I have had an unexpected number of requests for this version or that of the Sloop slipon since introduction, and thought it might be useful to find out what people might like to see for next season. There are dark brown calf and dark brown suede on hand, and mid-brown water buffalo in production. I had thought to complement them with a spectator style in mid-brown calf and cream suede apron, and perhaps either a navy and white or an all-cream suede version as well. But what do you think? There are more neckties for the two best ideas, to be announced on June 26.
And in turn that leads me to the winners of the what's next for the ASW store contest. The consensus seems to be socks on the one hand and cufflinks on the other, and I am in discussions with some interesting suppliers of each. My thanks to everyone that sent in their thoughts and especially to Jack Styczynski and the man with the nom de plume JC, our two winners. Enjoy your neckties gentlemen.
Special mention in the originality category goes to Barry Pullen who received a pocket square for his difficult to achieve but otherwise terrific suggestion that I kidnap the staff of Gatto, the Roman bespoke shoemaker, and set them to work making ready to wear models for the store.