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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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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 …

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Warby Parker Named Most Innovative Company of 2015

In Features, News by William Buckley

By Erik DeFruscio Warby Parker beat out companies including Apple, Google, Alibaba and Samsung to be named Fast Company’s most innovative company of 2015. The eyewear retailer, founded in 2010 by co-CEOs  Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa, started off exclusively as e-commerce, but has grown rapidly to open stores across the United States …

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Mr Porter Launches Sport Category

In Features, News by William Buckley

As interest in fitness leaps, sprints and pivots ever onward, evidenced by industry catchwords du jour like “athleisure” and “athluxury,” or in ubiquitous social media speak like #instafit and #eatclean, the market for athletic apparel is expanding steadily. In step with demand, award-winning online retail destination Mr Porter launches a new athletic and performance category titled …

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In Other News: Google Debuts Trend Reports

In Features, News by William Buckley

Think With Google is a service that provides businesses and individuals with data, analysis and insights gleaned from the way their 1.17 billion users monthly use their services. That’s a lot of data. And while they’ve been largely focused on more broader marketing trends in sectors like the financial, automotive …

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Diesel Black Gold Enters the Watch Market

In Features, News by William Buckley

“A new milestone of the brand’s continuous expansion into the accessories business”, Diesel Black Gold will launch their first watch in U.S. stores this June. Designed by the Diesel Black Gold creative team, the watch face features the iconic Diesel logo in gold, with a black strap crafted out of luxury embossed leather. The …

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Billy Reid Creates Kentucky Derby Cocktail

In FASHION, Features by William Buckley

In keeping with his Southern sensibilities, menswear designer Billy Reid has teamed up with Woodford Reserve bourbon and renowned mixologist Pamela Wiznitzer to create a modern twist on the classic Mint Julep cocktail. The handcrafted cocktail will be served in a specialty signature cocktail cup designed by Reid (yours to …

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Farfetch to Expand Menswear Internationally

In FASHION, Features by William Buckley

Following the recent £56m investment by Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner’s DST Global firm, luxury e-tailer Farfetch has announced plans for major expansion and an increased focus on menswear for fall 2015, including new international store partners in Japan and Australia, increased availability of same-day delivery, and the establishment of offices in new …

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A Stylish Escape

In FASHION, Features by William Buckley

With spring ’16 suits and sportcoats both deconstructed and in luxe lightweight fabrics, a stylish menswear escape is more effortless than ever. Nestled in Mexico between a tropical jungle and the Caribbean sea, Sanará luxury curative boutique hotel is an ideal getaway, and since Cockpit USA and Sportswear International alum Rudy …