with fall officially in full swing, we’re bringing out an arsenal of our favorite blazers. our men’s stylist shows us how to rock a Ludlow blazer and a men’s Ludlow slim suit pant even better than the boys.
Ashley wears the women’s Ludlow blazer in glen plaid Italian wool and men’s Ludlow slim suit pant in Italian wool flannel. Where are you from originally?
Toronto, Canada. When did you realize you wanted to work in fashion?
My career in fashion technically began in 1983 at eight months old! I was put on the cover of a fashion magazine when my mom was working as a set stylist. I was always fascinated by personal style, how you could assemble clothing to create a mood. What men’s items are you constantly stealing from the boys?
Suiting and boots. I can almost always be found wearing a Chelsea boot and a loose T-shirt with a suit jacket thrown on top. An oversize cashmere sweater will also do the trick. What do you like about the Ludlow blazer?
The tailoring is impeccable. For my look, I grabbed a pair of my men’s Ludlow suit pants in the same Barberis fabric. I absolutely love wearing a man’s suit. For me, it’s like slipping into sweatpants. Who are some of your style icons?
For tomboy style, the stylist Anastasia Barbieri. For menswear style, the designer Christophe Lemaire. What’s your favorite thing about your job?
I am constantly learning about tailoring and design. The team of people I work with every day are so talented and focused on their craft. And I get to work with and dress lovely, interesting gentlemen. You’re in a band too, can you tell us a bit about that?
We are called VBA and we just recorded a split cassette of rare tracks and improvisation with Kurt Vile. Where do you look for inspiration?
I am constantly inspired by music, live performances and my friends’ art. These days, I’ve been spending a lot of time in the Bushwick neighborhood where our studio space is located. I get to see what all the hip kids are wearing. (According to them, the ’90s are definitely back.) Photography by Bryan Derballa.
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