Having first started working at Brand Progression for Content Store owner Mark Batista, Charlie has gone on to move up the ranks at Japanese Denim brand Edwin, for which he now runs the European side of operations. Over the past couple of years Charlie has also been working on his outwear brand Greatcoat, which is now in to its third season and aims to provide high quality and sophisticated coats for men, using classic silhouettes whilst adding his own unique touch.
Charlie took the time to share a few words with us.
CS: What does an average day consist of for you?
CW: At the moment we are not in selling season so my time is split between our office on Exmouth Market and travelling around Europe to visit key accounts and agents. We are currently preparing for our FW16 launch in Germany and also finalising the trade shows we will be exhibiting at around Europe. Its a busy time.
CS: What are you wearing today?
CW: Today I’m wearing Alden Brogues, Edwin Europe blanket lined Hollis Chino, EdwinEurope chambray shirt, Browns Beach for Edwin Europe vest and Greatcoat relaxed Crombie coat.
CS: Which labels and styles have influenced you over the years
CW: I guess the mainstay for me has been Ralph Lauren, I always have some of their items in my wardrobe. Of course being a denim fan I’m lucky to be working for a brand Ive always admired.
CS: What plans do you have on the horizon?
CW: I am really focussed on establishing Edwin throughout Europe just as we have managed to do here in the UK. Every market is different but we are evolving to create a brand that is truly international.
CS: Whats your favourite City you've visited and why?
CW: I love London but I’d say it has to be Tokyo, it is a real experience. If you haven’t been, go!
CS: Tell us something about yourself no one in menswear knows?
CW: I used to work in Insurance haha, oh and I have a dog called Ralph of course.
CS: Pick an outfit grid from the Content Store
(Left to right) Greatcoat - Ralph Crombie Coat - Navy Marl, Our Legacy - Longsleeve Tee - Loop Light Sweat, Edwin ED-55 Relaxed Tapered White Listed Indigo Denim Blue Unwashed, Alden Crepe Sole Plain Toe Boot - Tan Suede