Introducing J. Hilburn‘s Tailored Suiting Collection, the custom menswear label’s first foray into suiting. The pieces are made-to-order in Europe by the same suit manufacturers as Armani and Burberry. Their disruptive business model is set up to direct source top of the line raw materials, again, the same used by brands like Armani and Burberry, which allows for more affordable pricing on high-quality suits with a starting price-point of $700, well below what we’d expect from other luxury brands. Personalization options include a preferred fit profile, fine Italian wool frabrics, unique lining options, pockets and vents as well as various button styles. (more…)
The fine folks over at Hodinkee just turned us to this amazing chronograph watch from Gergé, made of a titanium shell. The Swiss watchmaker is fairly new to the game but they’re getting things started on a positive note, with their M3 mono-pusher and a slew of other well-made timepieces. This beauty features a COSC certified automatic movement, Côtes de Genève dial, but we’re most excited about the fact that this mono-pusher chronograph is not based on a Valjoux 7750.
Bullett magazine is offering up its third volume, this time highlighting a plethora of style shots with brands ranging from Tom Ford and Sunspel to Dries Van Noten and Dior Homme. There’s a hint of formal attire but the majority of pieces are casual.
Some more goods from designer label Alexander McQueen for y’all. This slim black cotton blend tie caught our attention and thought it’s worth highlighting. The diagonal gold stripes and brown skull motif really set it apart while the traditional striped ties make it more wearable than you’d expect.
Spring 2012 is a long way off from where we’re sitting but Christopher Bailey and Co. have dropped looks at Burberry Prorsum’s pre-Spring 2012 collection. Here’s what the designer had to say about the offerings:
This collection started with our iconic heritage as the foundation, we really wanted to emphasise this feeling of artisanal and decorative pieces that had been touched by hand, celebrating craftsmanship but always with this playful element. We have taken our icons and played with texture to personalise and give them a real character and charm using colour to highlight the intricate detail that goes in to crafting them.
We’re expecting some of this gear to be available sometime during the next round of runway shows, similar to what the brand did earlier this year for the Fall 2011 collection. (via Selectism)
French fashion label Balmain Homme has released imagery from their Fall 2011 campaign with an emphasis on well-fitted gear that’s injected with a hint of military appeal. Coats feature decorative stripes and gold buttons while accessories like scarves and fur vests take this lineup to the next level. We hope new designer Olivier Rousteing will deliver the goods moving forward as well.
GRIND Magazine gives us a styled look at the Spring/Summer 2011 collection from Black Fleece by Brooks Brothers. Guest designer Thom Browne has blessed the military-inspired range with traditional materials and a slew of classic silhouettes. Among the fabrics utilized is cotton canvas, twill, voile and poplin, all presented in a range of colors including navy, white, grey and a newly introduced grey-blue camo.
The collection is available through the two New York and San Francisco Black Fleece stores as well as other select Brooks Brothers outlets.
Another magnificent shoe from Christian Louboutin. “Platers” is a classic lace up oxford, updated, and remastered by Monsieur Louboutin. It features some amazing details as the shell is made of black stingray, something we’ve never seen done before.