New York is abuzz with the Burkman Brothers and their debut menswear collection for Spring 2009. We visited the Canadian twins Doug (above left) and Ben (above right) Burkman in their NYC penthouse showroom, where we saw highlights from the Spring 2009 collection and the full Fall 2009 collection, which we've got here exclusively for you in these Cool Hunting Rough Cut videos.
The success of the line is due to three things: Doug and Ben design their own fabrics, which they have made at factories they've worked with for years; The clothes feel great. They are modern, masculine, comfortable and fittedâ€”and feature nicely designed details that don't get in the way but also don't go unnoticed; and lastly the passion of the twins themselves (does that make four things?), who have honed their skills designing at Gap and use their passion for traveling as the inspiration for their collections.
The Spring collection debuted at Barneys Madison Avenue store a few weeks ago and will be in other Barney's stores across the country in the next week or so. It's also available at Bergdorf Goodman's Men's Store in New York City, and at Ron Herman in Los Angeles. Check here for other stores.
This CH Rough Cut video introduces the Burkman Brothers. They tell us about the inspiration and philosophy behind their line, and show us some of their Fall 2009 product.
The second Rough Cut video, after the jump, is an extended look at the full Fall 2009 collection and highlights from the Spring 2009 collection currently in stores.