One-for-one brand TOMS has teamed up with the Brooklyn-based menswear designers of The Hill-Side to create a limited edition capsule collection. The collection marks Toms’ first menswear designer collaboration and includes shoes, eyewear, ties and pocket squares.
The idea for the collection was sparked by The Hill-Side’s founders, brothers Emil and Sandy Corsillo, who came to Toms with the idea of creating a capsule collection using Toms’ styles — the Alpargata and Paseo — with The Hill-Side’s signature fabrics woven in Okayama, Japan.
For us, the story behind a product is just as important as the product itself. The history of this collection is not only about design, but also about doing good. – Emil und Sandy Corsillo, Founder of The Hill- Side
The footwear features three styles for adults and kids, rendered in Japanese fabrics The Hill-Side has used in current and past collections. The eyewear includes three styles featuring hand-finished tortoiseshell acetate frames, with a fabric inlay of The Hill-Side’s custom big halftone floral print fabric visible on the interior face and temple of the frame. In addition, that same custom fabric is available in the ties and pocket squares.
And, as with all Toms products, for each pair of shoes purchased, a new pair will be donated to a child in need while the purchase of a pair of sunglasses will help restore someone’s sight. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of accessories will be donated to a New York charitable organization.
The TOMS x The Hill-Side collection is created for gentlemen of all ages and will be available at TOMS stores, The Hill-Side store in Brooklyn and online from 10th November 2016 onwards.