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Ernest Alexander Sabine launched his eponymous line of men's accessories for the Spring 2009 season and for Fall 2011 the Ernest Alexander New York brand will be entering the ready-to-wear market with wax field jackets and slim button down shirts. Sabine intentionally chose to base his company in New York's Garment District and produce in the US because he wanted to "keep manufacturing alive in America," he says. His family has a long history in the manufacturing industry.
Both his grandmother and great grandmother were seamstresses that came to the States from Europe after World War II. That heritage has inspired Sabine to be meticulous about the details, whether it's the Liberty prints used for his neckties or the contrast lining inside the bags. The same philosophy translates to his new clothing collection which employs English cotton, chambray, and waxed canvas and has details like a matching swatch of fabric under the collar and a pheasant pocket on the jackets.
We know, who knew such a thing even existed?
In addition to the new clothing line, Ernest Alexander New York will expand their accessories collection by introducing a grouping crafted out of nylon canvas ($180-$225) and growing his offerings in soft leathers with new silhouettes such as the overnighter ($895) and folio ($225). All pieces will continue to have the rugged, masculine aesthetic that Sabine is known for and many guys can't get enough of. -Benjamin Liong Setiawan
· Ernest Alexander New York [Official Site]