Belgian label Bellerose has released their F/W ’12 lookbook, one that’s infused a ton of American influence. Since their inception in 1989, they’ve been crafting workwear-inspired menswear pieces and they’ve done a damn good job. The Fall 2012 lineup is filled with timeless offerings for the colder months ahead including a duffle coat made in collaboration with British designer Nigel Cabourn. More looks from Bellerose below.
Tomorrow, Billy Reid will be opening the doors to their first store in Austin, Texas. The store, located at 1122 West 6th, and is the designer’s third store in the Lone Star State. It embodies all things Reid while still taking much influence from the surrounding Old West Austin community. Antique furnishings and rustic wood tables are set against bright white painted walls, with eclectic sculptures from artist Butch Anthony hanging above. More shots below.
Here, we have some early looks at the Thom Browne x DITA Eyewear catalog. The catalog includes quotes from designer Thom Browne, styled shots of the collection being blended with Thom Browne menswear as well as a behind the scene perspective of the DITA factory where these amazing frames are made. More imagery below. (via UNION)
Band of Outsiders has released looks for their upcoming Fall 2012 collection, this time commissioning actor Josh Brolin to sport the goods. The lookbook was shot at The Sunset Ranch Hollywood in Los Angeles by the label’s designer Scott Sternerg, bringing forth a Western theme to the fall lineup. More images below.
In a recent article from Motoramic, we learn white is currently the most popular exterior car color, a title held by silver for nearly a decade. Sandy McGill, BMW Designworks’ lead designer in color, materials, and finish, says Steve Jobs had a strong influence here. “Prior to Apple, white was associated with things like refrigerators or the tiles in your bathroom. Apple made white valuable.” And to think, I bought my car in white because I was being different but little did I know my subconscious love for Apple was driving the purchase.
Porsche has officially unveiled the new all-wheel-drive 911 in four versions — the 911 Carrera 4 and 911 Carrera 4S, each as Coupé and Cabriolet. Their lightweight body design, suspension, engines and gearboxes are identical, the only modifications being related to the all-wheel-drive. The higher level of engine and performance actually leads to better fuel efficiencies with total savings for individual versions as much as 16 per cent. The all new models have a seven-speed manual gearbox standard with the German automaker’s PDK seven-speed gearbox available as an option. This is mated to a 350-hp 3.4 liter six-cylinder engine in the 911 Carrera 4 Coupe and Cabriolet while the Carrera 4S Coupe and 4S Cabriolet is fitted with a 3.8 liter boxer engine that dishes out 400 hp.
The most distinct feature of the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and 4S, compared to the two-wheel drive 911′s, is the wider rear section as the rear wheel housings each extend further outward by 22m while the tires are each ten millimeters wider. The traditional red light band that connects the two taillights on the 911 Carrera C4 has also taken on a new form.
Look for all four models to make their debut at the 2012 Paris International Auto Show on September 29th.
From Italy-based aoúd comes an exceptional line of men’s jewelry. The label is does an amazing job blending natural stones in an array of finishes with silver and brass pendants, with seeds and coloured tassels of fabric. There’s a really ancient feel to the pieces with much symbolism and infusion of various cultures to come to very unique designs. We had the opportunity to try one of aoúd‘s pieces and we have to say the detail and craftsmanship is everything we expected and more. The look and feel of the necklaces are masculine and wearable and we’re really glad to see the label begin to pick up stockists in the United States. More looks at the collection below.
Columbus-based Homage recently teamed up with well-known Ebbets Field Flannels for their take on the classic baseball cap. They took a swooshed H and threw it against a rich red wool shell and added their logo print on the back for good measures. The result is a high-quality product made right here in the USA.
Por Vocacao has just taken stock of their largest ever drop from Buttero and it’s one worth checking out. Atop the list of products are two styles of their classic suede sneakers reworked for A/W ’12. Available in both a hi-top and low-top silhouette, the latest sneakers present the same quality construction the Italian brand is historically known for, with vegetable tanned leather (suede) uppers mounted on smooth style rubber soles and featured alongside contrast toe caps and other nifty details. For this AW12, however, Buttero have scuffed the soles a bit, giving the new sneakers a slightly broken-in look.
Shop the Buttero offerings through Por Vocacao.
MR PORTER took some time out to chat with the lead of one of the restaurant world’s most influential families as the Cipriani Downtown Ibiza restaurant recently opened up inside the Ibiza Gran Hotel. Mr. Giuseppe Cipriani’s grandfather opened the legendary Harry’s Bar in Venice in 1931 and the brand has been flourishing ever since, now with a reputation that’s entering a fourth generation. The Cipriani name defines class and Mr. Cipriani is nothing short of that himself. The face of the Cipriani name discusses his love for the Art Deco movement, racing, and why they decided to set up shop in Ibiza amongst other things. Head on over to MR PORTER to crack open their Ibiza issue.