In the past couple of months I’ve come to believe that key to a classy summertime wardrobe is in fact a blue blazer. So you can understand why I was immediately drawn to a Style Essentials piece by the founder of Freemans Sporting Club.
Kent Kilroe, co-owner of bespoke menswear store started with a group of friends who appreciated fine tailoring and American-made suit. The project which largely stemmed from the opening of the Freemans restaurant off Bowery, Manhattan was a success. Adhering to its independent roots, the men’s specialty shop focuses on timeless tailoring while also carrying a selection of rare, vintage sportswear pieces. Outfitted with old bicycle seats, classic novels and rustic worktables, the shop offers a quaint sensibility that’s seen its share of impersonations across the city. With the success of FSC, Kilroe and his team extended their footprint to San Francisco and Tokyo, alongside the launch of a barber shop last year in a 200-year-old reclaimed spruce barn in Sawkill, New York.
For Kilroe’s Essentials, a vintage Tudor Submariner and foldable reading glasses are placed next to items from his own label (like an indigo herringbone double-breasted sport coat, dobb kit for their Barbershop, and matches), alongside accessories (ID bracelets, porcelain owl) that remind him of his family. The Viberg Service Boots don’t hurt either. Enjoy!