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William Buckley

William Buckley

Fashion Director William Buckley produces the fashion creative for MR Magazine and MR-Mag.com. With a penchant for high fashion and luxury brands, he must be regularly reminded that moderate stores and brands are also an important part of the menswear industry. Originally from London, his British accent commands a strong sense of surety that is sometimes, but not always accurate. He lives in Harlem with his soon-to-be husband Benjamin and a wardrobe that could clothe a small suburb. His favorite color is blue.

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London Collections: Men – A Photo Diary

In FASHION, Features by William Buckley

This season at London Collections: Men was the busiest ever: presentations, runway shows, dinners, parties and myriad other events. Central London in the spring is a handsome backdrop for one of the world’s most important menswear weeks. London’s typical mix of avant-garde designers, many recent graduates of London’s world-class fashion …

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MRQ: Adam Derrick, To Boot New York

In FASHION, Features by William Buckley

To Boot New York is certainly not the most conspicuous of brands. You haven’t seen big ad campaigns, celebrity endorsements, or editorial coverage. But, conversely, the brand is sold in many of the biggest department stores and luxury retailers, available in most states in America, and internationally. What started in …

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Peru Moda Journal — Day Three

In Features by William Buckley

William Buckley reports from his third day in Lima, Peru, which included a tour of the Creditex factory where they spin some of the finest Pima cotton in the world, print rolls and rolls of fabric and manufacture garments for some of the biggest apparel companies in the world.

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Lubiam Announces Major Expansion

In News by William Buckley

As Lubiam continues to produce some of the most sought after soft coats in the category, the Italian company that set the bar and seemingly raises it season after season is set to expand. With a new store opening on Via della Spiga in Milan later this year, Lubiam will expand …

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New Barbour Boston Store Opens Today

In Features, News by William Buckley

North American subsidiary of J. Barbour & Sons, Ltd., of Britain, Barbour Inc., will open the doors of its new Boston store today, May 22nd. The new store, located at 79 Newbury Street, is a relocation and expansion from 134 Newbury Street where the brand spent 10 successful years. “We’re thrilled …

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Dolce & Gabbana Opens Store in Moscow

In Features, News by William Buckley

Dolce & Gabbana announced their latest store opening in Tretyakovsky Proedz 2 in Moscow. The four-level, 11,840 sq. ft. store comprises menswear, womenswear, jewelry and a top floor martini bar, located near Red Square and the Bolshoi. The menswear floor touts a 32-foot dome and a “panoramic” elevator in bronze …

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Pitti Announces Full Lineup at New York Luncheon

In Features, News by William Buckley

Earlier this week, some of the menswear industry’s most prominent people joined Rafaello Napoleone for a luncheon at chef Michael White’s Italian SoHo staple, Osteria Morini. Joined by, among others, the Italian Trade Commissions’s Pier Paolo Celeste and Saks Fifth Avenue’s Eric Jennings, who are launching a special project in all Saks …

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Scotch & Soda Opens Bleecker Street Store

In Features, News by William Buckley

While this year marks the Dutch fashion brand’s 30th birthday, its major expansion in the US has been relatively recent. The past 5 years have seen the brand’s North American footprint increase to 17 stores, with over 100 stores worldwide, and a wholesale business that boasts more than 7,000 stockists. The …

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Pop-Up Flea Launches Three-City Tour in NYC

In News by William Buckley

Kicking off a tour that will include stops in Los Angeles and Tokyo, Michael Williams’ Pop-Up Flea will take place in New York City this weekend at The Metropolitan Building, 123 West 18th Street. Williams, who is also the co-owner of marketing and communications agency Paul + Williams and editor-in-chief of influential …

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To Boot New York Launches Sneakers

In FASHION, Features by William Buckley

With his collection of fine Italian-made shoes and boots on every good American menswear store’s shelves, Adam Derrick has expanded his offering with a collection of sneakers. The first collection for SS15 features a lace up, as slip on, and a desert boot-inspired high-top. “To Boot has always been a lifestyle …

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Clessidra Acquires Roberto Cavalli

In Features, News by William Buckley

Italian private equity fund Clessidra acquired control of fashion house Roberto Cavalli on Thursday, April 30. Cavalli agreed to sell a 90 percent stake to Clessidra, while he will retain ownership of the remaining 10 percent. The deal marks the end of more than 40 years of the Italian brand’s …

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Toronto Men’s Fashion Week Sets a New Stage

In Features, News by William Buckley

As far as fashion’s concerned, the border between Canada and the U.S. is more blurred than ever before. Beyond the international influence of menswear stores like Harry Rosen and Holt Renfrew, who won the American Apparel and Footwear Association’s American Image Award earlier this week, the Hudson’s Bay Company’s acquisition …