Named after his grand father Max, Max ’n Chester was founded in New York City in 2012 by Peter Trainor. Max ’n Chester intertwines Peter’s family long tailoring tradition, his personal fascination for Japanese fabrics and love for deconstructed tailoring.
All designed in NYC and produced using only the most authentic fabrics from Japan’s top mills, Max ’n Chester benefits from Peter’s extensive background, first as a consultant and then as a designer for brands in England, Italy, Japan, and also in the U.S.. In 2014, the brand brought on fellow designer Anne Marie Maniego to focus on womenswear.
The opportunity to work with a Japanese operated factory based in China gave Peter access to Japan’s superior manufacturing techniques and finishes. Each piece is meticulously produced in a traditional Japanese fashion through every step of the process.
“I always wanted MNC to focus on craftsmanship and honesty. I’ve been focusing all my career, first as a consultant and later as a designer, on delivering the right product with the perfect fit. Working with Japanese fabrics opened up a new world of creative possibilities and helped me to define a contemporary but yet personal wardrobe”.
MNC’s unique positioning in the U.S. market is recognized by the best retailers throughout the U.S., Japan, Korea, and Europe including American Rag, Ron Herman, Gentry NYC, Manhattan’s Korea, CPCM and United Arrows.