It’s a pleasure to promote good people who have great products. Father and son team Michael and Darren Apel are the winning combination that continues to produce spectacular and innovative menswear, along with their designer Jeff Glickman. They started 27 years ago and now proudly operate five stores with their flagship store in Mizner Park, Boca Raton. Marcello Sportswear for Men recently moved directly across the street from their previous location in Mizner Park in order to add needed space and to offer an even more extensive fashion experience to clients.
Well known and highly regarded for ultra high end quality and detailing, especially in their sport shirts and knitwear collections, a visit to their beautiful new store is a must. It’s the best way to see their full clothing department that began with a focus on sweaters from Italy then expanded to include their private line of shirts, shoes, belts, jeans, and casual fashions so popular and ideal for the current Florida lifestyle. Marcello Sportswear features custom designs to satisfy the current craze for their “exclusive“ range of hand-painted shirts & tees both in great demand now. For the man relaxing at home, Marcello Sportswear offers elegant Pima cotton leisure wear, with stretch added for maximum comfort. Other sportswear is crafted to enhance a casual lifestyle, all with unique detailing to stand out.
Marcello Sportswear stores appeal largely to a mature clientele, attracting both the affluent and trendy customer residing in South Florida. Suits used to be the style du jour, but today the trend is more for sport coats, especially with jeans, for a cool, yet debonair image. Marcello Sportswear’s collections offer a full array of men’s apparel, including belts, shoes and trend socks exclusive to their stores to perfectly fit the look in demand today.
Michael shared that the business involves a wholesale division that sells Marcello sportswear to 250 upscale men’s specialty shops. He said, “By means of our five retail stores, the design team is able to understand customer trends to maximize our offering for our customers.” Additionally, to complement the retail stores, Marcello operates a nationwide mail order catalog with design and distribution all handled locally in Delray Beach.
The current winter catalogue is chock full of exquisite clothing choices. For the cooler temperatures even in South Florida, a gentleman might choose a lightweight, extra-fine merino wool blend classic mock pullover, or the always trendy quarter zip, or a stunning suede jacket punctuated with contrast leather trims. The catalog highlights a vast offering of classic men’s styles and trendy contemporary items. To work with the different shirts, sweaters and trendy jackets, Marcello has the most comfortable jeans and pants, both in classic weight and super light weight with stretch, perfect for South Florida. Marcello classic shirts come in colors and styles too numerous to cover yet they make a clear statement of luxury, sophistication and style. For a final touch, a man may want to finish dressing with a touch of Marcello Exclusive Cologne, mixed in Italy, that is a custom blend of exotic woods, citrus and spices to create a wonderfully masculine fragrance that lasts throughout the day. Michael concluded, “The objective of our stores and catalog is to provide a comfortable, ‘feel good’ look by offering beautiful products that will accentuate your specific lifestyle and image.”
Marcello Sportswear for Men
337 Plaza Real in Mizner Park, Boca Raton, FL 33432
www.marcellosport.com • 561-571-6914