Ron & Ron, a menswear fashion label specializing in made-to-measure suits, was established in 1999 by twin brothers Ronald and Rony Delice.
The Ron & Ron label was noticed almost immediately, receiving critical acclaim from the leading periodicals including The New York Times and DNR, the predominant menswear trade magazine. They also earned Fashion Group International’s “Rising Star Award” and Gen-Art’s “Design Fashion Award.” The label quickly gained popularity among a host of celebrities such as Will Smith, Samuel L. Jackson, Courtney B. Vance, D.L. Hughley, and Jamie Foxx, renowned musicians including Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, and Sean John “Diddy” Combs, and star pro athletes such as Latrell Sprewell, Curtis Martin, and Steve Francis.
The twin designers were born to a seamstress mother and a tailor father in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Inspired by their lifelong passion and seeking an alternative to the monotonous style of European minimalist design and limited detailing and sizing, the Delices set out to create something refreshingly different within the very competitive high-end men’s suit industry. Celebrating the essence of their Caribbean heritage, Rony and Ronald have been widely recognized for incorporating brilliant colors with truly remarkable details. The twin brothers often combine red-stitched button holes, contrast piping, top stitching and enhanced peak lapels on slender silhouettes cut from imported Italian cloth.
By integrating subtle influences from their cultural background and adding signature detailing, this charismatic duo accentuates timeless, classic tailoring with their own distinctive and versatile touches, offering a modern appeal. Success of the Ron & Ron label has been contingent on personal dedication and creative integrity within a continuously evolving industry. Their line has clearly been an influence to classic menswear as can be seen from the rising number of suits that have added the twins’ signature penchant for bringing out the peacock in men.
Photo story by Tem Tokosi