Monday, November 22, 2010

Ron & Ron

Ron & Ron, a menswear fashion label specializing in made-to-measure suits, was established in 1999 by twin brothers Ronald and Rony Delice.
The Ron & Ron label was noticed almost immediately, receiving critical acclaim from the leading periodicals. It quickly gained popularity among a host of celebrities such as Will Smith, Samuel L. Jackson, Courtney B. Vance, D.L. Hughley, and Jamie Foxx, renowned musicians like Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, and Sean John “Diddy” Combs, and star pro athletes like Latrell Sprewell, Curtis Martin, and Steve Francis.

To explore the dynamic concept of the Ron & Ron label, one must begin at the roots. The twin designers were born to a seamstress mother and a tailor father in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. They were destined to permeate the concentrated luxury menswear market. Inspired by their lifelong passion and seeking an alternative to the monotonous style of European-inspired minimalist design and limited detailing and sizing, the brothers set out to create something refreshingly different within the very competitive high-end men’s suit industry. Celebrating the essence of their Caribbean heritage, Rony and Ronald have been widely recognized for incorporating brilliant colors with truly remarkable details. The twin brothers often combine red-stitched button holes, contrast piping, top stitching and enhanced peak lapels on slender silhouettes cut from imported Italian cloth.

The Delice brothers developed their sharp eye for detail and penchant for quality by converging the skills they gained while apprenticing within Europe’s most established fashion meccas. After completing their academic studies in New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology, they headed for Italy and France; Rony to the Via Condotti in Rome and Ronald to the Faubourg Saint-Honore in Paris. The twins returned to New York in the late 1980s and began working with Avaram Goldman, then owner of Beau Brummel in Soho. They quickly transitioned from salesclerks to custom tailors for the reputable men’s boutique. Compelled by popularity and growing client demand for the brothers’ own custom-made suits, Goldman approached them with an offer to finance a signature line for the store. By 1998, the duo were on the way to launching their private line, Ron & Ron.

By integrating subtle influences from their cultural background and adding signature detailing, this charismatic duo accentuates timeless, classic tailoring with their own distinctive and versatile touches, giving it a modern appeal. Success of the Ron & Ron label has been contingent on personal dedication and creative integrity within a continuously evolving industry.

Check out some of the images from their latest lookbook.


EMJ said...

It's Omar!

srs said...

who is omar?

Anonymous said...

Omar from the Wire!!! aka Micheal K Williams

srs said...

oh i thought you ment Omar the musician