Nigel Cabourn and Eddie Bauer have teamed up once again, this time bringing us more inspiration from Eddie Bauer’s historical archives. The American brand has an immense warehouse of designs and Mr. Cabourn was able to swift through to find some amazing fabrics and classic designs that we’re really glad to see come to fruition. Beyond the archives, the collection is also inspired by vintage hunting and fishing styles, something that’s quite prevalent throughout the offerings. Quilted coats, waxed cotton vests with fur lined detachable hoods, and down filled parkas are all designed and constructed with the uncompromising quality that has become synonymous with the Nigel Cabourn brand (consider that the down filled parkas are stuffed by hand and require more than five hours of production work to complete each garment). Winter, here we come. The pieces are available now at Roden Gray. More shots below.
Earlier today, Justin Timberlake tweeted a link to this teaser of the New MySpace to his 13+ million followers. The site, now been acquired by Specific Media for 15 months and partially owned by JT himself, gets a complete makeover and the aesthetics and user flow seem to take inspiration from two other social networks – Facebook and Tumblr. Users will be able to login via Facebook or Twitter with the option to bring photos or other information with them so you don’t need to build from unless you want to. Status updates look similar to the mobile app Path, with photos largely displayed and user comments showing up underneath. There’s also a music component which allows you to browse albums, find popular songs and artists and more. Want access? Get in line at new.myspace.com.
GQ’s 2012 Best New Menswear Designers in America have been tapped to craft capsule collections with American giant Gap and we’ve now got first looks at the offerings. Ian Velardi, Todd Snyder, Saturdays Surf, BLK DNM, Ovadia & Sons, and Mark McNairy New Amsterdam will drop their own offerings for this limited-edition drop that’s set to release on September 27th. Look for the collection at select Gap stores and Gap.com. Video preview below.
Drumohr and Nick Wooster have collaborated for this this impeccably crafted mid-layer piece for fall and winter months ahead. The British knitwear brand was founded by James Paterson in southern Scotland in the 1700s and has been revered by British and European royals for decades. Nick Wooster teamed up with Drumohr to bring out the creativity with some amazing details inspired by US university wear and wintersports across a foray of products. One of the stand outs is this down padded cashmere hooded waistcoat, in traditional snowflake pattern matching.
Nordstrom and GQ have teamed up for a pop-up shop in New York during MBFW. The store will feature GQ Selects: a selection of apparel, accessories, gifts, and more, curated by the editors of GQ, along with Tommy Fazio, men’s fashion director, Nordstrom. In addition to carrying more than 50+ brands, the shop will also include a Warby Parker shop, complimentary shaves by Freeman’s Sporting Club, a Stumptown coffee bar, and more.
GQ & Nordstrom Men’s Shop is located at the Nordstrom owned Treasure & Bond store at 350 West Broadway between Grand and Broome. The pop up shop will be open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 8pm and on Sunday from 11am to 7pm. There are some great events taking place at the shop, all of which we’ve listed for your below. Things kick off with the Launch Party on Fashion’s Night Out tonight, September 6th.
So not to be outdone by the intense festivities taking place in New York City for FNO, Chicago’s Haberdash will be having an entertaining event of their own. Select pieces from the Red Wing historical archives will be on display, and complimentary tailoring will be available on all Levi’s Made & Crafted purchases. Representatives from both Red Wing Heritage and Levi’s Made & Crafted will also be available to speak with guests about each brand and its history.
Guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres from Osteria Via Stato and tastings from Chicago’s own Koval Distillery. Bottom line – if you’re in Chi-town, make your way over to Haberdash for a great time. Please RSVP via firstname.lastname@example.org. More details below.
Fashion’s Night Out 2012 is here and it’s bigger than ever, folks. We’re talking hundreds of in-store experiences happening throughout New York City. We’ve tried our best to narrow down the list and focus on the most entertaining. Some of the bigger luxury brands are staying low key this time around but the party will literally be at their door step so they won’t be able to hide from the madness, especially in midtown. Note to the claustrophobics: Stay indoors tomorrow night. Seriously. Check out our list below.
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.
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.