Monday, July 26, 2010
The Herschel Supply Co. has been getting some high profile looks of late. The company’s plan to offer a well priced bag line would seem to be working – at least on me. Their Pop Quiz backpack is a classic clean look and comes with a boot for your laptop. “Fully lined with Herschel’s Custom Fabric, synthetic leather bottom, internal cushioned protective computer sleeve (up to 15˝), 2 front pocket’s one with waterproof zipper, internal media pocket, front pocket organizer, fleeced lined sunglass pocket”
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Launched today, Ralph Lauren’s new Big Pony Fragrance Collection aims to capture four key passions of young blokes the world over – sport, seduction, adventure, and style. Each passion represents a number, which in turn represents a fragrance. For example, #1 is sport, which is citrus flavored.
Something for those looking for a for a roll (stow) away carry case for your pens, pencils, and small accessories. This pen pouch from Japan’s Sailor’s offers just that. The pouch features a great stitch detail as well as a small sailor holding the down the wheel on the zip pull. This one is for the fanatics. (houyhnhnm)
“The DRx “DETONATION” collection consists primarily of reworked 1960’s military field shirts and G1’s. I went with an original button down shape and a classic cargo silhouette for the pants . The military tote bags and caps have a loose organic fit and all have mini stories worked into their design . I experimented with reconstructing some of the fatigues into biker jackets and tried flipping a vest without any filling . There is also a small portion of DRx cutnsew utilizing deadtsock textiles inspired from vintage bodies I sourced pertaining to this era”. Dr. Romanelli talk of his first drop for the new collection made exclusively for Barneys Japan named the “Detonation” collection.
via Slam X Hype
Thursday, July 15, 2010
DesignBoom has shared images of Tokyo Bike’s summer pop-up space in London. Located at Old Spitalfields Market, the space follows the minimal approach seen on the company’s bicycles. The bikes themselves are a range – fixed to casual city bikes – and are built of cr-mo steel.
The excellent notcot site points us at a a bicycle helmet inspired by old French Army Helmets, which is wrapped in cork. Designer, Kévin Goupil, lays the cork over the helmet form and is sure to include proper foam padding on the inside to make it (we assume) “street legal.” I will note that the cork material may absorb shock when struck, but like all helmets, they are “one use only” once crashed. Beautiful.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
“It’s almost like a masculine shabby chic,” said Tom Julian, a fashion consultant and the author of two men’s style books with Nordstrom.
Every five years or so, the fashionable male discovers some styling trick to make the same old thing wearable in a dandy new way — the deep jeans cuff, the double-flipped shirt-sleeve cuff — and the next thing you know, men are trying it in Midtown.
The newest look, a lightly pinched cuff that should fall about an inch or two above the ankle, is likely a result of two factors. First, the skin-baring shrunken-suit style popularized by Thom Browne has, by now, become as acceptable to the mainstream as flat-front khakis. And second, the glorified boat shoes and retro canvas sneakers on the market seem to cry out to be worn with pants that will show them off. (A third, less likely factor might be the heat.)
“As cropped pants have become such a style, this is an easy way to get around shortening your pants by three inches,” said Josh Peskowitz, the style editor of Esquire.com, who had rolled up his pants that very morning. “It’s noncommittal.”
Getting the roll right is harder than it looks, and the experts differ on technique. Mr. Julian suggests rolling one inch of cuff three times for cotton canvas trousers, and a single two-inch cuff for dark jeans.
For slightly looser pants, like chinos, Mr. Peskowitz advises creating a peg by pinching the fabric slightly at the front during the rolling process. Starting from the bottom, you flip once, making as small a fold as possible, then twist the front of the pants leg by about an inch, then roll twice more while holding the pinch tightly. The pleats should stay in place.
“You want to make sure that both are pointing inward — for the left side, fold it to the right. For the right, fold it to the left — to stay symmetrical,” he said. “I just figured that out a couple of weeks ago.”
By the way, there are several don’ts. No formal shoes. No rolled-up skinny jeans. No wool pants — the rolls won’t stay. No bootleg pants, which should be burned anyway. And since rolled pants are meant to look casual, nothing about the outfit should be dressy, at the risk of looking too studied. While you’re at it, stop trying so hard.
Jim Moore, the creative director of GQ, said the goal should be to look nonchalant, since you don’t want to make the roll so perfect that it draws attention. “The roll has to feel a bit unintentional,” he said.
Given the unlikelihood of accidentally rolling up one’s pants, Mr. Moore offered some clarification: “You have to channel Johnny Depp for that moment and ask yourself, ‘How would Johnny Depp roll up the bottom of his pants?’ ”
If you still can’t figure it out, you might ask Mr. Depp about shorts.
via NY Times
With another look at the FUCT SSDD Fall/Winter 2010 Collection, here is an impressive piece with a 60 / 40 Mountain Parka. Featured in two colors with green and black and highlighted by the patch work with logos that epitomize the feel we have come to expect from the SSDD line from FUCT.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Vans Vault in association with Filson present the Vans Sk8-Hi x Filson rucksack. Made with Filson’s trademark canvas and bridle leather, this collaboration fuses the California based skate line with the historic outdoors brand that has existed since The Great Klondike Gold Rush. Both brands, although their consumer bases are dissimilar, both exhibit durability in their respective industries. Soto Berlin will debut the Vans Vault x Filson Fall 2010 Collaboration with an assortment of other collaborations.
Happy Socks embarks on its Chapter Three collection with a series of new developments. Their fun and playful designs continue on with new material choices including hemp and merino & wool. The hemp options provide an eco-friendly approach while the merino & wool options offer a best of both worlds for both warm and cool environments. The collection begins shipping in August.
Naked & Famous introduce a new range of leather goods in their forthcoming collection. Sourcing the talents of a Canadian artisan with an extensive background in Japanese-style leather-making, the accessories include wallets, card holders and lighter holders. Each vegetable-tanned piece is completely hand-made without the help of any machines. Made in Canada, the leather accessories offer another dynamic to the Canadian brand which has continually pushed the borders of denim.
Naked & Famous stake their claim in denim history with the world’s heaviest denim and their 32 oz model. Requiring some serious heavy-duty construction, the selvedge denim model is sure to elicit bloodied and bruised thumbs just from the buttoning process. As the pictures show, the denim stands-up on its own and will be limited to somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 pairs.
Monday, July 5, 2010
The Three Over One Spring Summer 2010 collection continues in its celebration of the working man with a range of rugged but elegant menswear. The inspiration for the season draws heavily on Irvin Penn’s photography series “Small Trades” in 1951. The latest collection consists of unstructured tailoring with cropped fitted jackets and pleated relaxed fitting pants. Denim jeans are in the best Japanese Selvedge qualities with authentic fits and styling. Shirts are in soft washed linens and cottons and knits are influenced by vintage under garments and early athletic wear. Colours are soft, and muted but masculine and everything is specially washed to give a lived in feel.
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