31st October

Tailored Bomber Jacket

Have you ever thought about when not to wear a suit?

For many the suit is a uniform, it communicates strength, power and competency. Because of this, it is the outfit of choice for men who want to be taken seriously and not be forced to think too seriously about their style.

I myself am accustomed to the ease that wearing a suit, (or tailored sport coat), can provide. It is an easy choice that prevents me from feeling lost in sportswear options when dressing down may be appropriate, yet there are times when arriving in a full suit gives me a sense of discomfort rather than feeling confident and cool. While I agree with Oscar Wilde, one can never be too overdressed or over educated, that is not an invitation for the smartest man in the room to parade his IQ as much as a stylish man should not assume he is such for always showing up in a suit.

How does today’s man look elegant, stylish and feel comfortable when not wearing a suit? It seems that most designers answer have become increasingly casual, with the prominence of street-wear disseminating every corner of clothing both sartorial and casual. Rises are getting longer, cloth stretchier, and luxury branded goods are being superimposed with sporting teams and fast food logos. Searching for an answer myself, inspiration often strikes at times of internal frustration and as I refuse to allow casual-wear to become ubiquitous with street-wear I had a desire to design and wear a garment that bestowed the sexy and sleek feeling of a suit with the familiar comfort of wearing a hoodie.

My new tailored bomber jacket bridges the gap for any man on the go or at leisure. Styled with classic suiting cloth with a fit towards casual comfort and finishing as meticulous as my formalwear, one can dress the bomber up with slacks and a sweater as easily as they can dress it down with jeans and a t-shirt.

If a well tied tie is the first serious step in life, then owning a (Mark Pomerantz) jacket with zippers is certainly the last… I’ll bet Oscar would agree.

25th October

Gerard Butler wears Mark Pomerantz

Nobleman Magazines Issue No. 7 cover of Gerard Butler featuring all Mark Pomerantz clothing. The on set stylist said he loved wearing our Mark Pomerantz pieces, and could feel the quality instantly as he draped our rich cashmere overcoat over our flanneled wool sport coat. A lush look with the purple cashmere over the jackets soft brown, navy and purple check. In an additional Mark Pomerantz look, he sports our signature, sleek 3 piece suit in charcoal grey wool, with a silk tie and crisp white shirt–Well done to all, and cheers to Mr. Butler for wearing MP with style!

17th October

“Autumn Soirée”

Mark Pomerantz celebrates the Fall/Winter 2018 collection in style as he hosts an “Autumn Soirée” for his brands clientele. The event was held at ACI Jet, a prestigious FBO in Orange County, where guests shopped his latest collection of inspired suits, knitwear and sportswear designs, toured private jets and a curated selection of Ferrari’s from Ferrari of Newport Beach.

 

 

3rd October

Formalwear / Fall Winter 2018

As the holiday season approaches we must think about the shift from our business-wear to formalwear–Sometimes this can leave us feeling lost. This in mind, every season I like to design one unique piece of formalwear that can take us from a dapper day time look in jeans, to a black-tie event.

This season my concept takes shape as Look. No. 7 from the Fall/Winter collection. A one-button notch lapel suit in an unexpected amber color, it wears well as a dinner jacket with a black trouser, layered with a cashmere turtleneck for a holiday dinner, or with a crisp tuxedo shirt for more formal holiday events.

It’s possibly the most comfortable suit you may ever wear, in a sinful blend of silk and camelhair; it is much like wearing a favorite well-loved flannel–Luxurious, soft and thin. You can even switch out the trouser with dark denim as a more relaxed take and still be the most dapper man in the room…

5th September

Fall | Winter 2018 Inspiration

Have you ever strolled through Rome at Dusk? The daylight slowly vanishing into the shadows of the moonlit cobblestones, it is a sublimely awe-inspiring moment in an equally inspiring city. Meandering through the piazzas of Trastevere during “Aperitivo Hour”, it was these moments that were always a source of inspiration during my work and study there. I would fantasize about one-day translating the juxtaposition of the warm colors of the sun, blending onto the cool tones of the ancient streets and architecture, into a collection of tailored suiting.

I aimed to capture these inspired visual moments for my Fall & Winter 2018 collection. Rich browns paired with dusky greys in a sumptuous variety of textures, stripes and plaid. Much like the city, this collection evokes an air of mystery and sartorial polish that a modern man or ancient Roman would be eager to wear.

Click here to view the FW/2018 collection 

17th July

Adrien Grenier Editorial

Come take a gander at Adrien Grenier featured in a striking editorial spread for Nobleman Magazine wearing Mark Pomerantz.

The actor and ocean activist donned a complete Mark Pomerantz look while taking a swim in the pool at Montage Beverly Hills for these remarkable shots.  Additionally he was wardrobed in a dapper Mark Pomerantz vest/pant combo, and a Patek Philippe timepiece  while lounging in one of the luxury suites.

A true gentleman and artist, it was a pleasure dressing him in all the finest.

 

19th July

Sterling K. Brown Suits Up

Actor Sterling K. Brown suited up in Mark Pomerantz for the latest issue of Nobleman Magazine. You may recognize him from the hit TV show “This is Us”  or the “Black Panther” film. He’s being nominated for 2 Emmy awards this September, fingers crossed for this remarkable man to win in style…

6th June

The Luxury of the Linen Suit

It is a personal mantra of mine that luxury should be lived in, and linen fabric is certainly no exception. Soft to the hand yet taut in its wear, throughout sartorial history linen has straddled both the classes and the masses simultaneously. Linen is in fact the oldest textile in the world. Dating as far back as the tombs of the ancient Egyptians, linen was heralded for its cool crisp weightlessness paired with strength and durability.

In the late 19th century this time honored cloth took its more modern shape and application within suiting and society.   Through WWI, the color of a gentlemen’s linen suit noted his class in society. Lighter colors such as white, cream, oatmeal and tan signified wealth, as one could afford to keep these colors clean. Darker colors such as brown, charcoal and dark blue, quite literally denoted one was of the “blue collar” working class.

Today, our north star of societal status is not dictated exclusively by color and we may enjoy linen and all of its profound history as we please. As a designer, what captivates my attention to linen is its rugged polish and of course, the wrinkles!  When dressing in a linen suit it is these wrinkles, which bespeak a quiet confidence that says, “This is not my only suit, and likely it is my 10th or maybe even 20th”… This is the embodiment of the “lived-in” luxury one can enjoy while wearing linen, it literally looks already lived in right off the hanger.

5th June

CHOC Children’s Poker Tournament

As a title sponsor for the CHOC Children’s Poker Tournament , The House of Mark Pomerantz designed and donated the first ever “Winners Jacket” for the tournament, a razor sharp  black jacket complete with it’s own specially designed lining, as well as custom pocket squares for each player and guest to take away as a gift. It was an exiting evening as a slew of celebrities, professional poker players and philanthropists came together to play poker, bid on unique auction items all to raise funds for CHOC Children’s Hospital.

2nd May

TAILORED POLO POPOVER SHIRT

When packing for a tropical climate trip last summer I found myself with nothing to wear other than being caught between a sport coat and a very casual place, (Think t-shirt and swim trunks). While standing in my closet, devoid of any elegant casual clothing I was left pondering what really constitutes modern men’s sportswear.

Researching the true origins of “sportswear” not too much surprise this was historically worn for playing sports. In fact the origins of the polo shirt date as far back as 7th century Tibet for playing “Pulu” in. A sport as we know it today, Polo.

Back to my sartorial dilemma, I asked myself what could I design to bridge the gap of casual and comfortable with reimagined sartorial purpose?… Drawing upon both sartorial and sportswear, I answered with the Mark Pomerantz, “Tailored Polo Popover Shirt”.

Focused on a functionality that would allow me to wear something with or without a sport coat I added long sleeves, a button cuff and covered front popover placket to the aforementioned classic, short sleeve polo. Adorned with handmade bar tacks, buttonholes and all the usual obsessive Mark Pomerantz construction details, the item became what I propose as the perfect long sleeve casual shirt. It layers well under jackets, (even when un-tucked) and looks as appropriate over blue jeans as it does slacks. I also designed a nice short sleeve model pairing great with city and swim shorts alike.

The cloth is designed in a panama structure similar to a basket weave that gives the flexibility of a soft comfy knit but the shape and structure of a woven. In lightweight cotton it is perfectly cool in the summer and in cozy cashmere and wool blends it layers as your updated go to pre-fall piece.

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