If you found a listing for the Burkman Bros. in the Merriam Webster Dictionary the definition would read: quality, style, and craftsmanship, for the guy looking to feel comfortable and cool, while giving off an easy, masculine appeal.
For their Fall 2010 collection, Doug and Ben Burkman take us on a journey to Shimla, the Himalayan City which served as the summer capitol of the British Raj, the period of British Colonial rule in South Asia, 1858-1947. The collection “Himalayan High” brilliantly infuses the distinctive influence of the former colonial outpost through Himalayan-inspired graphics, dobby textured weaves, multicolored geometric fairisle and fine gauge merino wool sweaters, along with jersey lined flannel check shirts, light weight chambray, and hooded popovers, all distinctively designed to be layered for a luxuriously cool look.
The Fall collection also offers the brothers, functionally designed hiker inspired pants, in heavy duty chino, flannel lined chino, loose fit chino and my favorite the Ikat print chino.
The collection also includes their Fall accessories line, the Alpine hat, Himalayan scarf and belt, woolen gloves and the ideal answer to the unsightly fanny pack, the canvas waist pack.
With just a few seasons under their belt and a rapidly growing fan base, Doug and Ben Burkman are just getting started and fastly becoming my favorite casual menswear designers. Accompanied with their innate attention to detail and design, I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before we see free standing Burkman Bros. boutiques.
For now The Burkman Bros. Fall 2010 collection is available at Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Fred Segal, Oki-ni, and Isetan Japan.
Also checkout the Burkman Bros. “mini concept shops” at Ron Herman, Odin and Liberty of London.
For more info. http://www.burkmanbros.com