Prologue was borne out of a shared love for classic menswear between its three founders who were frustrated by the lack of guidance and countless ensuing blunders made at the beginning of their own sartorial journeys. At Prologue we are dedicated to having you walk out looking and feeling your best. We are dedicated to offering the highest quality at great value and a clear ascension path with select artisans who share our philosophy.
It was eight years ago that Maslow purchased his first pair of “proper” leather shoes, and it was also around the same time that he fell in love with men’s tailoring. What started as an interest during his time in university has since blossomed into a calling, leading him around the world to meet and actually befriend many artisans of different traditions, as well as connecting him with others who share his enthusiasm. Classic menswear has become not merely a means of self-adornment and an expression of individuality but also a bridge between people. A good friend once told him that in order to dress well, a gentleman’s clothing must be comfortable and nonrestrictive to first become part of his daily routine and only then will he be comfortable enough in his skin to display his most authentic and sincere self. Maslow shares this interpretation of “personal style” and hopes Prologue may help like-minded individuals find it for themselves.
From a fresh age, Jerry was fascinated by men's dress, which largely took off with streetwear and eventually progressed to GQ and prep / Ivy style. However it was the utility and purpose behind classic menswear that drew him to bespoke tailoring and workwear, ultimately beginning his obsession with enduring style. In pursuit of his passion, Jerry took on a marketing role at a prominent Hong Kong shirtmaker where he discovered a new appreciation for the artistry and romance of the trade but also its decline. This led him on sartorial pilgrimages to the sartoria and ateliers of Italy or London where he still draws most of his inspiration today. Like it is with the archetypal Levi's Big E Type II Trucker jacket, Jerry hopes to see more Hong Kong gentlemen dressed in clothing that flatters them, is easy to wear and only gets better with time from regular use.
Christopher has always been attracted to the spectrum of menswear, from informal streetwear and workwear up to classic tailoring. Similar to most young gentlemen aiming to pursue a career in finance in Hong Kong, Christopher’s first encounter with classic menswear stemmed from a necessity to dress professionally for work. Since then, need has given way to passion which brought him through the doors of many different artisans and makers, so that passion gave rise to understanding. Countless hours spent at the sartoria and a plethora of hit-and-miss bespoke experiences gave impetus to co-founding Prologue with the aim of offering quality tailoring and service that draws inspiration from his sartorial journey with the quiet hope to foster an appreciation for this fading art he believes every gentleman deserves a chance to experience.