Some of the finest footwear we’ve seen in quite sometime, Feit’s limited edition “Hand Sewn Reconnaissance” collection for Spring 2012 features a few new models in a range of colorways. The Hand Sewn Superclean Low, High and Stitchown model combine specialized techniques such as hand-made Goodyear construction, with the heel construction of a hand sewn moccasin, and finishing in the shape and feel of a classic court sport sneaker, each style is built to completion by one master craftsman using the finest Italian leathers. Look for these to not only be available for preorder through feitdirect.com but through select retailers worldwide as well.
DQM has teamed up with Seattle’s Crescent Down Works for this amazing remake of their Montagne Parka. The shell is made from Martexin Original Wax cotton and is lined with the Crescent Down Works’ signature streak free nylon. Look for zipper and leather enforced button closure plus additional leather detailing on the drawstring hood. The jacket will be available in two colorways — black/orange and tan/navy — through DQM’s online shop come October 3rd but can be grabbed now at The Vans DQM General Store.
Australian cosmetics brand Aesop has opened up shop in the New York City neighborhood of Nolita. The interior design of the space explores the construction possibilities of newspapers as reclaimed copies of the New York Times have been used as a building material and acknowledgement of the brand’s well-known respect for the written word and history of each city it sets up shop in. A unique feature of this store is the screening on the walls of Criterion films. Look for the entire cosmetics collection at Aesop’s New York shop. (via super future)
Though it’s been in the rumor mill for quite sometime now, Maserati has finally unveiled the Kubang, a concept SUV that may be a pre-cursor to what the Italian manufacturer’s first Sport Utility will look like. Maserati is looking to build the Kubang concept on the same Michigan assembly line as the Jeep Grand Cherokee but will leave the engine manufacturing to Italy’s Paolo Martinelli, who brings over thirty years of experience at Ferrari. The video below blends Maserati’s history with their future endeavor.
For Fall 2011, Japan’s Beams+ introduces this bandana in an amazing yellow paisley fabric. It’s made in Japan and will work well as a bandana or a pocket square though I personally would toss this in my blazer’s chest pocket in a heart beat.
A move that’s long overdue, The Brothers Corsillo have finally taken their highly successful Hickoree’s online shop and opened their first brick and mortar establishment. Situated in the South Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY, the shop is a floor under their office where brothers Sandy and Emil have run both Hickoree’s as well as The Hill-Side over the past few years. The product’s as diverse as it is online with everything from wiffle ball bats and Blue Cow soap to parkas from Owner/Operator and new packs from Epperson Mountaineering. The shop recently collaborated with Fair Ends for two wool caps, both of which are available in-store now. (via Secret Forts)
Toymaker Uncle York has created this hand made figure of photographer Terry Richardson. The rare collectible features Terry’s infamous camera pose, signature shades and thumbs-up sign. “After Batman and Spiderman the most debated photographer is immortalized in the form of doll. Tattoos, camera and even nasty eyed!” Look for it now through colette and Uncle York.
From S.E.H Kelly comes another fall essential, this time in the form of a biscuit-colored lambswool rollneck jumper with inset slouch pockets on the side-seams. The details are immense but that’s something we’ve come to expect from the British brand. The soft, pliable lambswool is spun in Yorkshire in a light brown or “biscuit” finish that’s seldom seen on the market, making this piece a rare find. We’re really impressed with the construction as the chest and back of the sweater are finished in a warm, dense moss-stitch while the rest of the body and arms feature a lighter plain-stitch.
Copenhagen’s Norse Projects and Manchester-based retailer Oi Polloi have teamed up for this burnt orange military inspired anorak. The detailed shots below highlight the jacket’s waterproof shell and just make us want this jacket more than we already do. Find the jacket at Shelta and Oi Polloi.
With Inventory Magazine‘s Issue No. 4 right around the corner, we’ve been turned to Patrick Long’s contributed illustrations to the magazine’s latest installment of “Illustrated Examples”. The magnificent art here highlights the style of Owen and Simon, two of the gifted individuals behind Inventory. The magazine’s Issue No. 4 will feature more of Patrick’s work and we can’t wait to see what else the magazine will have in store for us.