I love all things with a strong heritage. I have always loved collecting vintage because it has a heritage and a story behind each piece. There are many reasons why I have recently fell in love with Haggar, but their strong Dallas heritage has to be one of the most fascinating reasons.
J.M. Haggar started his company in a single room office in Dallas in 1926. It is now the industry leader in quality menswear all over the world. He was always leading the industry into new technology like in 1938, sensing that men needed more options, he created Slacks, a category of pants that bridged a man’s dress and casual wardrobe. He also was the first to introduce the first pant hanger, size strip sticker, wrinkle free cotton pants and suit separates. The company continues this innovative heritage by being one of the first mainstream apparel brands to use sustainable materials across several products, including its award winning LK Life Khaki brand. I was just at the corporate office where I got a peek of this amazing pant that was made out of 7 water bottles. It felt amazing, the color was to die for and it was completely recycled from used water bottles.
Such an amazing legacy J.M. Haggar left and what a blessed heritage that Haggar has today!
I got a tour of Haggar University at corporate and I got to see all the amazing new trends in menswear. I was BLOWN away by their new retro line of plaid pants. These are any hipsters dream. They are to die for!
The amazing creative director and designer of this brand is Rafael Soto. His background includes a two year collaboration /designing with, “Diesel”, Europe’s largest denim manufacturer to designing and producing denim and sportswear for “Union”, a small Premium Denim brand distributed at fine store’s through out the U.S., like Fred Segal, Nordstrom, Nieman Marcus, and Barneys. He is joined by stylist extrodinaire, Troy Steakley who has previously been at Neiman Marcus as the Men’s Visual Stylist, and the Georgio Armani Coporate office in New York as the Merchandise Coordinator and Senior Merchandise Coordinator for Armani Collezioni and Armani Jean the US.
We are so honored to have them be part of the Trend Next show, November 23.
P.S. do those pants come in girls sizing, because I cant stop thinking about them!
Blessings and prosperity!