Mel Schott, who created a successful business centered around his father’s leather motorcycle jacket, has died at the age of 94. He passed away last week at JFK Memorial Hospital in Atlantis, Fla., from pneumonia after a 20-plus year battle with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a spokesperson from Schott NYC, the brand operated by the fourth generation of the founding family. Melvin Schott was born in Brooklyn and grew up working with his father Irving at the company’s Lower East Side store and factory creating modern-day motorcycle jackets and selling them door to door. He took a break from the business by enlisting in the Marines during World War II where he was wounded during the Iwo Jima conflict in February of 1945 and subsequently awarded the Purple Heart Medal. After returning home, he sold the Perfecto motorcycle jacket, with its asymmetric, belted silhouette, through motorcycle parts catalogue distributors and Harley-Davidson dealerships. In 1953, Marlon Brando wore one of the jackets in the film, ”The Wild One,” putting the jacket on the map. In the Sixties, the collection was expanded to sportswear retailers, Army surplus stores and uniformed police forces in the U.S. and was also distributed in Europe and Japan.Read More...
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Hanro is launching an accessories collection for the first time this year and the cozy lineup is designed to keep you warm during the cold months ahead. The assortment, which includes wool beanies, scarves and socks, comes in earthy shades, such as antique gold, strong olive and major blue. It pairs well with Hanro’s fall 2019 collection and other wardrobe staples, like shirts, jackets and loungewear, that are great for chilly weather, according to the company. “This season, we have decided to include accessories in our collection for the first time due to the high level of customer demand,” said Jan Snodgrass, president of Hanro. “So far, the accessories have been very well received by retailers.” Hanro’s accessories have a versatile design, making them optimal to wear during leisure activities like brunch or yoga. The collection, which channels Hanro’s modern-meets-comfort look, is a lifeline to Hanro’s loungewear. While loungewear is transitioning into other types of fashion, including ath-leisure and workwear, Hanro is leading the movement with a bold initiative: creating lingerie (daywear) that can easily coordinate with loungewear. More accessories will also be part of this new direction, including silk scarves and belts for spring 2020. Hanro’s fall 2019 collection, which will be available in September,Read More...
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