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Gilded Age

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INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

New York: Stefan Miljanic’s visits to the Gilded Age are authentic — he uses the actual machinery and processes developed during the beginning of the industrial revolution in New England. But even though the collection draws from the same inspirational well each season — “artisanal craft, hand done product, old textiles and older methods of producing textiles” according to the designer — it manages to look fresh and new each and every time. Washed plaid flannel shirts, Fair Isle sweaters, a wax-coated pea coat, leather-trimmed tweed vests and sturdy chinos were all mixed together in a way that was reverent to the past but spoke to the now. The result is clothing for a rough and rugged man who knows how to mix the precision of tailored clothing with blue collar classics like jeans, but these jeans are made from organic selvage denim that has been dyed with an ancient volcanic mud technique and woven on antique looms.

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