Thaddeus O’Neil – A Fashion Brand For Vagabonds
When choosing fall essentials, every man knows that it’s those soft, warm and comfortable pieces that will become the staple go-to’s as soon as the cold weather sets in. That’s why for fall 2014, luxury play wear brand, Thaddeus O’Neil, has created an offering of ultra-comfortable pieces that strike the perfect balance between comfort and refinement.
Thaddeus O’Neil is a menswear brand of American luxury play wear inspired by the hobos of the sea. Made by hand in New York City and Japan, the collection features bold prints and textures in relaxed fit garments constructed of the highest quality materials such as wool silk, wool linen, brushed cotton and cashmere.
The new Fall/winter 2014 collection from Thaddeus O’Neil draws inspiration for the collection from the great 19th century French libertine and symbolist poet, Arthur Rimbaud and his work, Illuminations, if you’re familiar. If not, apparently, Thaddeus used its imagery, exploration of the Other, and free verse form as guiding principles for the collection. Sounds completed right? Well, that’s what creativity is and it comes in many forms. From The Bridges Bomber in fine double-faced Italian wool to the Peacoat To A Reason in Italian Pique to the oversized Common Nocturne Hooded Sweaters hand knit in New York from Scottish spun cashmere and silk, this debut autumn/winter collection from Thaddeus O’Neil continues to serve the wearer for both après surf and in the urban sea or simply a walk in the park. Whichever suits your fancy.
Lush earth tones of camels, greys, and indigos are featured prominently throughout the collection, often juxtaposed with bold checkered prints and brightly contrasted textured-blocked panels and details. The interplay of these more subdued colors for AW and their interaction with one another serves as a dominant theme in many pieces and consistently adds an element of the unexpected. Additional key styles within the collection include a fresh take on outerwear, relaxed tops, as well as the exceptionally comfortable cashmere, wool, and silk bottoms.
A lifelong surfer, artist, and New Yorker with a passion for travel and people, Thaddeus fuses all of his experiences and creative impulses into his unorthodox explorative design process, resulting in a truly versatile and personal effect. He seeks to capture the forces of his impressions in his garments, and the Fall/winter 2014 collection of his luxury play wear is certainly no exception.
Thaddeus O’Neil is available at Saks Fifth Avenue (New York), Ron Herman (LA + Tokyo), Barney’s (Tokyo), Beams (Tokyo), as well as other select retailers worldwide.