The August issue of GQ features a conversation with perpetually in-demand designer Mark McNairy and multi-hyphenate extraordinaire Pharrell Williams, who’ve joined forces on the season’s “buzziest new label,” Bee Line for Billionaire Boys Club. The guys preview pieces from the collection and discuss their collaboration. McNairy on the origin of the partnership: “I always liked what Pharrell did with Billionaire Boys Club — it’s like preppy streetwear. We started by collaborating on one shoe. We talked about doing clothes, and eventually it evolved into a full made-in-the-U.S.A. collection.” Pharrell on McNasty: “He’s very quirky and a quiet guy, but also funny as hell. Within all that quirkiness, he’s very confident. The man just clicks.” Check out the full interview from the print issue, reprinted here.
Billionaire Boys Club has released a few new items that align with its Summer 2012 collection. Featuring a trademark graphic-driven T-shirt, the releases arrive mostly stocked full of BBC shorts and a few button-up shirts. Boasting a summertime aesthetic the releases feature understated sailing-inspired branding as well as embroidery highlights. Inventory is now available directly through the Billionaire Boys Club onlinestoreas well as select stockists.
Having just seen upcoming work with A Bathing Ape, Mark McNairy turns his collaborative efforts to the Pharrell-headed Billionaire Boys Club. The two brands come together to present a truly classic brogue-inspired boot with sole options in red or blue. Accenting the premium black leather, contrasting hues can be found in three distinct areas – the entire outsole, the heel tab, and tongue. Both versions are available now at colette for £412 GBP (approximately $550 USD).