I can’t remember when I discovered Alex Mill, but I recall that it was love at first sight. The company’s motto, uniforms for individuals, and slogan, wake up, get dressed, don’t overthink it, embody the principles of this blog. The brand, launched officially in 2012, came into its own when Alex Drexler found a formidable business partner in Somsack Sikhounmuong. Alex, son of Mickey Drexler (former CEO and Chairman of J.Crew Group), was introduced to Somsack by his father a few years after the company’s inception. The co-founders (with Somsack heading the design team) make, in their words, the right clothes. I’m drawn to their timeless staples. My Alex Mill item of the moment: the khaki Kelsey skirt in linen.
J.Crew slim perfect shirt in Baird McNutt Irish linen // Alex Mill Kelsey skirt in linen // Cole Haan Avani city sandal (old)
Alex Mill pull-on skirt in paper cotton // Alex Mill Paulie tunic dress // Alex Mill Kelsey skirt in linen // Alex Mill pull-on skirt in paper cotton
Somsack Sikhounmuong on designing for Alex Mill and life after J. Crew (Glossy)
Somsack Sikhounmuong Is Back—and He’s Launching Affordable Women’s Wear at Alex Mill (Glamour)