Road to (capsule) | A Moment with Crescent Down Works’ Anne Michelson

Road to (capsule) | A Moment with Crescent Down Works' Anne Michelson

Road to (capsule) is a Por Homme exclusive, made possible by the good folks behind the (capsule) tradeshow, and of course, the person(s) being interviewed. We ask each designer a few questions that help to give us — as fans, readers, observers, whatever — a better understanding of what makes these gifted individuals tick. The questions are fairly uniform, but as you’ll see, the answers are far from that. The (capsule) show invades New York January 16th and 17th, giving viewers first looks at Fall/Winter 2012 collections from the industry’s most reputable men’s labels.

Anne Michelson founded Crescent Down Works in the mid-seventies and nearly 40 years later, the brand is still as relevant as ever, this time to a completely new audience. To reach them in a more intimate environment, Anne and her team is prepping for their first-ever showing at the (capsule) New York. We had the opportunity to interview Anne to see how the brand has evolved over the years and what 2012 will bring for the Seattle-based label.

Road to (capsule) | A Moment with Ovadia & Sons’ Ariel Ovadia

Ariel of Ovadia & Sons Interview for Road to (capsule)

Road to (capsule) is a Por Homme exclusive, made possible by the good folks behind the (capsule) tradeshow, and of course, the person(s) being interviewed. We ask each designer a few questions that help to give us — as fans, readers, observers, whatever — a better understanding of what makes these gifted individuals tick. The questions are fairly uniform, but as you’ll see, the answers are far from that. The (capsule) show invades New York January 16th and 17th, giving viewers first looks at Fall/Winter 2012 collections from the industry’s most reputable men’s labels.

We recently had the opportunity to connect with Ariel, one-half of New York-based label Ovadia & Sons, ahead of their viewing at this month’s (capsule) show in New York. Along with his twin brother, Shimon, the duo has been able to really get some serious recognition since launching last spring. The goods from their F/W ’11 collection can be found at New York’s C.H.C.M. and online through their own boutique as well as Park & Bond. Here’s what Ariel had to say as the entire Ovadia & Sons team preps for (capsule) New York.

Road to (capsule) | A Moment with Onia’s Carl Cunow

Road to (capsule) | A Moment with Onia's Carl Cunow

Road to (capsule) is a Por Homme exclusive, made possible by the good folks behind the (capsule) tradeshow, and of course, the person(s) being interviewed. We ask each designer a few questions that help to give us — as fans, readers, observers, whatever — a better understanding of what makes these gifted individuals tick. The questions are fairly uniform, but as you’ll see, the answers are far from that. The (capsule) show invades New York July 18th and 19th, giving viewers first looks at Spring/Summer 2012 collections from the industry’s most reputable men’s labels.

We’re just days away from (capsule) New York and we were fortunate enough to sit down with Onia‘s Carl Cunow. The man’s an experienced vet of the menswear industry (more on that below) and with the help of his small team, he’s been able to really offer a swimwear brand that’s a cut above the rest. I personally stopped by their showroom not too long ago and I was really able to see why Onia is growing at an unstoppable pace. Carl’s a gifted talent and he’s shown that his brand is here to stay. Check out what he had to say as he and his team get ready for (capsule) New York.

Road to (capsule) | A Moment with Penfield’s Jamie Barshall

Road to (capsule) | A Moment with Jamie Barshall of Penfield

Road to (capsule) is a Por Homme exclusive, made possible by the good folks behind the (capsule) tradeshow, and of course, the person(s) being interviewed. We ask each designer five questions that help to give us — as fans, readers, observers, whatever — a better understanding of what makes these gifted individuals tick. The questions are fairly uniform, but as you’ll see, the answers are far from that. The (capsule) show invades New York July 19th and 20th, giving viewers first looks at Spring/Summer 2011 collections from the industry’s most reputable men’s labels.

We continue on the Road to (capsule) with a sitdown with Penfield CEO Jamie Barshall. 2010 is a huge year for Penfield, as the Massachusetts-based label is celebrating its 35-year anniversary. We’ve highlighted several Penfield products in the past, most recently their Hudson Wax Cloth jackets. Hit the jump to see what New England’s finest garment maker is up to as it gets set for (capsule) New York.

Road to (capsule) | A Moment with Jeff Staple

Road to (capsule) New York: A Moment with Jeff Staple [Interview]

Road to (capsule) is a Por Homme exclusive, made possible by the good folks behind the (capsule) tradeshow, and of course, the person(s) being interviewed. We ask each designer five questions that help to give us — as fans, readers, observers, whatever — a better understanding of what makes these gifted individuals tick. The questions are fairly uniform, but as you’ll see, the answers are far from that. The (capsule) show invades New York July 19th and 20th, giving viewers first looks at Spring/Summer 2011 collections from the industry’s most reputable men’s labels.

We kick off Road to (capsule) with a sit down with Jeff Staple, the Founder and Creative Director of Staple Design and Reed Space (among a host of other things). Beyond being one of New York’s most-gifted individuals, Jeff’s also a class act and one of the most genuine people you’ll ever meet. Well let’s get to it, shall we? Hit the jump.