If you’re not sold on this jacket from first glance, then you should be after I add my two cents. The tan suede shell is not for everyone but when you bring out a timeless piece like Levi’s trucker jacket in this material, it should be an insta-buy. The outer is brilliant soft suede and on the flip side inside soft leather. The fit on the Type III from Levi’s Vintage has been known to be slimmer than the standard trucker and the fact that it’s made with absolute care in Italy makes it an even easier purchase.
Danish-born designer Henrik Vibskov presented a great collection in Paris this past week, proving once again that minimalist design should not be overlooked. The pieces were wearable across an array of styles with muted color patterns taking center stage instead of the bright offerings of seasons past.
For his own private label, Kris Van Assche put the show on the shoulders of his suiting and well-cut shirting. Pieces ranged in styles from pinstripes to sleeveless and were accompanied by cropped trousers and colorful polos.
Unveiled at this week’s (Capsule) show in Paris was a collaboration between Schott’s Perfecto Brand and Billykirk. They’ve teamed up for an all-leather tool bag for Spring 2012. The bag’s hand made by brothers Chris and Kirk Bray with parts from California and Pennsylvania and features elements incorporated from the iconic Schott Perfecto and BillyKirk’s classic carryall. It’s made from brown and black American cowhide and is fitted with quilted nylon lining, heavy chrome zipper, exterior coin pocket and Schott Perfecto hardware. Other fine details include double drop handles, signature Billykirk luggage tag, metal hinge frame, two interior pockets and a detachable leather shoulder.
Hodinkee Executive Editor and good friend of PH, Ben Clymer, recently sat down with world renowned chef Eric Ripert to have a casual chat on watches and cooking. Though the two realms may seem quite different on the surface, they actually share many characteristics and Mr. Ripert outlines some of them in this video.
The Spring 2012 runway show for Dries Van Noten was a tremendous success in Paris as the designer showed a strong collection, headlined by utilization of waterproof fabrics. Standout colors from the palette included midnight blue and burgundy alongside some brighter colors as well. We’re sure all eyes are on the outerwear pieces as they really left a mark of their own.
The Red Wing Video Series moves into its final piece with a look at Duluth-based Hallett Dock Company. The employee-owned company was started back in 1959 and since then has been responsible for supplying bulk commodities for the maritime industry. Red Wing’s been supplying them with wearable, durably work boots for decades as they’re mandatory for workers. The story’s definitely one worth checking out.
We’d like to turn you to one of the most wearable collections from Paris Fashion Week. Maison Martin Margiela’s Spring 2012 collection was amazing to say the least as the styling was a perfect mix of modern and timeless. Shades of blue and red filled the stage but there was a healthy amount of neutrals like black and white to even the playing field.
Kris Van Assche delivers another splendid collection for Dior Homme, this time going with a more minimalist approach. Clean staples like high-waisted trousers, double-breasted blazers and button-down shirts were offered up mainly in black and white but beige and shades of blue made their way into the show as well.