Ankari Floruss is a premium men's footwear brand designed by two of today’s most influential menswear bloggers, Moti Ankari and Marcel Floruss. Ankari of The Metro Man and Floruss of One Dapper Street were two of the first personal style bloggers to make a name for themselves in the menswear industry, working with top-tier luxury brands from around the world. Throughout their experiences, Ankari and Floruss realized that the footwear market lacked a brand that could provide them with various shoes to carry them through each day of the week for an entire season.
The debut collection intends to fill this void. Inspired by the days of the week, the Fall 2016 collection consists of seven core styles including a brogue oxford, a double monk, a Chelsea boot, a derby, a tassel loafer, a low-top sneaker and a combat boot - each available in two versatile color ways. Designed in the United States and crafted in Spain, the collection concentrates on the core styles needed to compliment the wardrobe of every successful man, every day.
About Moti Ankari:
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) alumni and native New-Yorker, Moti Ankari, is the man behind the popular blog, The Metro Man. Since its launch in 2011, The Metro Man has grown rapidly while becoming a destination for men to week inspiration and explore relevant menswear trends. Moti uses TMM as a platform to document his everyday style and his favorite brands, while also covering events such as New York Fashion Week and Men’s Fashion Week. While primarily known as being a fashion blog, TMM also features elements of lifestyle such as Moti’s travel diaries from around the world and coverage of art and music events such as Coachella and Art Basel. In addition to The Metro Man, Moti is the fashion editor at Bloomberg Pursuits where he writes about the latest trends and styles photo-shoots for both digital and print.
About Marcel Floruss:
Born and raised in Germany, Marcel Floruss chose to leave everything behind to study fashion business in New York City. Halfway through his studies at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), he started a men's personal style blog called One Dapper Street. As the name suggests, Marcel showcases a unique blend of sartorial “dapper” classicality and American prep, infused with contemporary street and sportswear influences that make up his overall look. Since its founding in March of 2013, One Dapper Street has grown to be a highly regarded destination for menswear inspiration, and has expanded into a broader category incorporating lifestyle and travel.