Unionmade recently took stock of some essential winter pieces from the folks at S.N.S Herning. We’re talking naval hats, cardigans, and plenty of knitted mid-layer items. It’s good to note that all knitting at the S.N.S. Herning mill is done with aged machinery. Even if the actual knitting is a mechanical process, they feel it’s only right the artisan operating the machine get credit for the flawless craftsmanship, hence the reason all knits bear the handwritten signature of the artisan who knitted the item.
From the Mountain Dew Green Label Art vault comes this video featuring skateboard king Paul Rodriguez. P-Rod’s known to dominate the parks but we seldom get an opportunity to see beyond the “goofy foot” stance. In the video, P-Rod talks about his passion for skateboarding in the rawest form — uncut. Peep the new commercial after the jump.
The Levi’s Workwear series continues to impress with yet another amazing collaboration, this time with Pendleton Woolen Mills. The limited-edition collection features iconic denim styles from Levi’s and wool jacquard fabrics of Pendleton. An exclusive Native American-inspired “Levi’s Jacquard” pattern was woven by Pendleton to feature hints of indigo, gold and red to signify the colors of a well-worn pair of vintage Levi’s. The Jacquard can be found across a well-curated assortment of men’s and women’s styles.
We were immediately impressed by the Jacquard-lined trucker jacket, which has been washed down and aged to perfection and actually features a removable Pendleton Wool vest.
Look for the Levi’s x Pendleton collection to hit select stores and online in early November.
From Rapha comes the return of the Tailored Jacket. Made in collaboration with British tailor Timothy Everest, we hope to actually grab one of these this time around. For all the corporate blokes that wear a suit to work on the daily and cycle to the office — imagine actually being able to wear your jacket rather than tying it to the front. The Tailored Jacket from Rapha looks to solve this with the use of a technical fabric that is 100% wool and repels water and dirt. Other technical details include an action back, a storm collar and front hems that can be buttoned away from the legs when riding.
Introducing rag & bone Crafted By Timberland Boot Company, a pretty solid offering of well-crafted boots. The detailing is everything you’d expect from these iconic brands. rag & bone has a rich history filled with thoughtful designs that are as wearable as they are timeless. Timberland has been protecting feet since the early 1900s and their footprint in the industry immense. We saw the collection in person last night and these images won’t do it justice, folks.
If you get a chance, head over to rag & bone’s Mercer Street location to see the collection first-hand.
Whillas & Gunn delivers some great products at prices that are just as inviting and this cotton canvas coat is a fine example. The quilted Kingsford Smith jacket is a great pickup for anyone looking for an additional layer of warmth. The cotton flannel inner lining and ribbed details along the collar and sleeves really make this a complete package.
This wool-blend cardigan from Henrik Vibskov is a winner in my book. It’ll add a few layers when it really begins to get brisk and the detailing can’t be ignored. The color is must-have for the fall and for anyone wondering it’s officially called a “ginger” finish. Looks like a Starbucks cinnamon to me. Just sayin’.
Fjällräven‘s Greenland parka is by far one of our favorite outerwear jackets this year. We know many parts of the country were in the 70s yesterday, but that cold weather’s coming. I can feel it. The Greenland’s long, fitted and quilted and comes with plenty of pockets for the man looking for some utility out of his jacket. The hood’s roomy and fully lined also, so what else do you need? That’s right.
Parisian label Noir Basic drops their reinterpretation of a classic 1930s Engineer jacket crafted by legendary French workwear factory Mont Saint-Michel. This one’s made from double weaved Okayama white and khaki denim and lined with dark brown synthetic fur. The jacket’s cut slim and features brown lambskin edging and vintage French naval buttons.
Say what you will about the man, LeBron Jame is still pretty marketable, though we’re not sure that’ll last if the Heat keep playing as they did last night. This Nike Basketball commercial dropped recently and it really captures the essence of everything that’s surrounding LeBron these days. The past few months have been a whirlwind and this commercial will either continue the circus or actually put many of the complaints to rest.