At the Fashion Institute of Technology this evening, best-selling author and Coty Award-winning designer Alan Flusser will be speaking on the subject of menswear and the principals underlying the Art of Permanent Fashion. He will explain the do’s and don’ts of buying and wearing stylish clothes, as well as the formation of an individual dressing style that transcends the fickleness of fashion’s momentary appeal. If you are in New York this evening, you should not miss it. To learn more, click here.
Alan is perhaps best known as the designer of Michael Douglas’ wardrobe for his legendary character Gordon Gekko in the movie Wall Street. However, to end the story at that point would not only do disservice to one of the great masters of classic – and timeless – personal sartorial expression.
In full disclosure, OTC has the distinct pleasure of working with Alan on BeSpeak, his innovative iPhone application which is about to launch a completely upgraded version. Regardless, it goes without saying that Alan Flusser, perhaps more than any other designer understands how a man should dress.
He has an encyclopedic knowledge of menswear and a Rolodex most designers would kill to glance through for even a moment. More so, he has an innate ability to read a person and know what looks right.
Fareed Zakaria, the dapper host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria 360, journalist and author, is a client of Flusser and shining example of modern classic style. He is an elegant gentleman who makes being a global intellectual cool and testament to Alan’s ability to help a man’s personality flow through his wardrobe, not the other way around.
Alan Flusser is very much an active clothier, with an eye pinned to the future. In fact, he is in the process of refining and, in some ways reinterpreting a little, the brand of Alan Flusser. An updated Custom Shop recently debuted in it’s well-known Manhattan localle, a new website is in the works and a revamped iPhone app is ready to drop any day now. He is also garnering some fresh and long-deserved notice by the global glossy style trades.
Nick Foulkes profiles Alan and his influence on menswear in the current issue of British GQ and The Rake recently stopped by to pen an article for an upcoming issue. Though not a contributor – sigh – to the title, OTC agrees that it is one of the best menswear magazines on the market (but you still can’t get it in the States). All in all, we are quite happy that Alan Flusser is being rediscovered by a new generation of gentleman sorely in need of his style and skills.