Inside The Hill-Side's New Shop
Emil and Sandy Corsillo, the affable brothers behind The Hill-Side, started their brand with a couple of ties. But in just a few years, the Brooklyn-Based label has grown into a full-blown collection. And 2015 might be their best year yet. They were named one of GQ's "Best New Menswear Designers in America," and yesterday they opened their very first brick-and-mortar store.
Upholstered in The Hill-Side fabric
In the same way the label mixes traditional Japanese fabrics and techniques with modern American styles, the new space is a cool, modern melding of the aesthetics of both countries. Emil worked on designing the space in collaboration with Studio Tack, a Brooklyn-based design agency and the welded steel fixtures and furniture are all entirely custom designed and built for the shop.
Visit the shop
263 S 1st St.
(between Roebling and Havemeyer)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
The signage might be our favorite part. A neon sign of their rancher logo hangs on a warm wood wall. An indigo-dyed Japanese noren curtain hangs at the entrance to the shop and just below it, they commissioned a New York City subway-inspired mosaic featuring the brand's logo, which adds some timeless permanence to the threshold. According the Corsillos, the entrance conveys both the Japanese and American roots/inspirations/influences that have become the The Hill-Side's signature. And just in case you can't make it in person, they've relaunched their website with plenty of goods for sale.
The brand also has a new line of custom fabrics, The Hill-Side Mills, woven in Pennsylvania.