Left Field does it again, this time bringing us four different variations of their Angus Young shorts. The four styles — Spanish chambray, Japanese Hickory Stripe, Japanese Pinstripe, and a US grown and woven red Organic Cotton Twill (above) — each feature some amazing details worth noting. They include a chain-stitched waist band, durable YKK zipper fly, back welt pockets, Japanese chambray pocket bags, and sustainable Corozo buttons throughout.
GILT takes on a day trip with Lady Gaga fashion director and design Nicola Formichetti. He covers a few interesting points and even delivers some background into how he become the well-known designer he is today.
We recently highlighted the ongoing collaboration between Mark McNairy and Bass Weejuns but here’s one you’ll only find at London’s Number Six. These rusty brown scotch grain ‘Bert’ fringe tassel shoes are made from premium leather in Maine and feature a 360 degree leather lacing system with tassel tips.
Christian Louboutin releases an all black version of his iconic Rollerball Spikes loafer. The matte black spikes are aligned perfectly atop a black leather shell.
Austrian travel goods maker Hard Graft has release these leather sleeves for the Apple iPad and MacBook. This piece is made from super soft premium leather and lined with rich British woven wool. Other details include an over-sized flap and double snap closure. The premium vegetable tanned leather comes in a fine cognac finish and is handmade in Italy.
Mister Freedom’s Pantalon Ouvrier workmans trouser is inspired by early French workpants and military chore trousers. The detailing is tremendous with the 9.7 oz indigo dyed twill blend comes in a slimmer fit and a high rise for maximum comfort and wearability. The trousers come with matching fabric removable suspenders and the buttons are made from corozo natural wood.
Outlier’s 60/30 Shorts merge the brand’s 60/30 Chinos and Three Way Shorts, giving us an extremely comfortable and flexible pair of shorts. The inseam clocks in at 11″ and land just above the knee for most. While the exterior is made from Outlier’s 60/30 Cloth, the inside’s a linen-cotton clend that’s perfect for some summer comfort and also feature flow through pockets and hidden draw strings in case you have intentions of getting wet.
From CÉLINE’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection comes this iPad case box which features a sleek, yet simple exterior with luxurious detailing. It’s made in Italy from smooth, high quality leather and is fitted with two compartments on the inside, one for holding documents and cards and another padded space for your iPad. The gold hardware work well with both the brown and black shells. At $24,000 HKD (~ $3,087 USD), this case doesn’t come cheap. (via HB)
We had the opportunity to preview the Levi’s Made & Crafted collection for Fall 2011 a short while back and were thoroughly impressed. The design focused collection from the Levi’s XX division features highly detailed pieces that are crafted in some of the finest factories in the world, including shirting, leather motorcycle jackets, bags, and accessories that are all made in Italy. Made & Crafted will also offer a large selection of chinos and denim for men and women, with a special men’s capsule line of Cone selvage denim that is made in California.
Needless to say, there’s plenty to be had in this Fall’s collection from Made & Crafted, all of which can be seen in the lookbook. Expect the product to begin hitting select retailers by August/September.