For Spring/Summer 2019 the Grungy Gentleman show celebrated New York City, and the fusion of contemporary culture and style, in sports, music, and entertainment. Bronx-native hip-hop icon Jim Jones from Dipset opening the show, followed by Michael Beasley (NY Knicks). Celebs and athletes including Tye Smith (Tennessee Titans) and Isaiah Pead, Also walked in the show. Pead, a former NFL player who lost his leg in a car accident in 2016, closed the show as guests cheered him on down the runway.
Grungy Gentleman seamlessly fuses contemporary culture and style, capturing the core of men’s interests in sports, music, entertainment, art and technology. Each piece from the collection looks to suit and inspire the man who is bold, intelligent, and passionate with fierce taste.
The line boasts everything from blazers to crew necks, pants, outerwear, and leisurely sportswear. The collection experiments with garment structure and texture. Design is clean and non-traditional, yet made cohesive through a neutral palette and with the brand’s trademark six-stripe design incorporated throughout.
“Grungy Gentleman is an exciting, fresh take on urban style, athletic tailoring and menswear.” said designer and founder Jace Lipstein “We debuted a six stripe wave last season and we’re really taking that to the next level this season– we’re doing mixed media with it, mashing up unique fabrics, for several silhouettes including a polo and hoodie. “My favorite fabric this season is our oatmeal fabric, which is a light french terry– it doesn’t stifle a man when approaching the rack. We want guys to feel like, hey this can elevate my style a little bit more than when I woke up this morning– without taking them completely out of their comfort zone.”
This collection celebrates New York and the crossover of fashion and sports with the debut of the Grungy Gentleman X New Era collection in partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Baseball (MLB). The show featured New York team hats from the Yankees, Mets, Knicks and Nets.
This NYC based men’s lifestyle brand that seamlessly combines design, digital media and commerce with the services of a creative agency is what is needed in this new world of the online media and influincer. The company is driven to create an innovative culture where fashion, sports and entertainment converge, promoting the expression of individuality to both high fashion and urban cultures through their product lines, website and e-store Grungy Gentleman.