charleston, S.C. he couldn’t find any contemporary menswear shops — so he opened his own.

Askov Finlayson: The trifecta

Eric Dayton and Andrew Dayton

Breaking the rules: New contemporary stores redefine the men’s specialty business — part three of ten. Askov Finlayson, Minneapolis By Harry Sheff

Ones to watch: Vincent Lai, Skinny Vinny

Vincent Lai

Brooklyn native Vincent Lai was between industrial design jobs when some sample bags he made as an experiment took off.

Vividbraille: Risk taker

Brock Willsey

Breaking the rules: New contemporary stores redefine the men’s specialty business — part one of ten. Vividbraille, Chicago. By Elise Diamantini

Ones to watch: Gilbert Chen, Barque

Gilbert Chen

Taiwanese-born Gilbert Chen cut his teeth at a number of big-name businesses after graduating from Parsons before launching his own line two years ago.