Inspired by retro era Hollywood parties and late summer nights, the Mark Pomerantz Spring Summer 2019 Collection takes shape in the form of vibrant yet saturated hues and vintage inspired silhouettes. New additions to the collection like our polo collar knitwear and new palm tree print accessories add depth and finesse to each look. A sleek, sexy take on tailored menswear with a distinct summer vibe.
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.
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…
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.
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.