Brothers Sandy and Emil Corsillo started The Hill-Side in 2009 with the simple idea of incorporating selvage fabrics into neckties, pocket squares and other accessories. It was, I’m guessing, one of those “why didn’t I think of that” moments for a lot of people. A great idea that received a tremendous response. What began as a simple idea to put a spin on accessories, has since evolved into a bigger operation for the brothers Corsillo, a mini-menswear-empire that now includes a helluva lot of wholesale distribution (The Hill-Side is the brand I most consistently see in good shops around the world, that’s no exaggeration) an online store and the well-respected Brooklyn retail outpost Hickoree’s.
What started as an idea rooted in interesting fabrics has grown from that original concept, and it has at the same time remained focused on it. Earlier this year Hickoree’s teamed with a host of different men’s brands to produce a fifty item collaboration collection that incorporated dozens of fabrics from The Hill-Side. The emphasis on interesting fabric continues today with The Hill-Side’s special new collection of Old Virginia Modified Herringbone accessories. Made in the moonshine producing countryside of rural Virginia by a sixth generation weaver named Bob on an old loom, the collection continues The Hill-Side’s tradition of incorporating interesting and artisanal elements into its quirky offerings.