Date: July 22. Venue: Brooklyn Denim Co.
Destination Williamsburg, for Brooklyn Denim Co’s largest, most varied, curated selection of premium denim for men and women, in an array of washes, styles and cuts from vests to jackets and name brand pants, in solid colors, acid wash and faded, to name a few. Big Star 1974 remained front and center, featuring their eco-friendly SoCal styled, faultless fit jeans.
Other Brooklyn Denim Co. merchandise included supple leather jackets in rich brown and classic black. Impressive womenswear in gray, white and black, from draped tops, to loose cardigans, cargo vests and fashionably casual sea-foam and black tank jersey dresses.
Also on display a tasteful collection of Classic Specs, for stylishly affordable glasses. Delancey Barbecue seduced our taste-buds with their succulently flavorful Beef Brisket with pickles and onions on a hamburger potato bun and the best-in-town Pulled Pork and Texas Caviar tacos.
GQ Magazine’s August 2013 issue with actor Bryan Cranston of AMC TV’s Breaking Bad showcased in every corner for guests to thumb through and take home. On-site Deejay spun a cool mix of beats as party-goers mingled over chilled drinks.
GQ Magazine Style Expert Peter St. John hosted this special event and opened up to Jesenia’s Goodie Bag in an exclusive interview about this summer’s essentials for men.
JGB: In your expertise, what are some summer styles for men you would recommend?
Peter St. John: Well, there are a few important ones to consider this summer. Dusty colors in light faded blue, like these (gesturing his pants) or green are very popular. Floral prints are also showing up a lot in fashion,–
JGB: –l’ve noticed, especially at Marc by Marc Jacobs MENS.
Peter St. John: Exactly. Even graphic prints, like that one for example (points over to a man wearing a graphic print backpack).
JGB: So the trend trickles down to accessories. Interesting!
Peter St. John: Oh, and Popover shirts (gestures his own shirt, trailing his finger over the buttons), they can be long or short, for a casual look without looking sloppy.
JGB: Now, on the topic of denim.
Peter St. John: We’re seeing a transition in denim. Before the look was very loose-fit and baggy,–
JGB: –like in the 90’s.
Peter St. John: Yeah, just like that, but now the look is slim-fit, comfortable. See these pants right here? (Approaches a small stack of dark denim jeans, trailing his finger over the seams of the top pant) Notice how there’s minimal stitching involved? The stitching is very subtle, clean. You want subtle dark denim with a clean wash, nothing flashy… and Chinos in dusty colors,–
JGB: –dusty like your pants.
Peter St. John: Yes, that kind of dusty.