You might have read that J Crew, the iconic menswear retailer and a brand that introduced many of us to great classic clothing is going bankrupt. Yeah, the virus finally delivered the last nail in the coffin for a brand that has been going downhill for a long time. Fashion writers are bemoaning its loss … Continue reading OMakase Pick: Todd Snyder Menswear
And we are back on Pi.co, with my latest conversation with Abe Burmeister, co-founder, and CEO of New York-based technical/daily clothing brand, Outlier. During our hour-long conversation we touched on a variety of topics, from technical clothing, changing reality of fashion, impact of climate change on fashion and materials, bootstrapping his business and more importantly, why he does what he does. If you are a keen follower of technical clothing and interested in small businesses that eschew venture capital and figure out trends before others, then this is a conversation worth your time.
If you would like to skip reading, then here is the podcast version.
Abe Burmeister used to be an information designer where he made interfaces for real-time stock networks. Now he is the fashion designer & co-founder of Outlier. He was born in Manhattan but has since defected to Brooklyn. Introduction Abe Burmeister is the co-founder and co-creator of cult favorite clothing brand, Outlier. To call their products … Continue reading Abe Burmeister
This stood out in this weak & meandering piece about designers and fashion. It is the reality of our world beyond just fashion. There is nothing that has a permanent impact and we are always looking for the next fix: For better or worse, we live in an age of constant content. It feels like … Continue reading A reflection on our speedier times
United Arrows is doing retail right — in Japan. A lot more US retails chains should be paying attention to them and their formula. They have 256 stores and yet everyone of them feels special. Everything in their store is thoughtfully and tastefully curated. Thankfully for my wallet, I don’t fit into anything they have. … Continue reading In praise of Japan’s United Arrows