What award-winning menswear designer worked for both Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, has an amazing store in Soho, has a very successful eponymous clothing line as well as a collaboration with a popular shoe line and really gets the needs of his clientele? Give up? It is the amazing John Varvatos , one of my all time favorites.
The clothes are the kind that are well-made, and have that broken-in feeling even though they are created in sumptuous fabrics and hues (sound familiar?). His clean, minimalist aesthetic reflect his design pedigree as former VP of menswear for Polo Ralph Lauren and former head of menswear for Calvin Klein. So how giddy was I then, this past holiday season, when I discovered that Zappos.com carried some of the line. We carry the great 100% cotton pullovers, the modern short-sleeved polos and the “steal it from the boyfriend’s closet” soft graphic tees. So ladies, shop for him but snag a few for yourself. I know I will.