Master Barber Justin Virgil reimagines vintage themes creating timeless American menswear made in the USA.
What is KICKSTARTER?
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About Justin Virgil:
For the past several years I have worked in New York City as a barber to promote the new American barber movement as well as a return of effortless and eternal style for gentleman. My menswear collection represents an important side of that equation and is available for viewing on my website, justinvirgil.com.
The preview collection has been very well received by major players in the fashion industry with one key objection: there isn't enough of it. I have poured every spare minute and penny into this project and have created something to be proud of, but it is all I am able to create within the required timeline, and on my salary as a barber living in New York City. To be a contender in the menswear marketplace I need to create more styles and sample garments in multiple colors so buyers (stores) can really see the possibilities and the collection can stand out in a crowded room among other menswear lines. To accomplish this I need your help.
The purpose of my KICKSTARTER project is to raise the funds required to build the Fall/Winter 2013 collection and lookbook to show in January, 2013.
What to do with funds if the project is fully backed:
- Purchase fabric and trim from a variety of top quality suppliers across the globe. This includes some shipping costs and duties.
- Purchase garment labels and tags.
- Pay additional patternmakers, and sewers to help construct the garments within the given timeline.
- Pay for dyeing and finishing of certain garments.
- Produce a quality lookbook and press kit to promote the new collection. This includes models, stylist, studio, etc.
If we raise more than the $15,000 project goal:
One of the best ways to show the collection is through a powerful trade show that takes place in New York City in January. Buyers, stores, and media come from all over the world to see what's new and make decisions for the upcoming seasons. Of course there are many expenses associated with such a show like agents, signage, dress forms, etc., and the fees to exhibit are very high. Any extra funds will be applied to these expenses.
How you can help:
Please spread the word about Justin Virgil and A New American Menswwear Movement. Every email sent, mention or share on Facebook and Twitter helps so much. People are usually eager to help someone achieve a dream. I hope you see the possibilities and will pledge your support.
Sizes = Chest
XS = 36
S = 38
M = 40
L = 42
XL = 44
Shipping costs are already included in your pledge. You're all set!
Additional shipping costs are required for all international backers.
Backers in Canada please add to $10 to your pledge
International Backers please add $20 to your pledge
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $15,000 goal
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Aug 6, 2012 - Sep 5, 2012 (30 days)
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Thank you! You will live forever with all pledges on our Wall of Thanks at justinvirgil.comEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Admission for you and a guest to attend the official launch party in New York City (Date & Time TBA)Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Justin Virgil Fern Laurel Lapel Pin (Also included in Thank You Package) & Admission for you and a guest to attend the official launch party in New York City (Date & Time TBA)Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Thank You Package (Includes admission for two to the launch party, Justin Virgil match box, and press booklet)Estimated delivery: May 2013
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62 backers Limited (38 of 100 left)
Limited Edition Justin Virgil Vintage Tee & Thank You Package (Size: XS-XL / Color: Black, White, Natural)Estimated delivery: May 2013
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Justin Virgil Raw Original Denim Trouser & Thank You Package (Waist: 28-30-32-34 Length: 34)Estimated delivery: May 2013
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Justin Virgil Vintage Team Jacket & Thank You Package (Size: XS-XL / Color: Black/Black, Black/Tobacco, Black/Olive Drab)Estimated delivery: May 2013
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Justin Virgil BOHO Blazer & Thank You Package (Size: 36-38-40-42-44 / Color: Black, Tobacco, Navy)Estimated delivery: May 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
Dinner for you and a guest with Justin Virgil to collaborate on your own custom BOHO Blazer with Trouser & Thank You PackageEstimated delivery: May 2013