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McQueen Offers Menswear Service

Alexander McQueen was a creative genius in every sense of the word. His design aesthetic and use of materials was signature to him and unlike any other designer. While fashion lovers everywhere mourn his passing two years ago, his brand continues to evolve and come up with new services.

WWD reported January 17 that the label, which already offers ready-to-wear for men, is teaming up with prestigious tailor Huntsman to provide the “Alexander McQueen by Huntsman” service.

Set to launch in June at the McQueen store on London’s Bond Street, prices for this new service will range from $6900- $8300 American dollars, and take around twelve weeks to make. Clients will be able to select pieces like a single-breasted dinner jacket, black and white Prince of Wales check suit, and black cashmere double-breasted overcoats.

Global consultants Bain & Company recently revealed that the luxury menswear market has been growing at a rate almost double that of women’s wear. The McQueen brand is capitalizing on the niche market. Creative director Sarah Burton explained the launch of the menswear service, “We already offer couture for women, and wanted to add it for men. And, our clients were asking for it. With this service we want to give them beautiful, handcrafted clothes, and emphasize artisanal work.” We can thank McQueen for the reemergence of the dapper man.

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