Jul 28, 2014 | By Samuel Trotman
The Toronto, Canada born Club Monaco(now part of the Ralph Lauren family) has pulled down the curtain to unveil their new “Made in the U.S.A.” collection which brings an assortment of neckties, suits and more – all made in the United States – to a market decidedly ready for it. With retails ranging from $89.50 – $575.00, the collection is available at the 5th Ave. shop in New York and Bloor Street store in Toronto. The project is only the start of a larger initiative that will surround the brand with collaborations featuring familiar names: Archival Clothing, London Unercover, Tannery Goods, and even Undercover. The formula, while not new, has clearly helped other retailers reach a consumer audience that expects products and themes that go well beyond the usual. The guiding hand of Michael Williams from the blog, A Continuous Lean, is insuring that the best possible fabrics are used, as well as helping to consult on the look of the special shop-in-shop. To complete the assortment, Club Monaco and ACL have also partnered with Ben Clymer of Hodinkee on a special offering of vintage military watches that will only be available at the 5th Avenue shop.
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