NOTHING SAYS GENTLEMAN THIS SEASON LIKE A LINEN BLAZER, A CONTRASTING POCKET SQUARE, SHINED SHOES AND A STERLING SILVER TIE CLIP.
This week we are putting the spotlight on a brand that brings you all these handsome pieces and even adds another dimension to the list; global citizenship. Not sure if that quite fits the “gentleman” look? Check out Apolis, a menswear brand for the modern James Dean mixed with a present day superman. Unapologetically classy and saving a few lives along the way.
Apolis means global citizen and this brand was created to empower communities around the world by ensuring that everyone that takes part in its creation worldwide has access to the global marketplace. Two brothers, Raan and Shea Parton, started the brand in L.A. and though creating advocacy through the fashion industry can sound like a tall order, these guys specialize in the basics. Apolis has been featured in issues of GQ and Men’s Health magazines for their basic tees and chinos, creating the perfectly effortless combination so many men are after; polished and perfectly comfortable.
Each piece by Apolis can be tracked to a specific project. The Peru Project, for instance, has been up and running for almost 3,000 days in Lima. Over those days, Apolis has employed over 20 artisans to create almost 16, 000 trendy alpaca beanies, yarn sweaters and Henleys. This brand encourages you to be curious about what you buy, because each of their pieces come with a mini crash course in the history of the country it comes from, and the community of people that created it for you.
Apolis is the one stop shop for today’s man who knows that a market tote does come in handy for grocery shopping and that a locally made sandlewood clove scented candle can totally transform the man cave! Check out their website for more manly candle scents 😉
By Laura Francois