Post war military outerwear is always timeless and ripe for reinvention. So hold attention for Cadet, a modern menswear brand handcrafted right in Brooklyn. They’ve combined inspiration from the post war era with “Made in America” clothing. The brand gives a modern salute to clothes that will last long and look great.
The creative duo behind the brand, Raul Arevalo and Brad Schmidt, set up production in Bushwick setting precedence for clothing made –and sold – locally. Their first boutique opened in Williamsburg in 2012. Since then shops have popped up this year in the East Village and more recently the Meatingpacking District. Aside from their badass Fall/Winter 2013 line (see above) you can also have custom tailored items created.
And the best part about Cadet? It won’t break the bank. Their outwear runs from $170-$900 on the high-end. Cadet offers shirts and knits; pants and even swimwear between $150-$300. Whether you get the Classic Cadet Peacoat or a button down Patrol Shirt they’ll have something in your budget.
Cadet’s concept is to keep their brand locally and ethically sourced. Don’t be surprised if you also find Arevalo or Schmidt at the register. They take pride in adding that local charm. With all the clothes created by NYC-based tailors, and overseen by Arevalo and Schmidt, they are high quality inside and out. Arevalo studied menswear at the Fashion Institute of Technology and has done technical design for brands from Barney’s to Club Monaco. He’s responsible for the clean lines and crisp aesthetic. Schmidt is an online retail guru who manages the production and ethical sourcing for the brand.
Stop in at one of their New York boutiques or shop online at www.cadetusa.com