Any Old Iron Clothing Store~ Bio/ Q&A!!

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Bio:

From across the pond and to the Lower Manhattan, a new music inspired fashion store “Any Old Iron” opened it doors in the L.E.S., New York 5 years ago. Any Old Iron concentrates in selling rare and UK-inspired menswear and womanswear. The bulk of the collections contained are high-class brands such as Bologaro Trevor, Vivienne Westwood, Religion, Tatty Devine and Jeffery West.

The store was created by designer/stylist, Andy Clancey (www.clangerstyle.com) and arts-entrepreneur, Christopher Melton. The store’s name comes from an olden cry of a scrap man who was collecting metal with his horse and cart, and also hearkens to Clancey’s family scrap metal business, which was founded in 1872. “Any Old Iron,” is also an Old English music hall song, the tune tells a story about a young man’s sartorial dandyism- a feature that is definitely English, and, ever-present in the shop’s design and the crowd of British designers featured.

In October of 2015, Any Old Iron moved it store to Nashville Tennessee. Exploring to dress like musicians and fashion forward locals, AOI is the perfect place to visit then.

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Q&A:

1.    Hello, can you give me a little bit of background about your apparel line?

I’m from the Uk, used to work on my dad’s scrapyard driving trucks. Started assisting my sister as a fashion stylist then moved to the US to open the first UK brand boutique ever launched here. Started designing moved to Nashville!

2.    How did you decide on the name “Any Old Iron,” and was there any other names that you were thinking about?

Rag n bone was one, it’s because that’s what they used to shout of the carts when collecting scrap metal. Any Old Iron was another phrase. Rag n bone was taken, didn’t realize until I googled it!!!

3.    Where do you see your company in the next 5 to 10 years?

More of the same but with ready to wear collections as well. Not a high street brand just enough to keep me traveling

4.    What are a few accomplishments that you are most proud about so far for “Any Old Iron?”

Well first multi brand US store from the UK and having my collections in Vogue and on many celebs.

5.    Have any famous people worn any of your items?

Yes, Kesha, Beyonce , Killers , Fergie, Erasure, Lady Gaga , Cher, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, quite a few.

6.    Is there anything new coming up with your company for the rest of 2018?

Yes we’re printing onto sequins. Nuts!

7.    What was the first item you ever made for this company?

Peacock sequin jacket in the mermaid fabric. Made one , sold it. With the profurd made 3 and then it mushroomed.

8.    What advice would you give to an up and coming apparel company?

Do something different but still think about making sales. Love what you make.

9.    What is one of your favorite quotes?

“You’ll never be the man your mother was.”
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Meet Dixiedee Howdy: Thank you for stopping by my Dixiedee Blog!! I am a brown hair and hazel eye southern California gal living in the LA area. I started this country music blog because I wanted to share about my favorite country artists and groups, delicious recipes. I also do Q&A's and Artist Spotlights with country artists/groups so you guys can learn more about them. Lastly, I love to share anything else that is related to country music.. If you have any questions/comments- then please me email at dixiedeeblog@gmail.com.

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