• The Hilfigers featuring Kiel James Patrick


    Flip through the pages of GQ, Esquire, Details, Vanity Fair and countless other fashion periodicals and you are greeted with Tommy Hilfiger’s fictional blended family, The Hilfigers. Certainly a heightened version of reality kneaded with traces of The Royal Tenenbaums, The Hilfigers have adopted what many preppies have been keen on for several years now—Kiel James Patrick bracelets. Hilfiger will be showcasing Patrick’s accessories in his Prep World capsule collection with True Prep’s Lisa Birnbach, which is launching in April. Meanwhile, Kiel James Patrick fashion accessories will be sold in Hilfiger’s pop-up boutiques throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

    Image via Tommy Hilfiger (enlarge)

    Patrick’s distinctive repp stripes, seersucker and madras accessories have clearly resonated with customers: his products have recently become available for retail by Orvis, Scoop NYC and hundreds of upscale boutiques. Additionally, Patrick supplies exclusive designs for the Ivy League University stores of Harvard and Dartmouth.

    Feb 25, 2011 | Permalink (15) Total Comments

    James. left a comment on 3/21/2011 at 1:51 AM:

    Too funny. I was just writing how much I like this commercial (http://bit.ly/LOVEthcommercial). But I have to admit. I’m partial to Rugby/R.L.


    Michelle H. left a comment on 3/9/2011 at 1:24 PM:

    I do like the simplicity of the KJP products and brand and I’m just glad to see KJP getting more notice… us inlanders need a little high-brow New England in our lives every now and then… ;-)

    Joey Dee left a comment on 3/1/2011 at 12:53 AM:

    Love the shorter shorts.

    Andrea left a comment on 2/28/2011 at 9:02 PM:

    This is fabulous - congrats to KJP on his much deserved success!

    Glenn left a comment on 2/28/2011 at 12:34 PM:

    Fun a little quirky didn’t hate it. Only time I buy Hilfiger stuff is when it has a deep discounted price.

    Kathie left a comment on 2/28/2011 at 10:43 AM:

    I am partial to this ad….my friend Bernard is the ‘father’ in this ad….lost his job to Brooks Brothers because they went the ‘younger route.’ I don’t care - he is still gorgeous. And nice guy to boot.

    Tito left a comment on 2/28/2011 at 10:33 AM:

    I’m eager to see each one of this products when I’m ready to visit T.H. in 5th ave NYC!

    Andy M. left a comment on 2/28/2011 at 9:49 AM:

    In the U.S., Tommy is sold exclusively through Macy’s and company-owned stores now.  I like a lot of the looks in these ads but agree that the website needs a revamp and the brand has some work to do after the past 5-10 years.  Congrats to KJP though; I noticed bracelets in one of the magazine spots and wondered if there was a collaboration in the works.

    K left a comment on 2/27/2011 at 11:39 PM:

    I’ve been planning on buying a KJP bracelet for the longest time now! I just can’t decide on which one.

    CG left a comment on 2/27/2011 at 10:40 PM:

    I just ordered one for my lady friend. I like the guys ones but they’re a bit pricey. If I was to spend more than 50 bucks on a bracelet I would probably go for a Von der Fehr.  JKP should consider making watch bands. You could get many looks out of one watch by switching bands.

    Christian Bourasseau left a comment on 2/27/2011 at 10:29 PM:

    All I can say is that I’m a proud owner of a Captain O’ Leary belt from KJP. Excellent quality, really beautiful.

    Elizabeth V. left a comment on 2/27/2011 at 10:26 PM:

    Love KJP’s bracelets. I can’t wait for spring, so I’m trying to hurry it along by ordering one!

    McCarthy left a comment on 2/27/2011 at 10:15 PM:

    KJP creates high-quality, detailed goods that add an incredible accent to any outfit. I am a huge fan. Glad the big names are picking up on it.

    John H. left a comment on 2/27/2011 at 9:42 PM:

    I don’t really get the whole obsession with these bracelets, way too much going on for me. I like his belts though. Nice and simple.

    @FEC: I was looking at the KJP website and thought I spotted some familiar faces.


    eric left a comment on 2/27/2011 at 9:27 PM:

    besides a watch and cufflinks, this is the only other jewelry i’d consider wearing.  the new repp collection is strong.  navy and red all day.