David Bowie outside of the Carlyle Hotel in 1983.
As pandemic lifestyle forges ahead, even legacy hotel brands are having to restrategize. The Chateau Marmont, for example, was one of the first to break the mold by selling cashmere sweatshirts to raise funds for employees at the start of the pandemic (since, it’s readjusted even further, announcing it will become a members-only club). Similarly, The Beverly Hills Hotel recently announced its own silk pajama collaboration with Shhh Silk. And now Manhattan’s iconic Carlyle hotel is following suit with its own clothing collection.
A surprising (but welcome!) choice for the 1930’s era, Art Deco hotel, The Carlyle collaborated with casual-cool L.A. denim brand, Frame, for the small collection of two sweatshirts and a baseball cap. A diversion from what you might think guests of The Carlyle would wear, the casual line is the hotel’s nod to the new, pared-down way of living.
The baseball cap from the Carlyle’s collaboration with Frame.
Available in clover green and shades of white combinations, each piece is branded with The Carlyle’s iconic crest, an emblem of Manhattan’s Upper East Side glamour and luxury. The hat ($98) and one crewneck style ($248) feature the design front-and-center in clover green with a white background. The other crewneck ($248) is a more modest option, with a small crest on the left breast in white with a clover green background. As a whole, the collection is just the right amount of polish and sophistication our athleisure wardrobe needed!
One of two crewneck styles from the collection.
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