10 Minutes With: Marshall Anthony Menswear
Glamazons, let’s admit it. We are always taking something from the boys: boyfriend jeans & blazers, oxfords and now it seems that women wearing bow ties are what’s hot in the streets.
Need evidence? See Rihanna, Rachel Bilson, or Diane Kruger above rocking bow ties on several occasions. So when we got the chance to chat up Darhol Anthony and Caron Gabriel of Marshall Anthony, we jumped at it! They design such a unique, fashion-forward brand that we knew you guys and dolls would appreciate.
Glamazons Blog: For those who may not be familiar with Marshall Anthony, tell us about the brand and how you got your start in this industry?
Darhel Anthony: Marshall Anthony is a deluxe menswear clothier and lifestyle brand owned by fashion designers Darhel Anthony and Caron Gabriel. Founded in 2009 by myself, the brand featured an original offering of handcrafted bow ties, true to traditional proportion, classic widths, and patterns.
Glamazons Blog: Explain to our readers the inspiration behind your brand.
Caron Gabriel: Becoming more and more dissatisfied with the sartorial style of modern man, we decided we needed to share our vision of the modern day gentleman with the world. Marshall Anthony is evolving into a complete deluxe menswear line with a keen focus on proportion, fit, and timeless style.
Glamazons Blog: What are the four most important elements of a man’s wardrobe?
DA: A survival kit if you will, for any man, if condensed into four items would consist of a navy blazer, a charcoal grey suit, a pair of dark wash jeans, and a pair of brown oxfords. With these items in place, he’ll find himself prepared for almost any occasion.
Glamazons Blog: What type of man wears Marshall Anthony designs?
CG: Refined, witty, observant, and confident. He is a gentleman of effortless style.
Glamazons Blog: In a generation where baggy jeans and oversized tees are the norm, what made you decide to market neckwear and accessories?
DA: Ties are the mark of a gentleman. They are somewhat symbolic of a transformation into refinement, which every man should make at some point in his life. Also, I started out hand making our product line, which is still done on occasion, and I believe that adds a measure of substance to our line.
Glamazons Blog: What’s next for Marshall Anthony? Any dreams of taking over Fashion Week?
CG: To date, Marshall Anthony has expanded its offering to include ready to wear and made to measure shirting. The brand maintains a deluxe seasonal offering of handcrafted neckties, bow ties, pocket squares, and braces. Soon to emerge, Marshall Anthony will become a fully functional menswear line. The brand will carry vertical product from umbrellas to shoes, everything necessary for the modern day gentleman.
You’re ready to wear some of these pieces as your own, aren’t you Glamazons? We knew it.
Interview by: Krystal Franklin