Manolo Padron has been the modern men's hair guru of Northern New Jersey for over 15 years. "Manny" is a Master Barber, Men's Stylist and hair aficionado who has studied under the industry's top stylists.

SUITSUPPLY X HAVANA

SUITSUPPLY X HAVANA

Suit supply brought Soho a taste of Havana as they showcased their collection for Spring 2016 during New York Fashion Week for Men. I had the pleasure of styling the handsome models' hair with the best Unite and GO 24/7 products.

David Gandy has always been a big inspiration when I do hair. 

I aimed for sophisticated and handsome hair, with the twist of a beach look. I wanted each model to have their own personality and keep their character and texture. This way they didn't all look alike. I never believe in forcing hair that doesn't belong. Working with their hair to follow the pattern and allowing it to "speak to me".  

For the SuitSupply S/S 2016 presentation, I envisioned "handsome hair".

For the SuitSupply S/S 2016 presentation, I envisioned "handsome hair".

I see the trends shying away from the neat tight look that were very popular last year.

I see the trends shying away from the neat tight look that were very popular last year.

Instead we emphasized face structure and texture.  By balancing the hair with each models face type, I believe we make the most of their style. 

Instead we emphasized face structure and texture.  By balancing the hair with each models face type, I believe we make the most of their style. 

We used Unite's 7 Seconds and a blowdryer to polish the frizz away.  Then it was a lot of hand combing and blow drying until I found the shape and direction that clicked.  When I saw the shape fit I used texturizer to create a natural texture that was matte and tousled.

Havana is filled with colorful life, 50's automobiles, and professional "full-time" dandies. Suitsupply's Spring 2016 collection is a mash-up of summer-weight cashmere, heavy Irish linens and silks come in sumptuous windowpane plaid and paisley patterns, and are rendered in a color palette that reflects the diverse, centuries-old styles of Havana: from olive green to cherry red to Havana brown, both earth tones and iridescent hues combine to form a perfect amalgam of rustic and decadent influences.  

Suitsupply's collection is a collaboration of the Cuba's historical inspiration with continental tailoring and detailing, a slim but precise fit, and durable, handcrafted construction. The label's Spring 2016 collection is the perfect mix of the present with Havana's past. 

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Our strength lies in our formula: straight, to the point and still personal. Fast and effective. Combining craftsmanship with flair.

There are few things that distract us. This approach enables us to create an environment in which our customers feel that we only have eyes for them. We are there for people who want to be seen."

Latest and Greatest: 

Suitsupply is launching their new men's Spring/Summer 2016 Collection for the 1st ever NY Men's Fashion week July 14th.  Stay Tuned, I'll keep you posted on the show. 

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