Fashion Freedom for All Men, Everywhere,
Especially at Liberty Fairs’ AW15 Pier 94 Show

Freedom of choice, it’s what men want. And what men will be getting for AW15. Especially if the clothing seen at the Freedom Hall installation at Liberty Fairs on Pier 94 earlier this week is any indication. Throughout the rest of the show, as well. The menswear we saw was innovative, from patterned lambswool gloves from Honns that work on touch screen devices to rain gear from Norway Rain modernized with cape silhouettes that included arm holes and detachable shearling collars. The clothing was quality driven, like the handmade bags at Peg and Awl, the handmade boots at Austrian-based Ludwig Reiter and the hand hewn knives at Poglia.  All fit for the contemporary style freedom of today’s fashion fearless guy.
Liberty Fairs Show AW15

Poglia handmade knives

Poglia handmade knives from designer Max Polia

...knives on the metal from which they are cut and hewn

…knives on the metal from which they are cut and hewn

Liberty Fairs Show AW15

Ludwig Reiter handmade boots from Austria

Liberty Fairs Show AW15

Peg and Awl from Philadelphia use locally sourced waxed cotton, leather from WWII gun slings and sometimes bits of antique fabric from aprons or feedbacks.

Peg and Awl

Peg and Awl


Santorisan calls its handicraft “footwear with a soul”

Norwegian Rain

Norwegian Rain’s coolest of cool poncho rain cape with sleeve-ettes and detachable wool shearling collar

Himel Bros

Himel Bros. motorcycle inspired leather popover

Liberty Fairs Show AW15

Hickey Freeman’s new creative director David Hart amid some of his new designs

Hickey's classic shearling goes rogue with piecinga

Hickey’s classic shearling goes rogue with piecinga

Hickey Freeman's modern rain gear

Hickey Freeman’s modern rain gear

Liberty Fairs Show AW15

New to Liberty, LA-based Honns — get it? it’s a play on HANDS! — puts its leather gloves that work on touch screens under glass

Give Me Fashion Freedom at Liberty Fairs

The fashion was fast and furious, with Liberty Fairs new Pier 94 venue a great change – show goers enjoyed the show all on one floor, with no stairs to contend with and a wide open layout that lent itself to perusing booths and chatting up vendors in a good humor. Trends ranged from printed nylon shells to printed canvas slip-on shoes.


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