Marcus Paul

How 3 of New York’s Coolest Guys Are Prepping for Men’s Fashion Week

 

 

With New York Men’s Fashion Week kicking off today—the final leg of a multicity showing of Fall 2017’s menswear collections—the jig, as they say, is up. No longer can the cultural myth that men simply aren’t invested in the fuss of fashion pervade—in fact, they’re central figures these days, and they look great doing so. Which is why we asked three of the coolest attendees to spill the secrets on how they prep for the whirlwind rotation of front rows, backstage appearances, parties, and the possible runway cameo.

From breaking out their most experimental sample sale purchases, channeling Cam’ron in a shock of very manly pink, pumping Migos as they traverse the city en route to show after show, and waiting with bated breath to see if certain NFL quarterbacks show up in the front row, these fashion insiders are prepared for whatever comes their way (Raf Simons, most likely included).

Oh, what, you thought only their female counterparts peacocked?

Here, Marcus Paul, image and creative consultant,  breaks down his Fashion Week guy codes.

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Going Shopping with Stylist Marcus Paul, from Live Nation TV: Stylings

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Live Nation presents its latest episode of its Stylings series, this time featuring none other than rapper Pusha T. In the episode Pusha T and his stylist Marcus Paul go shopping in London, talk about Pusha’s style, the process of his styling, and Pusha’s view on fashion and its impact on his music. During their shopping tour in London, the two pass through Hostem, one of the city’s best boutiques. Pusha also talks about his own brand Play Cloths and how his personal shopping and style influence the brand’s collection. They go on to A. Sauvage to shop tailored suits for Pusha T, because as the president of G.O.O.D. Music, you sometimes also need a suit. Finally they also pass through BY WALID, for some of the most unique one-off fashion pieces that you can find in London. Enjoy the full episode here.

Stylecaster’s 50 Most Stylish New Yorkers, Featuring Marcus Paul at #28

By Samantha Lim, from StyleCaster.com

September is always a big month for fashion—from the glossies’ September issues to stores’ fall collections to the back-to-school frenzy that is autumn in New York—and for us at StyleCaster, it marks the month that we embark on our biggest annual feature:

50 Most Stylish New Yorkers.

Every year, we comb the streets of our home city to find the freshest crop of the city’s style stars—an all-new list every year!—from designers and street style stars to restauranteurs and power brokers.

This year’s roster represents a true-to-life kaleidoscope of the city’s diverse approach to style.

Photographer Adam Katz Sinding, the man behind the vivid snaps of fashionable personalities you’ve likely seen in VogueW, and his own site, Le 21ème, photographed this year’s honorees all over Manhattan, from the tree-lined walls of Central Park to the cobblestoned streets of the Meatpacking District to the graffiti-embellished walls of SoHo.

So what makes a person “stylish”? It’s more than just innovative styling choices and an appetite for high-end labels that make these folks stylish—it’s an appetite for life, approaching projects and life plans with the same sense of joie de vivre with which they approach their outfits. These 50 honorees mix style and culture into their everyday lives with aplomb, and aren’t afraid to push boundaries—inspiring us to do the same.

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Marcus Paul, Stylist and Creative

Marcus Paul has a client list that would make your eyes widen—he’s worked with everyone from Jay-Z to LeBron James—and when you see him in person, you can tell why. He recently launched a limited-edition sweatshirt collection with XXBC, and is setting his sights on footwear next. For Paul, style in New York means being “comfortable and versatile,” dressing to meet the city’s myriad demands. “New York style means having a little edge and self confidence … in other words, being yourself.”

Photo: Adam Katz-Sinding for StyleCaster


Read more: http://stylecaster.com/new-york-style-2014/

 

 

 

XXBC Teams Up With Marcus Paul and Storm Copenhagen for One-of-a-Kind Sweaters

From Complex.com Words by Teofilo Killip

Copenhagen concept shop Storm has been putting Europeans onto forward-thinking styles for quite some time. Now, it’s celebrating its 20th anniversary and has cooked up a collab with XXBC, in partnership with interior designer and stylist Marcus Paul, on next-level sweats worthy of gracing the shop’s shelves. The custom box it comes in isn’t too shabby either.

XXBC was launched in 2012 by designers Alex Lee and Will Thompson, and provides a whole new take on the cozy boy movement, adding unique panels to sweats. This collaboration is no different. Deadstock vintage textiles spiked with paisley and floral motifs are found in the paneling details of a total of 24 sweaters. The antique fabric doesn’t stop at the sweaters, though, because each will come in a box wrapped in embroidered fabric. You’re truly getting a one-of-a-kind item.

These sweatshirts will be available on the Storm website starting Aug. 6. No plane ticket to Copenhagen needed.

All images via XXBC/Vinny Picone

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Check out some additional press for Marcus Paul and XXBC here:

HighSnobiety.com by Alec Leach

Coolhunting.com by David Graver

CreolBrothers.cover.dk article by Mads Emil

XXBC + Marcus Paul Limited Edition Sweatshirts for Storm

The famed stylist lends his eye to the concept store’s 20th anniversary design

Coolhunting.com by David Graver

For two decades, Denmark’s fashion and lifestyle shop Storm has pioneered conceptual retail—ultimately defining style crazes and building a strong international reputation. To celebrate their anniversary, Storm has united NYC streetwear brand XXBC and celebrated stylist Marcus Paul. The result is a high-quality collection of 24 unique sweatshirts crafted from vintage textiles. Meticulously thought out, unlike anything else around and complete with hand-embroidered antique fabric boxes, they are as much a reflection of artistry as they are functional, comfy sweaters.

On his involvement with the project, Paul—the project’s creative director—explains to CH that it all began from a friendship with Storm’s owner Rasmus Storm. “[Storm] has always been on the forefront of fashion for breaking labels and having a well-curated selection. As for XXBC, I’m good friends with Will (one of the co-founders) who later introduced me to his partner Alex. They have great unique products that definitely caught my eye. I wanted to create something special for Storm’s 20th anniversary—and here we are.”

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In many ways, entering the world of apparel is a natural extension of Paul’s other work, including styling Jay-Z and LeBron James. “I’m extremely passionate when it comes to my craft and I love designing; whether it is clothing or interior design. In addition, when I approach any project, I seek a timeless and lasting approach where things can be appreciated 10 to 20 years from now. I think that’s missing in the fast times we are currently living in.”

At the core of the design, one-of-a-kind vintage materials inject floral patterning into swathes of lush gray—all of which the team sourced, and Paul maintains secretive about. “We can’t reveal all our formulas, but I will say that Alex and Will are specialist when it comes to sourcing vintage. We searched high and low for the best vintage fabrications from the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. It took time to curate the selection, but we believe the result was worth the effort.” No two pieces in the collection are the same, though all of them are bound by the masterful team and their vision of something beyond the usual sweatshirt. It’s an appropriate anniversary line for an organization that’s strayed from the norm for 20 years now.

XXBC + Marcus Paul collaborative sweatshirts are available online at Storm, on 6 August 2014, where they will retail for $525.

 

Marcus Paul: Friend of 3×1

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Story by 3×1 Blog
I’ll never forget the first time I saw Marcus in the shop. Not just because he was tall, cool, handsome, and had great style; no, it was probably more due to the fact that the guy standing next to him happened to be 6’7″ and my favorite pitcher for the New York Yankees, CC Sabathia. And that’s how it began…
Over the past couple years, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Marcus a bit, and slowly but surely, the more he hangs out at the shop and the more we get a chance to see him and his clients, the more I realize that he’s become one of the family. Marcus is here often, and on any given day, usually more than once a week, he’ll stop by to order a couple jeans for LeBron James or Tristan Thompson or Wale (to name a few of his famous clients). Every day I see him standing in the back or sitting on one of our chairs working with Josefina, he always makes me smile. A wonderful guy with great style, a big heart (and glasses), and an even bigger smile. Thanks for all the love, Marcus! -Scott Morrison

 

What’s your style philosophy?
Not to sound cliche but it’s all in the details. It’s more interesting to have just a picture of a small detail-then you can dream all the rest around it. Because when you see the whole thing, what is there to imagine?

 

Complex Kits: Marcelo Burlon on His LeBron James Collaboration, Being Friends with Pusha T, and “Techno-Folk” Style

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Complex Kits: Documenting the style of the stars and personalitites who come through our office.

If you aren’t familiar with Marcelo Burlon’s incredibly dope T-shirts by now, then you’re simply not paying attention. With a resume that spans nearly every type of creative field you can think of, the Argentina-native is about to go well beyond tees in his sartorial endeavors. Marcelo came through the office and dropped knowledge on his upcoming LeBron James collab, how he’s homies with Pusha T, and what to expect from his County of Milan label.

Can you tell me what you’re wearing right now?
I’m just wearing a pair of Jordans, Cheap Monday jeans, my own T-shirt, and these sunglasses. They’re new from Milan, called Tyg Spectacles.

What are you doing for New York Fashion Week?
I’m gonna do a party with Opening Ceremony on Pier 57. It’s going to be me and Devendra Banhart playing back-to-back. Also Virgil Abloh. We’re gonna do a hip-hop, disco, and deep house set. We’re gonna make people [whispers] wet. For real.

You have a great relationship with Pusha T. Can you tell us how that started?
Last year I came to New York for Opening Ceremony’s 10-year anniversary, and I met Marcus Paul. We had lunch and he told me about some of his clients. He said Pusha T, and I didn’t know who Pusha T was, but I knew the Clipse because I was a big Pharrell Williams fan.

We couldn’t afford to give any T-shirts to anyone but I pushed my company to launch the brand in December during Art Basel in Miami. So Marcus went to the Webster and they bought 55 pieces and they used it for the first video for Pusha T and Fabolous song “Life is so Exciting.” [Sings] “The life, the life, the life is so exciting!” After the video I said, “Hey, I’d like to do a collaboration with you, Pusha.” We sent him our ideas and he loved it. We met in Paris for dinner, became really good friends, and I think we’re gonna do something together soon.

What’s coming up for Fall ’13?
Collaboration with Marcus Paul and LeBron James. We’re gonna do 1,000 pieces only for my website, for Marcus’ store, and Pusha’s store. That’s a big one. There’s a few other big collaborations that I can’t really say.

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Marcus Paul: The Stylists Behind Your Favorite Celebrities

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From Complex

Client: Pusha T

Simply put, Marcus Paul has a lot of swag. Styling the already fashion-savvy Pusha T means Marcus Paul can put the rapper onto things that other guys won’t pick up as quick. Pusha rocking Ale et Ange’s deadstock fabric snapbacks? You can thank Marcus Paul for that. Rappers wearing Balmain shirts and Balenciaga sneakers? We’re confident that Marcus influenced that wave from the very start.