Brand Announcement: Frank & Eileen and Owen & Fred
Frank & Eileen
Frank & Eileen is a story of love. It is named in honor of designer Audrey McLoghlin’s grandparents, Frank & Eileen McLoghlin, who began their love story when they married in Co. Wicklow, Ireland in 1947. And it is the company’s hope that everyone feels in love when they wear Frank & Eileen.
Frank & Eileen works exclusively with the finest Italian fabric mill to design and produce their collections. Their fabric partner has been producing the finest Italian fabrics in the world since 1876.
To pay forward the sacrifice her parents made for the American dream, Frank & Eileen production is MADE IN SUNNY CALIFORNIA. Their commitment to Italian fabrics and their California production gives them a product that you can see and feel the difference. There is nothing else like it in the market.
Born in Ireland, woven in Italy, made in sunny California. Frank & Eileen is: The best shirt. Ever.
But you don’t have to take our word for it. Come by Roosevelt & Co. this fall and you’ll be able to see for yourself.
Owen & Fred
Owen & Fred transforms boring into extraordinary. A men’s brand and design company, Owen & Fred is focused on the essential items that men need to make their day excellent. From travel to bathroom to bar, their focus concerns high-quality materials and products designed in Brooklyn and made by manufacturers in the USA.
Founded in 2012 by Michael Arnot. The company began with a wallet. As Mike searched high and low for a new wallet, he found that most products in department stores and even smaller boutiques were poorly made with inferior materials. And when he discovered that American-made goods weren’t as easy to find as he hoped, the search was on for craftsmen and women that could make the products he desired at affordable costs. What Michael found was an enormous source of Americans making great products that he was confident men would want. With an office no bigger than a broom closet and a credit card, Mike opened up the digital doors to Owen & Fred. By the end of that first year, GQ Magazine had named Owen & Fred one its “Best” of 2012, and the company was featured in many blogs and magazines.
Owen & Fred focuses its design on essential items that men need to make their day excellent — from the time they wake until they go to sleep. The company also believes that words matter and you’ll find words – either cheeky or inspiring and sometimes both — hidden on its products. The company aims to release at least one new product per month, always designed in Brooklyn and made in the United States. Products are designed with a man’s day to day life in mind in broad categories including travel (such as bags and luggage tags), home and work (such as bar accessories, pens and pencils) and personal accessories (such as wallets and valet trays).
Because words can be prominent in their design, the use of type is important to the company. Owen & Fred primarily relies on Knockout, a typeface designed in 1994 by Hoeffler & Co, a New York City-based foundry, and Gibson, a typeface designed by Rod MacDonald, one of Canada’s leading designers. Knockout in particular is an authoritative type employed on its shaving kit bags and bottle opener, among other products.
Owen & Fred uses a variety of materials in its products, ranging from cotton canvas, cordura nylon, including ballistic nylon, leather from leading tanneries in the USA such as Horween and Wickett & Craig, Eco-Friendly dyes, stainless steel and brass. Its line of soaps are all natural, vegan and organic.