DNA #91, August 2007, Pg. 18
CALVO NOT KLEIN
Meet the man behind Calvo, the playful label that’s
winning a host of fashion fans.
Oscar Calvo has just opened his flagship store in Johnston St, Collingwood, in the heart of, well, not much else. Reminiscent of a hip New York boutique, this Melbourne store is plonked between an old coffee shop and a drycleaners. He’s out in the wilderness, but Calvo style has tapped into what could be the next precinct for the new, the cool and the missing.
Launching his label in 2005, Calvo has developed a dynamic style. There’s not much out there for guys seeking a more stylish look, he reckons, and says his label offers a new take on tailored casuals for men who don’t need a classic suit but already have enough jeans and Ts.
Quality and innovation are the Calvo focus, and all in short runs and detailed cuts so you don’t feel like you’ve just bought into the pack.
Check out the knitwear – pure merino wool pieces perfect for winter and very affordable. Oscar’s signature is the fun striped polo, which makes a refreshing alternative. His quirky take on the hooded bomber is another winner: well made, with obsessive attention to detail and a fun use of colour.