Heading out to the Crescent and strolling through the doors of Stanley Korshak means that you are prepared to do some serious shopping. Out-of-towners might be tempted to call it a department store but we know better. Once you are inside those doors you are transformed into royalty as your every need is seen to by the exceptionally attentive staff. Although the real Stanley Korshak opened his store in Chicago in 1909, Dallas welcomed it with open arms when the original store closed and Dallas oil heiress Caroline Rose Hunt bought the rights to the name and opened it in the courtyard of of shops at the Crescent Hotel in Dallas in 1986. Dallasites have been enthusiastically attending bourbon tastings, trying on Laurence Dacade boots (hello black studded Gatsby), and taking home Rene Escobar jewelry since the moment they unlocked the doors.
It stands to reason if a manufacturer who dealt in Italian handcrafted menswear was going to debut their line in Dallas he wouldn’t want it to be anywhere else but Stanley Korshak.
Brett Johnson Collection is a menswear collection that debuted a couple of years ago with all made in Italy manufacturing. He announced this week that he would be partnering with Stanley Korshak to bring the collection to Dallas with an instore sales program. They’ve had two very successful designer trunk shows here in the past but this is the first time the line will be available on an ongoing basis.
The designer says that he enjoys working in DFW. “The clientele knows exactly what he wants; a fashionable, functional outfit that fits his active lifestyle. ..”
The latest Brett Johnson styles bring the fluid visual lines of Florence to the clothes. His passion for design and his attention to detail provide men with timeless, architectural clothes that fit. The silhouette is modern but the technique is purely old-fashioned craftsmanship — refined tailoring and detailed finishing. It’s perfect for the active, professional man who takes care of himself and enjoys the quality and luxury of this lifestyle brand. For example, our personal favorite from the Fall 2015 collection is a black leather and suede varsity style bomber jacket with raglan sleeves and suede cuffs. The lambskin leather is butter soft and the bomber is cut for a snug fit.
It’s style, quality, and craftsmanship like this that gets us excited about the partnership with Stanley Korshak. Because, while the SO is admiring how he looks in the bomber we can slip over to the shoe department for a little glass slipper time.