16 Brands You Should Know From The New York City Men’s Shows

Go to all the NYC men’s style trade shows and your head will be left spinning by the amount of chambray button-downs and selvedge denim you encounter as you wind through the aisles. While so much feels repetitive, we did make our way through all the shows to find a bunch of brands doing their own thing. Here are 16 emerging labels that are worth putting on your radar.

Komono

For the last 5 years, Komono has been producing watches and accessories that blend the old and the new. Recently they’ve launched classic pieces in new colorways along with their “Crafted” line of sunglasses. Link

Jack + Mulligan

We first met the guys behind Jack + Mulligan at Capsule this past winter, and since that time they’ve launched some new items including the handsome Wright Backpack which we really liked. All their goods are made in the USA, and you’ll be seeing a lot more of them in the not too distant future. Link

Iron & Resin

Motorcycles and sand, dirt and sunshine, it all gets mixed into the goods Iron & Resin makes. Whether it’s a roll-up backgammon set that looks like it could take a beating, or a button-down as comfortable in a machine shop as it is for hitting the bar when you’re down with work, Iron & Resin is where it’s at. Link

Ivy Prepster

What we really liked at the Ivy Prepster booth were the tie bars mixed in with their funky ties. The Basic Bar looked like it took a very gentle beating that added some interesting character and the Fish Hook Bar was one of many nautical pieces the young company had to offer. Link

The Beebe Company

Even though the company has been around since 1884, you may not be familiar with them. Experiencing a sort of relaunch and rebirth, the brand is focused around combining classic craftsmanship with modern purposes. You’ll find tech holsters for your bike, belt buckles inspired by loggers, and many other sharp pieces. Link

Superfeet

Browsing through rack after rack of indigo shirts can be tiring, so we like it when we stumble across someone doing something totally unique. Superfeet makes shoe insoles. That’s it. But they make them stylish and better than the cheap ones you’d find at CVS. A carbon fiber insole? We’re interested. Link

Kiriko

Kiriko makes their scarves, belts, and other goods in Portland, but they use fabrics from small mom and pop shops in Japan that originally used the fabrics to make kimonos. The result is a selection of pieces that are highly unique and stunning to look at. Link

Knickerbocker Mfg. Co.

These guys kinda stole the show by bringing old-school sewing machines and stitching up custom caps for attendees. After taking over a failing 60-year-old manufacturing company, the team behind Knickerbocker set out to make quality goods the old fashioned way right in the heart of New York. Link

Poglia

All their stunning knives are made by hand in New York and feature animal horn, bone, or wood along with steel (not stainless steel) that will need to be cared for. This makes each a heritage piece you’ll watch after and eventually want to pass down. Link

Surf Pendleton

Pendleton actually created the original surf shirt back in the day, and the company has turned its attention back to that time to inspire its new Surf Pendleton line. Link

Cub and Company

Everyone is an amateur photographer these days, and Cub and Company wants to make sure your accessories are as sharp as the camera you’re carrying. Everything the one-year-old company offers is handmade in the USA. Link

Freenote Cloth

We met the guys behind Freenote Cloth last year, and their new jackets, shorts, and other garments are right in line with all the other threads they’ve made that we love. It feels like dependable Americana, and we’d recommend keeping an eye out for them. Link

Ernest Supplies

Skincare meets hardware is kind of how we view Ernest Supplies. The Roll Up Tool Kit is a welcome change to the standard dopp kit. Link

Satorisan

Their sneakers have a worn-in appeal to them that make them exceedingly comfortable and damn good-looking. This is the first time the Spanish brand is hitting the states, so look for the shoes soon. Link

Sailormade

Drawing inspiration from the rugged beauty of all the boating equipment designed to keep you alive, Sailormade crafts accessories with a maritime theme. Link

Father Panik Industries

Father Panik Industries describes their motif as “honky-tonk zen.” While we don’t fully know what that means, we can say their tattoo gloves and other punk rock pieces are exciting and different. Link



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  • Mike

    Interesting, but disappointing that of the 16 brands selected, only two are actually selling clothing. The rest are all accessories or shoes. What does that say about the state of menswear?

  • Mike

    Interesting, but disappointing that of the 16 brands selected, only two are actually selling clothing. The rest are all accessories or shoes. What does that say about the state of menswear?

  • Mike

    Interesting, but disappointing that of the 16 brands selected, only two are actually selling clothing. The rest are all accessories or shoes. What does that say about the state of menswear?