Mark McNairy AW13 Lands in Store
Posted by Alex Bohea on September 27, 2013
The eagle has landed. Just in at the Great Divide store are some excellent pieces from Mark McNairy’s AW2013 collection. Never one to be quiet or understated, McNasty launches a full assault on the seasons, with some amazing shirting and a superb bomber style jacket with corduroy collar. Constantly tipped as one of America’s best menswear designers, the rarely outspoken McNairy has continued his take on traditional menswear, contrasting the conventional with the contemporary. With inspiration ranging from his patented daisy camouflage to the deranged ‘Big Top Fun’ carnival, you’ll never be bored with a piece of McNairy. Check out our product selection below and keep reading for an interview of Mark and his daughter, Daisy.
Mark McNairy Harris Tweed Jacket (£364.00)
Mark McNairy Zippy Overshirt (£229.00)
Mark McNairy Digi Camo Multi-Pocket Shirt (£164.00)
Mark McNairy Big Top Shirt (£179.00)
Daisy McNairy: How do you feel knowing that you’re cooler than your teenage daughter?
Mark McNairy: I ain't as cool as you, but it's nice to know young people have embraced a geezer like me.
DM: I’m going to college next year. Aside from not getting Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Soap in your genitals, what’s another important piece of advice you'd like me to take?
MM: That one is hard to beat. Another piece of good advice is to listen to Jackson Browne's "The Only Child" from time to time.
DM: If the fashion industry had rejected you, what other career would you have turned to?
MM: God only knows.
DM: Different collections are obviously inspired by different things. What can you say about this collection? And what consistently inspires you above all else?
MM: I don't make "collections." The moment inspires me.
DM: What’s it like working for people like Jay-Z and Pharrell Williams? And why didn’t you take me with you to Pharrell’s house in Miami? MM: I don't work for anybody. I work for everybody and I work with a lot of people. Jay and Pharrell are true gentlemen. I am a lucky dude.
DM: How do you think you’ve managed to make such an impression on the fashion world? MM: After 25 years of doing this, I have finally learned to be myself, and not to give a f*** about what other people do and say.
DM: I want to be a doctor, so I'm interested in helping people and making their lives better. What do you think that clothes can do for a person?
MM: Other than love and friends and family, music has been the thing that helps me get through "rocky ground." After that, it is clothing. I know how good it makes me feel to get new shoes or clothing, and I hope that I can bring that same joy to others by doing what I do.
DM: Do I get some of the clothes for doing this? I am, after all, the inspiration... MM: McNasty taught you well. Anything you want, you got it.
(Thanks to Opening Ceremony for the interview)