Engineered Garments present their Fall/Winter 2012 lookbook via the Japanese website. This black and white selection covers the usual American workwear influenced clothing, all done with their trademark relaxed attitude.
In 10 years designers Leith Testoni and Jonathan Yeo Have taken their Zanerobe label from its humble beginnings in Australia to an internationally represented label that appeals to an effortless masculine approach to menswear. For their upcoming holiday resort collection entitled "YOU ARE WE", the label continues to embrace the lifestyle of a man inspired by music, art, fashion, and their supports hence the name of the collection "YOU ARE WE."
As we quietly approach the official start of summer with the June solstice, Parisian designer label Balmain Homme looks forward to the dead of winter presenting its 2012 Fall/Winter Lookbook, coming five months after the initial collection images surfaced on the web here. Photograph with a vintage militaristic aesthetic, the forthcoming collection draws inspiration from the imperial armies of centuries past with lush palettes and immaculately conceptualized outerwear. Furthermore, the renowned fashion house will continue with its signature minimalist designs, acutely tailored cuts and fine leather division. Impressing the fashion realm once again in his sophomore year at the helm of Balmain Homme, Olivier Rousteing has certainly claimed his spot among today’s top designers.
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.
I recently went out around Nashua with my friend Antony Ohman for a mini adventure. I had brought along some of the Bridge & Burn gear that they recently sent me so i thought it would be a good idea to show off and talk about who they are. Bridge & Burn is a Portland, Oregon based company who provides a collection that stays true to maintaining a timeless aesthetic of clean, casual pieces with an emphasis on quality craftmanship and an attention to detail with a modern fit. The two specific products I'm wearing are the Alexander Navy Linen button-down shirt. This color strays away from the lighter spring colors that are usually found in the many different collections. This piece is a has a great fit to it. I'm wearing size medium to get a general idea of how they fit. The second piece i was wearing was Bagbie Camp Shirt Crimson. The shirt is a heavier grade and has a wool feel to it. It was getting chilly here in Nashua so i threw this one to warm up rather than throwing on a jacket. I was surprised at the look of this shirt as i was never into a deep red color in most of my clothing.
The Outlier FreeShell makes for a welcoming release with a minimal but by no means simple concept in place. The FreeShell is an incredibly versatile and highly breathable jacket with a beautifully tailored silhouette. Built with the NYC based labels core 4Season fabric, the FreeShell travels seamlessly through cool nights, warm days, and light rain. The unique doubleweave structure means it’s tough and durable on the exterior, yet soft and luxurious inside. The four way stretch doubles down on that comfort and means this jacket moves freely through any situation. Constructed to fit, not constrict, the three-piece hood is engineered to fit close to your neck and head, giving you weather coverage without compromising your peripheral vision. The articulated two-piece raglan sleeve ensures a full range of motion and a trim look.
"After the success of last year’s custom Varsity Jackets we decided to team up with Centralia Knitting Mills once again for a small collection of goods. The first is a wool Stadium Jacket in Dark Oxford with raglan sleeves, a two-way zipper, heavy ribbing and leather trim. The second is a Black Leather Bomber with set-in sleeves and moto inspired pockets and hardware. Despite their very different influences, both jackets have a classic silhouette and share our custom slim fit. Limited to less than 25 pieces total, the jackets will be available later this week along with a Maroon crewneck sweater. Hit more… for detailed shots and alternate views." - Four Horsemen Blog post can be found here
New from UNIS for Spring/Summer 2012 comes the Charlie, a modern update to the classic military jacket. Modeled here by Adrienne Ho in photography by Ryan Kibler with creative direction by Jake Davis, the lightweight outerwear features 100% ripstop cotton construction with a five-button closure and four flapped patch pockets. Available in Tiger Camo, Navy and Olive offerings, the Charlie Jacket can be purchased from the UNIS web shop for $348 USD.
How to keep your cool at the office, even in the summer heat. The rising mercury presents a distinct challenge for office attire: looking your best without also looking like you commuted through a sprinkler. To help you pull off this amazing sartorial feat, we went and put some of our favorite summer looks through their paces in an actual office environment ... ours. To add to the verisimilitude, we set each of these looks—a crisp khaki suit from Belvest, Mediterranean blue loafers from A.P.C., bold selvage cotton shorts from Bespoken, and more—in an actual(ish) office scenario. Think: presenting the latest results at the company all-hands, making the most of a chance hallway encounter with the company chairman (played by actual Gilt Chairman Susan Lyne), or trying in vain to get a projector to work for a meeting with the CEO (yep, that’s our founder and CEO, Kevin Ryan). The afternoon nap may be a tad unrealistic, but the dressed-up shorts look is for real. And so is the well-deserved beer after a long, hard day of getting stuff done and looking good while doing it.
Stylist: Jared Flint; Photographer: Andy Ryan; Producer: Ashley Boer; Groomer:Scott McMahan at agentoliver.com; Model: Philippe LeBlond at dna; shot on location at Gilt HQ and Artisanal Bistro. Special thanks to our colleagues at Gilt Groupe, particularly our featured extras: Susan Lyne, Kevin Ryan, Chris Halkyard, Marisa Todd, Anne-Marie Gauthier, Alexandra Steege, Mark Wunsch, Neil Decker, Jonathan Evans, and Chris Wallace.
A look at the first delivery from the Club Monaco Autumn 2012 collection. In their words: “This season’s menswear collection takes a cue from iconic, sophisticated artists—George Harrison, Gregory Peck, Hunter S. Thompson, to name a few— and revisits their timeless elegance. Our take on this impossibly cool style includes adding a soft edge to our favorite closet staples.” Look for blazers, cable knit sweaters and tweeds that round out the collection. Club Monaco Autumn 2012 works casually or in more formal affairs. Color, textures and prints make the collection proper for all.