“innovative”, “classic take with a fresh yet unexpected
twist”, “an essential accessory”…are what is being said to
describe this amazing new brand.
The Armstrong & Wilson brand of pocket
squares incorporates timeless men’s fashion with a splash of
modern zest using distinct fabrics, bold colors, and a
signature button look to generate a sense of distinction and
personality to the traditional pocket square.
A new, bold brand, Armstrong & Wilson
encourages the individuality of the man who’s not afraid to
stand out amongst the crowd.
dynamic duo and two of Esquire Magazine’s “Best Dressed Real
Men” Ontario Armstrong and Clifton Wilson met in 2000 at The
Art Institute of Philadelphia, who instantly knew the fusion
of their design creativity, and a shared love of traditional
men’s fashion would one day create a great brand. The
collection launched in its first retail location at the pop
up store Boutique77 in October 2010, and has spread like
wild fire ever since. Armstrong & Wilson hit upscale
specialty stores across the U.S. and has reached customers
as far as Hong Kong. Armstrong & Wilson can be found in
Michael Andrews Bespoke (New York), The Shirt Store (New
York), Beau Brummel (New York), Andrew Davis Menswear
(Indiana), Q Custom Clothier (Texas), Craft Workwear (Los
Angeles), Frank DeRito Custom Clothier (Newtown PA), and in
three Beecroft & Bull locations in Richmond, Virginia Beach,
and Charlottesville, Liles Clothing Studio (Raleigh NC).
Recently, the collection caught the attention of GQ
magazine, which featured them on their website.
The look has a
well placed detail the button, which is seen in flowers,
wood, silk, or bone and in all shapes and colors. “It was a
symbol of uniqueness, and giving a signature look” -Clifton
The story of the
box… “Presentation is everything to us.” says From a young
age I thought everything that came in wood box was elegant
with value.” That is what they want to express with the
brand displays, as each store gets a beautiful wooden box
with the engraved Armstrong & Wilson button logo and the tag
line “It’s Okay To Be A Square”, a colorful inside lining,
and a custom gold name plate.
Celebrities getting the A&W bug are musician/actor Mos Def,
Grammy Award Winner Anthony Hamilton, Hidden Beach Records
artist Jeff Bradshaw, Def Jam recording artist Abraham
McDonald, and ESPN’s own Michael Smith have donned Armstrong
Armstrong & Wilson understands it’s
great to give back, as they donated $5,000 worth of pocket
squares to Career Gear 12th Annual Gala which generates
funds, and donated clothing to low-income men to prepare
them for job interviews as well as job placement and
advancement. Armstrong & Wilson is in the process of
designing a signature pocket square for the Happy Hearts
Fund whose mission is to improve children's lives through
educational and sustainable programs in natural disaster
areas, where all proceeds from the squares will be donated
to the fund.