Supported by the strength of a cult following of dedicated, fashion-forward young men around the globe, designer Mark McNairy has risen from an under-the-radar favorite to a driving force in contemporary American style. His collection of menswear and footwear, Mark McNairy New Amsterdam, is defined by a strong sense of sartorial history with an eye fixed on the future, and combines the designer’s vast knowledge of American and English tailoring tradition and complete dedication to craftsmanship.
McNairy burst onto the menswear scene in 2008 with a groundbreaking footwear collection featuring classic men’s shoes handcrafted in an historic factory in Northamptonshire, UK, spiked with a decidedly modern edge. A men’s sportswear collection, manufactured in small factories in the USA, followed shortly after, offering a fresh take on traditional menswear peppered with subtly intelligent design flourishes.
Mark McNairy New Amsterdam has garnered adoration and acclaim from influential tastemakers and press in the world’s most prestigious fashion publications. GQ magazine named Mark McNairy one of the Best New Menswear Designers in America, and Complex designated McNairy the Man of the Year in Style in 2012.
Mark McNairy has designed for some of the world’s most venerable and iconic brands. As the Creative Director of J. Press from 2005-2010, McNairy revitalized the century-old label by introducing an updated collection of sportswear and tailored clothing to the brand’s portfolio. At American footwear brand Bass, he created modern updates to American classics. McNairy is also the former designer for the prestigious heritage label Woolrich Woolen Mills, and has collaborated with brands as diverse as Adidas, Crescent Down Works, and New Era.