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Fall 2011 Menswear Preview

Woolrich Woolen Mills
"When I started, I wanted to get as far away from the [well-known] outdoor aspect as possible, the hunting and fishing. Woolrich also has a long history of making for the U.S. military, and in the late fifties and early sixties, they had an Ivy League, preppy consumer collection, which not a lot of people know about. Basically, the collection that I did was a mishmash of classic U.S. navy garb and traditional Ivy League garb." —Mark McNairy

Mark McNairy, formerly of J.Press and the designer of Mark McNairy New Amsterdam, takes over creative direction of Woolrich Woolen Mills from Engineered Garments' Daiki Suzuki this season. He shows his first collection for the label in Milan on January 17.

Photo: Courtesy of Woolrich Woolen Mills