A trip to New York is not complete without a walk down Madison Avenue, a catwalk filled with fashion houses from around the world. From icons of industry to small boutiques, Madison is home and guests are welcomed with open arms.
A Dallas native, Hadleigh’s, recently opened their doors on Madison with an eye-catching display one can't miss. They offer both men's and women's clothing, from their ready-to-wear collection or made to measure. There's a sense of old world charm in the place but with youthful exuberance. As luck would have it, Mr. Khan, bespoke coordinator for the atelier was visiting from Dallas and gave an excellent overview of the tasteful selection Hadleigh’s has to offer for men. Along with a well thought out RTW offering showcasing clean aesthetics, made-to-measure is also an option for those tougher body types or special commissions. In-stock and fitting pieces are on hand to give you a true measure of the artisanal clothing. Almost everything is handmade by expert craftsmen in Italy, England or Spain.
Each piece is crafted with the utmost attention to detail, and colors are conservative urbanite with just the right amount of bold. A mix of blues and grays is predominant and echo the brand's livery. The resulting careful color selection is such that you can wear pretty much any outfit to either the office or a social gathering and mix and match between pieces. We were particularly impressed by the fabric selection in just the right shades. In addition, the shirts were stellar, encompassing a variety from beautifully soft but sturdy flannels to dressy cottons. The shirt collar shapes also match the in-house and Cesare Attolini suiting very well with just the right height and point-length to frame the face regally. The shirts are all made with hand-made button holes, pick stitching and rippled waterfall shoulders. Of particular mention is the in-house suiting’s soft roped shoulder which looked spectacular on Mr. Khan.
The store carries an exceptional array of curated products developed in good taste from various makers. A man’s wardrobe would be incomplete without the right caliber of shoe, and thus, there is a selection of Gaziano and Girling and George Cleverley models. Favored primarily is the faux lace-up style of shoe which was available in navy shades and black. The ties are also available in multi-fold construction in understated yet elegant textures and colors which easily work with the suitings without being garish.
We look forward to visiting them again soon in New York and also to one day visit the Dallas flagship of this beautifully curated menswear destination. Though New York may present much competition along Madison Avenue, the careful guiding hand of the founders of Hadleigh’s allows a man to walk in and walk out looking elegant and, most importantly, confident.
All photos courtesy of Hadleigh's.