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The Fifth Avenue Man | Modern Men’s Sophistication

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With well-received Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week presentations by labels like Hood By Air, it is evident that everyone is well aware that diverse men's fashion is evolving and important. Saks Fifth Avenue received the memo long ago, and has done something amazing about it.

The renovation featured a total redesign of floors six and seven, dedicated to the sophistication of the modern man. The highlights of the new design, and an indication of where fashion is, and will continually head: shoes, denim, and a dedicated focus on designer labels, such as Alexander McQueen, Burberry London, Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, Versace, Givenchy, Dior and Y3.

For pristine tailoring, The Fifth Avenue Man includes a section specifically for custom tailoring, Made-to-Measure suiting.

The aesthetics of the two floors promise to be as enviable as the garments housed on the racks. To create an open environment, a custom bronze and steel sculpture cuts through the ceiling of the sixth floor, planted on mixed-oak plank flooring from where else, but the Netherlands.

Sophie's is inspired by American fashion designer Sophie Gimbel, the iconic arbiter of style at Saks for nearly 40 years. Award-winning architect Andre Kikoski was selected to create the sleek, contemporary design that defines the Sophie's aesthetic. Barcelona-born chef Alexandro Reyes created the Sophie's menu, which offers an array of globally influenced yet decidedly American cuisine and libations.

January 15th was the press and media event, an invitation only event to become in awe before the store's grand opening. It is just nice to be among the crowd that gets the invite.

For additional information about The Fifth Avenue Man, Saks Fifth Avenue and store openings, visit www.saks.com.