Black Scale and Golden Bear have teamed up to make a few colorways of the Deluxe Varsity Jacket. Details are immense as the two-tone shells feature leather and wool paneling as well as snap-button closure, hip pockets, and internal pockets. Striped cuffs, collar and waistband add to the authenticity. The varsity jacket will come in green with red, orange with grey and black on black. Look for this limited edition collaboration to be available starting June 1 through Black Scale flagship stores as well as through their online store.
H.W. Carter & Sons has just added a ton of new stock including some solid offerings from Post Overalls. The brand’s known for making vintage-inspired workwear and even delving into military and outdoor garments as well. The current drop features a perfect mix of well-made shirting, bottoms, and outerwear. Shop the goods through H.W. Carter & Sons.
From New York-based Public School comes a look at their F/W ’13 lookbook. Dao-Yi and Maxwell offer up a complete collection which ranges from their signature denim in an overdyed black finish and worsted wool long shorts to scoop neck tees, shawl collared pullovers and a gambit of mid-to-heavy weight pieces that are appropriately fitted with leather detailing. One of our favorites happens to be the wool vest with stretch leather sleeves. It’s rich in detail, comes in a great fit and is extremely versatile.
Look for Public School’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection to drop in the months ahead through select stockists worldwide.
Globe-Trotter and Mr. Porter have teamed up for a capsule collection that blends the tastes of the online men’s retailer with a brand that still makes all its luxury luggage by hand in their Hertfordshire, England factory and takes over 10 days to craft each piece. Founded back in 1897, Globe-Trotter has had the privilege of making goods for many notable folks over the decades, including Winston Churchill.
Shop the Globe-Trotter for Mr. Porter capsule collection now through Mr. Porter.
Ghurka was founded back in 1975 by Marley Hodgson, and has since built up a solid reputation of being one of the finest makers of fine men’s leather accessories. The lineup has ranged from business cases and travel bags to wallets and other small leather goods, all crafted while keeping Ghurka’s iconic history intact. Ghurka has come from humble beginnings in Connecticut to being respected the world over. This video gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Ghurka’s exacting design and manufacturing processes, and even lets us hear from longtime Ghurka artisans and collectors.
Canada’s Raised by Wolves releases looks for their S/S ’13 collection, showcasing a wide range of pieces. The brand’s tees continue to impress as we’re seeing some beach-friendly attire as well as a tribute to the great Big L. The headwear this time around comes in the form of 5 panels, 6 panels and snapbacks with two trucker hats tossed into the mix as well. Also look for Canadian-made pullovers, hoodies, and oxford shirts to round out the offerings.
Raised by Wolves Spring/Summer 2013 collection is available now through select stockists worldwide as well as RbW online.
The Nike Free Powerlines+ II are offered up in a fresh color way for the summer months, this time featuring an almond brown shell. The mesh and nubuck upper are almond while the lining of the show is actually more of a darker shade of brown. Mustard yellow can also be seen on some of the details like the Dynamic Flywire eyelets and the heel tab. All this rests atop a speckled white Nike Free midsole, just in time for the summer.
Here we have the second installment of Garbstore’s “Scale: English Summer” lookbook. The looks are ideal for the warmer weather that’s starting to blanket the US and beyond with a solid showing of the English retailer’s stock. Brands in the lineup include Engineered Garments, Bodega, Gitman Vintage, Palace and a slew of other contemporary brands. Look for printed shorts, lightweight blazers, jackets and other tops to get you through the (hopefully) warmer months ahead.
All the pieces shown in the lookbook are now available through Garbstore.
Last week, Dior Homme hosted its first ever fashion show in Beijing at the city’s Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) Museum. Previously shown in Paris, designer Kris Van Assche put the label’s F/W ’13 collection on display while adding in exclusively produced tuxedos for the Chinese market. Here’s what KVA had to say about the collection as well as entering China.
The Dior Homme man now looks to the future with optimism…What I wanted to convey in the collection this season is rigor, calm and control. This is a confident, self-made man in a multitude of ways. He’s a self-made superhero.
Dior Homme has provided a video recap of the show for all that weren’t in attendance so be sure to check it out.
Suitsupply has just opened another US store, this time setting up shop in The City of Brotherly Love. Located in Rittenhouse Square, the setup takes over an 84-year-old former hotel in the heart of Philly, bringing out everything we’ve come to expect from the European clothier. Philadelphia is known to have an eclectic sense of style which will play well for a brand that looks to deliver timeless pieces with modern twists and unparalleled quality and detail.
Timing is perfect as Suitsupply’s also just dropped a lot of their Spring/Summer 2013 collection. The focus this season is on rich hues and bold textures with Indigo-colored wool, linen and silk fortifying the lineup. Other standouts include denim shirts and double-breasted suits with a color palette that stretches out to burnt orange, faded red, and ochre-accented colors.
Suitsupply Philadelphia is open for business and we’re looking forward to making a visit. For our Delaware Valley readers, head on over to 1601 Locust and let us know your thoughts.