Mark McNairy is getting into the groove with the Woolrich Woolen Mills Collection. The upcoming Woolrich clothing Spring/Summer 2013 line is without any doubt the strongest one to date by the designer and for the first time we feel like we see 100% his style and signature in there. We love how he navigates between preppy and heritage, without digging too deep into either one of them. The result is a refreshing collection, that features strong color accents, digi camo pieces, nice accessories and just an overall good look.
Fresh from Munich’s A Kind of Guise comes a preview of their South-of-the-border-inspired “Viva la Mexico” collection. Heavily influenced by the Mexican artifacts found at the Weltkulturen Museum of Frankfurt, AKOG utilized color tones and bleached shades to create garments that payed homage to the mystically charged culture. One part historical project and equal parts an imagined experience of traveling through Mexico, expect to see the “Viva la Mexico” collection hitting their web store in the very near future. - Selectism
The Lovewright Co. unveils imagery for its latest Spring/Summer 2012 collection. The California-based label continues to impress with its thoughtful and colorful spread of American-made pieces and heritage-influenced designs. From short-sleeved oxford shirts to chambray long sleeves, French terry crewnecks, selvedge denim, military-grade twill camo shorts with contrast chambray interior to T-shirts, bags, five panels, beanies, and more, the line celebrates simplicity and functionality by marrying traditional aesthetics with modern silhouettes. These pieces were not simply designed to look like vintage clothing, but to become vintage in their own right. The Lovewright Co. collection can be shopped here.
Canadian menswear Wings + Horns has just released its Fall/Winter 2012 lookbook. True to the label’s consistent inspirations, the line contains a slightly darker aesthetic and a wide classical variety of careful tailoring and utilitarian styling via its fleece, knits, and outerwear. The label is also expanding its indigo program with a plan to add in a number of new styles and fabrications for the denim savant. In addition to an original new camouflage pattern, Wings is also introducing new textures like blended wool and corduroy to the line. Keep an eye on the stockist list to find a local Wings + Horns dealer for the fall release
"As we have pointed out many times over, there are technically two variants of theFilson Black label – one for Europe and one for North American. To put an end to the confusion, the North American line is now referred simply as Filson Black. Thanks for the clarity. Richard Chai has his hands and design work all over these looks. Refined cuts and an attempt to modernize (with respect) the original intention of the Filson garments will make this collection appeal to those well beyond the borders of workwear soldiers.
The collection is based around essential, staple garments that make up the backbone of any man’s wardrobe, as well as handily complementing some of the more daring pieces.As usual, designers Cristopher Nying and Jockum Hallin have made shirting the base of the collection, producing classic, timeless pieces in a range of washes and materials that stick religiously to the simple, sharp aesthetic you come to expect from the Stockholm-based label. The silhouettes have been limited to three of Our Legacy’s best; the 1940s, thwe 1950s and the ever-popular Generation Shirt. Sitting alongside the shirting is the Great Sweat. One of the most versatile pieces of a man’s wardrobe, the sweater is available in a casual Washed Purple as well as the luxurious Navy Silk, constructed from a premium cotton/silk mix fabric which has a worn-in, easy-to-wear look. Rounding off the ‘Everyman’ range is the Classic Chino, made from a durable Portuguese Cotton Twill with a heavy vintage wash which adds a touch of functionality to the collection. - via End Clothing
I have never been a big fan of athletic wear. When i first talked to Cedric, he had showed me some of his first designs. I've always been a big fan of modern or futuristic styles of fashion. Most of you will know that i base about 90-95% of my aesthetic on vintage inspiration. When i was looking over his designs, its was the perfect form of taking old, athletic uniforms ( baseball, hunting, etc.) and completely re-vamping and re-modifying them. It's an aquired taste but i can see these trending in the near future. Companies and consumers are always looking something "fresh", something new to bring to the table and i think Contemporary Athletics does just this. Be on the look out. Heres some shots from his Functional Aesthetics lookbook in black and white. Thought id change it up a little.