Despite the fact the so-called heritage trend has arguably taken a bit of a back seat following an impressive run in recent years, there’s always room for a well-built and timeless pair of boots. New England Outerwear Co. have just that with their Mountaineer Boat, a moc-toe boot chukka cut comfortably above the ankle that embodies over 20 years of shoemaking expertise. High quality leathers are just the start as the custom made boots feature a nice contrast outsole. They require two to four weeks before hitting your doorstep and are available now at New England Outerwear Co. with a retail price of $325 USD.
Dior Homme has us gearing up for the autumn months with this video lookbook for the brand’s Fall 2013 collection. The monochromatic video showcases some of the finest upcoming looks for the season. As usual, the garbs remain tailored and minimalist, with a real focus on cut and quality materials — think sumptuous leathers, thick wool fabrics, and nylon. In addition to the garments, the video also presents a quick look at some of the upcoming leather goods from the brand.
Ecoalf introduces their new additions to their Spring Summer 2013 Bag lineup with a selection of goods that will ease well into the collections of many. What originally started out as a sustainable fashion brand has got us looking at their new range of duffels, backpacks and laptop cases. The range of functional quilted backpacks and water repellant totes made from plastic bottles and fishing nets are priced from $215 – $250. Ecoalf is now available at Barneys and Bloomingdales stateside as well as Oki-Ni, YMC, Harvey Nichols in Europe.
Edwin step away from motorcycle, tough guy denim for a moment, offering up the stripped back ‘Surplus’ collection. Designed with “minimalism and functionality at the core of its design principles,” simplicity in cut and design, fabrics include Japanese selvedge denim, hickory striped cotton, organic denim, chambray, technical fine ripstop and coloured twill. Fifteen pieces in total, the line includes jeans in a selection of weights, chinos, shorts, simple shirts and blazers with a British workwear feel. Available online and in-store now.
In 1875, Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet joined forces to produce watches with complex mechanisms. Based in La Brassus in the heart of Vallée de Joux in the Swiss Jura region, Audemars Piguet has been creating and marketing under its own name a range of Haute Horlogerie watches.
Through World War I and the Great Depression the company managed to develop and despite the harsh economic situation at that time, mainly due to the production of ultra thin and ladies wristwatches. However, despite their survival through this difficult period, production was severely hit. In 1932, they produced only 2 watches compared to nearly 2000 in 1920, resulting in the workforce being reduced.
Today, the company, along with Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin, is sometimes claimed to be one of the "big three" Swiss watchmakers. Every timepiece manufactured in-house is still made using the old-fashioned hand-made technique. Currently you can find many of these beautiful Audemars Piguet timepieces on Chrono24.
In my opinion, when this company was founded in 1875, much of the craftsmanship included hand-cranked lathes to turn the and create many of the components inside the timepiece. Audemars Piguet has maintained that same craftsmanship on today's models. Piguet are also know to be some of the most complex and sophisticated mechanisms in the timepiece world. Their mindset to create a limited number of pieces is, they see hand building these more of an art form than anything. The artisans assemble and disassemble each pieces three times before completing the assembly and shipping it off.
The company being based in Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY - showing serious neighborhood pride which the designer has lived and worked for nearly 20 years, all styles are named after Streets located in Williamsburg.
WGC specializes in Raw Denim Jeans, Raw Denim Shirts, Jean-Cut Camouflage pants, Raw Stretch denim Jeans and Colored Raw Denim jeans which include: Raw Black Denim Jeans, Raw Tan Denim Jeans, Raw Green Denim Jeans, Raw Vintage Blue Denim Jeans. Other items include: Stone Washed Denim Jeans, Neon Colored twill pants, Camouflage shirts, light weight Camo pants and shorts.
As a 1-man company with about $3,500, the brand launched with only 3 jeans, all imported. Inspired by President Obama's call to bring more business back to the USA, the brand now has evolved to include jeans MADE IN USA that compete with the worlds top denim brands at nearly half the price. It's only fitting that the first of the American Made jeans be named "HOPE STREET."
Fashion retailer LN-CC delivers a striking editorial of Lanvin‘s 2013 spring/summer offerings. Shot in monochromatic black and white, two button blazers and silky jackets are paired with well-fitted and voluminous pants for contrasting options. Elsewhere, lengthy snakeskin parkas and minimalist T-shirt designs flaunt the fashion house’s neo-sportive craftsmanship, merging factors of high-fashion with wearability. Showing attentive detailing throughout, the editorial sheds light on the mix of avant-garde and classic profiles from this season. The full Spring/Summer 2013 range is now available via the LN-CC online store.
Outlier returns with their delivery of trusty outerwear – this time partnering up with Freeman’s Sporting Club to present the 60/30 blazer. This unstructured sports coat offers freedom of movement and extra comfort with their cotton and micro-nylon twill as well as the Nano Sphere “self-cleaning” technology. It features three front buttons, a notch collar lapel, front patch pockets, custom buttons with a signature slim fit. Jet dyed in an ombre color, the blazer is now available online in midnight gray and meta khaki for $980.
Fidelis Co was founded of the mindset that in today’s demanding and challenging world we must demand and expect more from the tools we carry and things we use. Fidelis, born from the experiences of our founder Tim O’Neil—a United States Marine Corps Infantry Officer—took a long range view of the things we offer, design and manufacture; knowing that it is not acceptable to have a product fail in your time of need because too often the cost of failure is too great.
The Fidelis Field Notebook really caught my eye a while back when i was checking out Tim's brand. I've always been a sucker for military gear or even products i used while in the military. One of my favorite notepads to this day is the Rite in the Rain notepad. Rite in the Rain managed to come up with notepads that wouldn't go soggy or not allow you to write due to the weather conditions. Pair this notepad with the Fidelis Field Notebook and you have a perfect Pair. Fidelis' notebook features my favorite 1000D Courda fabric that can handle being tossed around, rubbed against tough terrain without it tearing or ripping. Fidelis mixes the military's olive drab with one of the symbolic colors of the United States Marine Corps. Red. Go grab one of these awesome notebooks here.
This week a street style photographer caught style icon Nick Wooster on the streets of New York City. Once again Wooster shows why he has become known for his impeccable style with a fantastic spring outfit featuring off-white corduroy pants, a polka-dot shirt with safety pin detail, a sporty blazer, paint-speckled heavy canvas tote bag and great leather shoes. Of course socks aren’t necessary anymore because of the recent beautiful weather.
Clean cuts and sharp lines abound in the latest collection from Swedish label COS, which presently showcases its Fall/Winter 2013 range with a new lookbook. The brand went decidedly minimalist in its approach to the line, stripping blazers of ostensible buttons and labels, tailoring jackets high at the waist to create sharp contrast lines, and sticking to a relatively neutral color palette. Deep shades of maroon, navy, and grey, in addition to white, seem near ubiquitous throughout this offering from COS. Enjoy the looks from the brand’s Fall/Winter 2013 lookbook and look for a release in the months ahead.
All of Osmium's products are cut and sewn in the United States. They believe that we may live in a global economy, but we can still support local businesses. Osmium's supply chain starts with small batches of the best materials in the world:buttons from Italy, shirting from Japan, virgin Merino wool from the Andes. They are able to bring these materials to American factories, where they are expertly crafted into our signature pieces.
Whether it's a vest from Chicago, a sweater from Los Angeles, or a shirt from Fall River, MA, each of our garments has taken a unique journey en route to your door.
Shown below is the Osmium Machinist Shirt and the Oak Mariner Pants.
Sized perfectly for the iPad mini. Cut outs at the top for easy access. Available in English Tan Dublin, Black Chromexcel, Natural Chromexcel, Brown Chromexcel, or Pebble Grained Football leather.
Grab one here.
MOLLE 3 Day Assault Pack - MOLLE (pronounced molly, as in the female name) is an
acronym for Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment. It is used to define the current generation of load-bearing equipment and rucksacks utilized by a number of NATO armed forces, especially the British Army and the United States Army. The system's modularity is derived from the use of PALS webbing as rows of heavy-duty nylon stitched onto the vest to allow for attachment of various MOLLE-compatible pouches and accessories. This method of attachment has become a
de facto standard for modular tactical gear, replacing the ALICE system used in the earliest modular vest systems. The 3 day assault packs were made to be big enough to carry sustainment gear, extra ammo, IFAKs, and all manners of tactical elements.
Vintage Washed Helmet Bag - Made from canvas, these bags were designed for aviation units to put their flight helmets into and other various gear.
Backpack Duffel Bag - This bag was based on the standard issue military duffel that all branches of the military use to transport their gear, uniforms, footwear, etc. Its a top loaded made from Cotton Canvas (original being made from Nylon)
The Destroyed Wash Denim Shirt
This men's denim shirt takes it's design inspiration from vintage Navy Yard Work Shirts. It has a modern SLIM & TAILORED fit, cut Slim in body with Narrow Arms and no pleats at cuffs for tailored look arms. The fabric is 100% cotton, 8.75 oz denim. Heavy enough to be worn as a light weight jacket and light enough to be worn as a shirt. Some people do refer to it as a shirt jacket.