GRUNGY GENTLEMAN, NEW YORK- BASED FULL-SERVICE LIFESTYLE BRAND, DEBUTS “A SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION” EXCLUSIVE FOR MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
Designer Jace Lipstein Will Debut Grungy Gentleman x New York Knicks/Rangers Hats Exclusively for MSG Next Week Followed By The Full Apparel Collection Launch During New York Fashion Week: Men’s in February 2017
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New York, NY- December 16, 2016 – NYC designer and founder of Grungy Gentleman, Jace Lipstein, will bring his signature six-stripe insignia to Madison Square Garden beginning next week for the launch of “A Special Anniversary Collection by Grungy Gentleman.” Exclusive for the World’s Most Famous Arena, Lipstein will launch his Grungy Gentleman x New York Rangers hats this Sunday, December 18th in celebration of the team’s 90th Anniversary, followed by the Grungy Gentleman x New York Knicks hats on Tuesday, December 20th to commemorate the franchise’s 70th Anniversary at the Garden.
The first item to launch from “A Special Anniversary Collection by Grungy Gentleman” will be a Grungy Gentleman x Mitchell & Ness hat collaboration for the New York Rangers exclusive for MSG and debuting this Sunday, December 18th during the team’s match up against the New Jersey Devils. The headwear is comprised of 20% wool and 80% acrylic. The snap back hat will feature the team’s signature blue as the base color, a flat brim, and Grungy Gentleman’s recognizable six-stripe pattern on the front with alternating red and white stripes. Finally, the New York Rangers logo will be displayed on the side, while an understated monochromatic GG logo is displayed on the other side. The hat will retail for $46.00 and will be available for purchase exclusively at retail stores inside MSG and on GrungyGentleman.com.
The Grungy Gentleman x New York Knicks hats will debut the following Tuesday, December 20th at the Garden to commemorate the Knicks 70th Anniversary. Also, produced by Mitchell & Ness, the exclusive Knicks hats for MSG will launch as the Knicks take on the Indiana Pacers. Available in both navy and white base colors, the Knicks snap back will feature six blue and orange alternating stripes on the front, along with the team’s logo on the side and faint monochromatic GG logo on the other side. Like Lipstein, Mitchell & Ness displays a passion for athleisure fashion, and the exclusive Rangers and Knicks hats look to seamlessly integrate their style into the collection. The hat will also retail for $46.00.
“A Special Anniversary Collection by Grungy Gentleman is so special as we- a unified city- celebrate the Rangers’ 90th Anniversary and the Knicks’ 70th Anniversary in the World’s Most Famous Arena. To be a part of such a momentous occasion at the Garden is to be a part of New York City at its core, and I am excited to share my designs merging style with sports to help men- and women alike- accentuate their boldness, athleticism, and individuality.” – Jace Lipstein, Designer and Founder, Grungy Gentleman.
The remaining apparel from A Special Anniversary Collection by Grungy Gentleman will launch in February 2017 during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. The line boasts everything from short sleeve t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, hoodies, bomber jackets, and sweat pants. The collection experiments with garment structure and texture. Design is clean and non-traditional, yet made cohesive through the neutral palette and patterns with the brand’s trademark six-stripe design incorporated throughout. Each team’s color palette will combine with mixed integration of luxury fabrics and a sporty vibe to lend the collection an inspired and rebellious feel, and as always, fit to suit the gentleman.
Grungy Gentleman continually combines design with applied creativity. Beyond a fashion label, the company doubles as an agency equipped with the expertise to consult and converge sports, fashion, and entertainment into one innovative culture. Each piece looks to suit and inspire the man who is bold, brilliant, passionate and has fierce taste. By pairing such motivations with a stylistic finesse of masculine simplicity, the brand has found shining praise and renowned following from top names in the sports, music, and entertainment industries.
Through a combination of design and creativity, Grungy Gentleman aims to leverage fashion as a personal branding tool for the rebel spirit, the fierce go-getter, and the risk taker. For more information on Grungy Gentleman, please visit: www.grungygentleman.com.
ABOUT GRUNGY GENTLEMAN
Grungy Gentleman is a New York born menswear brand and creative culture that seamlessly fuses fashion, lifestyle, sports, arts, entertainment, and media. Founded by 31-year old Manhattan resident and sports fanatic Jace Lipstein in 2010 after a chance run-in with the designer of one of his favorite brands, rag + bone, Grungy Gentleman is driven to create an innovative culture where fashion, sports, and entertainment converge. The brand strives to promote the expression of individuality to both high fashion and urban cultures through its product lines, website, and e-store. Grungy Gentleman’s past runway shows include a Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week runway show featuring Jadakiss, Styles P, Sheek Louch and Juelz Santana; New York Fashion Week: Men’s runway show in February 2016, which featured several NFL players such as Eric Decker (NY Jets), JT Thomas (NY Giants), and Marcedes Lewis (Jacksonville Jaguars). It also featured UFC superstar Chris Weidman, and actor/musician Mack Wilds. In February 2016, the brand was chosen to style the first ever NFL runway show at Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco, California; And most recently, Grungy Gentleman returned to New York Fashion Week: Men’s in July 2016 where Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy) opened GG’s fifth runway show. Chris Paul (LA Clippers), and Dwayne Wade (Chicago Bulls), among many more, have also worn the lifestyle brand’s apparel and accessories.
ABOUT THE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN COMPANY
The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment that presents or hosts a broad array of world-class events – including concerts, sporting events, family shows and special events – in an unparalleled mix of celebrated venues that span four of the nation’s largest entertainment markets. Those venues are: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston. In addition, MSG has a diverse collection of properties that includes some of the most widely-recognized sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA), along with two development league teams -- the Westchester Knicks (NBADL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). The Company also features popular original entertainment productions -- the Christmas Spectacular and New York Spectacular – both starring the Radio City Rockettes, and through Boston Calling Events, produces outdoor festivals, including New England’s premier Boston Calling Music Festival. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com.
ABOUT MITCHELL & NESS
Founded as a golf and tennis company in 1904, Mitchell & Ness Sporting Goods provided on-field uniforms to the Philadelphia Eagles, Athletics, and Phillies as early as 1933. The Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Company was created in the 1980's based on the idea to resurrect authentic jerseys significant to sports history. As the pioneer in this field, Mitchell & Ness is known worldwide for its authentic classic jerseys. The company holds licenses from the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL and NCAA to produce premium apparel and headwear. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, Mitchell & Ness has been "Defining Authentic" for over 100 years.
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