3rd June

Summer Trousers

With the summer vacation season just ahead, I have been inspired to create some looks back to that embody the essence of vacation yet are still dapper and leave one feeling “dressed” My “Summer Noir” concept, (sexy black items for summer), presents the perfect canvas to experiment with new colors and unique style details. 

The key black essentials, comprised of; the black palm print shirt, summer-weight silk & cashmere black polo sweater and the new black twill tie, juxtaposed against the vivid colors of the SS19’ Collection. From this elegant mixture, my favorite item to instantly rev up my classic sartorial staples are the sky blue trousers.  Paired with a vivid yellow polo and navy blazer for the official campaign, as well as with our “Summer Noir” palm print shirt. 

 Whether your summer plans take you far, or keep you near the sky blue pant is the new summer staple for casual and elegant versatility. 

02nd May

SUMMER NOIR

With summer upon us, the longer days and balmy nights have a heightened sense of vibrancy to them.  Saturated and bright, fashions transition to reflect the summer vibe.  In a season where a sea of color makes it easy to “stand-out”, I question, does being vibrant actually blend in?…

I believe summer can have a moody juxtaposition that “ Stands-Out” by toning down.  With this in mind, I have re-interpeted my playful and vibrant SS 2019 collection to evoke the mysterious feel of “film noir”.  Shot in black and white, this new visual gallery contrasts the drastic change with the absence of the hues that typically represent summer.  As it relates to clothing, when I think about the most elegant looks I’ve created, or have been inspired by, I always find myself returning to black.

In this seasons collection I added this element with a black-scale palm tree print shirt to add a sexy vibe to a normally upbeat choice of color.  Something like this can be easily paired with crisp white jeans, it’s just a touch of “noir” that is unexpected.We have a new lightweight long sleeve silk-cashmere polo that comes in “noir-black”, (and vibrant yellow and blue) for the spring season and looks great with a dark pair of polished cotton stretch trousers from our new Mark Pomerantz Fabric Collection.

While not the most common opinion or obvious choice, the choice to don black in the summer is as sleek as it is intriguing…

1st March

Summer Shirts

Despite my penchant for formal attire, the casual shirt is something of an art to me, as it’s an outlet for more intricate design work—specifically, designing unusual prints.The print can make or break a short sleeve or causal shirt and conceptualizing it with appropriate scale is a fine balance.

My philosophy is this: Small prints can cover more cloth, large prints should cover less cloth. The Spring/Summer collection was inspired by retro Hollywood parties so I incorporated various palm tree prints into the textiles for shirtings and accessories. I used classic color ways, black/grey and blue/light blue making this print easy to wear for most sensibilities and pairs great with any color pant. The short sleeve shirt looks great with a light weight trouser in an unexpected color, tailored shorts, or even denim for a fresh Summer look. For a dapper summer occasion, a sport coat over the long sleeve is a superb
combination.

I hope you enjoy these sartorial Summer ideas, and invite you to branch out and give it a try…

06th February

SPRING SUMMER 2019 COLLECTION

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.

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.