Hand-crafted in New York City, this luxurious men’s robe is made of exquisite, full-bodied linen from Ulster in the north of Ireland. Generously cut, the garment features a shawl collar with piping details; full-length set-in sleeves; one chest pocket, and two hip pockets, all with piping details; and a wrap belt. Extending to the lower calf, the robe is a perfect complement to pajama or just briefs.
Care: Remove belt from loops before handwashing robe and belt in cold water with mild detergent; drip-dry; iron with a steam iron on linen setting. Alternatively, the robe may be professionally dry-cleaned.
Leather Scarf Is Inaugural Product At Wayne James Ltd.com Concepts Store
Fashion designer Wayne James has launched his much-anticipated online Concepts Store, www.WayneJamesLtd.com. And the inaugural Concept is an extraordinary, exquisite, leather scarf made of an ultra-thin, über-supple, top-grain cowhide. Available in two earthy colors, cognac, and natural, the “buttery-soft” scarf measures 18” wide and 72” long and is handmade in the USA of one, continuous, seamless cut of luxurious imported leather. The Wayne James insignia—an interlocking WJ established in 1986—is discreetly debossed into one corner of the scarf, imparting the designer’s stamp of approval and mark of authenticity.
“A leather scarf is unique, even in the creative world of fashion,” James said. “There’s nothing like it out there. It is truly a new concept, and I am happy to introduce it to the world.
“The purpose of the Concepts Store is to debut cutting-edge products—things that even “fashionistas” and “style-influencers” have never heard of, seen, or dreamt of before,” James said.
The concept of a leather scarf was literally and figuratively on the company’s drawing board for 20 years—waiting patiently until James could source a super-soft cowhide that was wide enough and long enough to craft the scarf from a single cut of leather. Then, in 2021, James identified such a leather—a sanded, lightly buffed, top-grain hide cut to .78mm-1.19mm (1/32” to 3/64”) thin. One of the cornerstones of James’ Fall/Winter 2022 Collection, the leather scarf is being premiered at the online Concepts Store in the summer of 2021.
“This leather scarf is the type of accessory that punctuates a wardrobe,” James said. “It is to a fall/winter wardrobe what an exclamation mark is to a sentence. Whether paired with a wool crewneck sweater or Scottish tweed sport coat in the fall, or a suede or cashmere coat in the winter, the scarf makes a fashion statement: the wearer has a lot of confidence and personal style.
“And what’s great, too, is that the scarf mellows as it is worn and ages, draping around the neck like a second skin,” James said. “This is an investment piece: it is classic and it is timeless. It’s the type of fashion accessory that becomes storied, that is passed from one generation to the next,” James concluded.”