Raggs owner Tom Maloney (right), with Designer Zachary Prell
For three decades Tom Maloney has been providing contemporary, modern menswear to customers throughout New Haven. Specializing in fashion that looks great whether dressed up or down, Maloney’s concept transformed into Raggs - Fashions for Men. While now a fixture in the downtown New Haven area, Raggs opened in 1984 on the day after Thanksgiving in northern New Haven. The Westville location lasted until 1988, with Maloney and Raggs moving to 1020 Chapel Street, where to this day customers can get everything from a well tailored suit to forward thinking casual wear. On the eve of his 30th anniversary in business, The Raggs Bag spoke to Tom Maloney about the history of Raggs, New Haven and the evolving culture of men’s fashion.
Zachary Prell's "Hudson" Black leather jacket scream's chic bad boy. We pulled it together with Citizens of Humanity straight leg denim, and the ever so versatile Zachary Prell "Liu" sportshirt. The J.D Fisk "Antwerp"boot is a clean way to complete the sleek leather accents of the jacket. This outfit would be great for a date night or night out with the guys. Who says black and blue doesn't "go?"
Whether it's a casual Friday or you want to dress casually sophisticated, the look curated below will definitely make a great impression. We started with the cozy yet crisp feel of the Ingram flannel shirt, under our new soft herringbone sportcoat- "The Hopper" from J. Lindeberg. Gave a little edge with a light grey Hugo regular fit jean and put it all together with the Hugo teddybear brown suede belt. This look can be worn with boots, loafers or any pair from Raggs' shoe collection.
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