Marlin Jones’ venture into the fashion world began some 10 years ago, when he entered the scene as a model and then a designer. His quest as a designer has always been to redefine how men dress. The TaylordBlu brand has been built around meticulous aesthetics, quality, craftsmanship, and attention to detail, while staying competitive and accessible. Through his designs, Jones is inviting people to experience his dream of making fashion a lifestyle. His goal as a designer is a simple one, based on his belief that fashion is just another way in which we express our personality to the world. “A successful man will always dress in ways that reflect his own individual style,” says Jones. Knowing that when we walk into a room we are immediately making an impression, TaylordBlu wants to make sure that a man feels confident and exudes a sense of pride.
Marlin Jones’ direction as a designer has been especially influenced by his fascination with the fashions of the 1920’s through the 1950’s – a defining time in fashion and American history. Jones sums up his goal by saying, “My hope is to make a contribution to fashion just as Ralph Lauren has made to redefining the American style.”
The TaylordBlu collection currently consists of bow ties, neck ties, pocket squares, lapel flowers, and suspenders. Jones has searched the globe to find the most unique Dupioni, Habotai, and Silk Brocade fabrics from such places as Vietnam, Hong Kong, The UK, The Netherlands, and India, just to name a few. Each item is handcrafted by artisans that share his same high standards of quality and attention to detail.
The core ideas and values of Marlin Jones and TaylordBlu are expressed in the brand’s tagline – “Custom Made ~ Individually Inspired.”