Canadian brand Want Les Essentiels De La Vie has been known to make some outstanding travel items but their Haneda laptop bag is one of their best. This time around, they’ve fitted the 13″ laptop bag with an organic denim shell and leather handles and other minute details. The inside has multiple pockets and plenty of protection for your laptop.
Though we’re use to seeing Stone Island drop amazing outerwear pieces, they’re doing a nice job expanding their offerings, and this faded chambray button down is a great pickup. The slim fit is always welcomed while the narrow button placket and left chest pocket add to the shirt’s flawless overall look. The fine details might not be visible from a far but get close enough and you’ll see additions we can appreciate like the press stud closure on the chest pocket and the curved hem with dark back.
Overkill turns us to their most recent F/W offerings, and this double-breasted coat just happened to stand out from the pack. It features some amazing detailing like the cloak neck closure and use of heavy buttons. The iconic skull is on the back of the collar, giving the coat some edge while still keeping it timeless as ever.
German-born designer Stephan Schneider is definitely one of the most under-the-radar designers we’ve come across but his product should not be overlooked, just check out his “Furever” collection for Fall/Winter 2010. It’s filled with items that fit well and will keep you warm as well. The knitwear’s quite promising as is the outerwear selection which is lead by a well-cut wool navy blazer as well as a timeless peacoat.
For the new year, uniform experiment has introduced a “UE Navy” capsule collection under the recently developed uniform experiment Athletic Field Academy label. The first trio of items includes a piping element tee, hat clip and the “Helmet” bag in collaboration with Alpha. Hiroshi Fujiwara and Hirofumi Kiyonaga are about to deliver a collection that’s sure to please alot of people, including us.
Look for these items to hit the Japanese market early January.
Honestly, let’s keep it real — how warm does this hat look? Highland 2000 happens to be one of England’s finest knitwear makers and this cable knit really shows the brands potential. It’s made from 100% Shetland wool and crafted in England.
Buy It: $54 at Superdenim
A short while back, we turned you to Mt. Rainier Design’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection and happy to have spotted one of the lineup’s standout pieces at Inventory. The 60/40 down parka is an unbeatable option and see it in this tan shell with the forest green lining makes it super versatile. While this jacket’s primary job is to keep you warm, the while leather toggles and multiple pockets add to the functionality but give it some great detailing in the process.
Daiki Suzuki and his team of gifted individuals at Engineered Garments have drop looks for their Spring 2011 collection. The line is filled with workwear-inspired gear, with some pieces being more eccentric than others. There’s a wide range of fabrics and prints in play throughout the collection, including some floral print and polka dots. Look for plenty of lightweight cotton twill and linen utilization and even some microfiber shells on some outerwear pieces.
Christmas is past us but that doesn’t mean you can’t pick up a gift for yourself. The brutal cold has hit us here in the East Coast and this basket of goods would’ve really been ideal right now. Blackbird collaborated with Quoddy to design a limited edition custom deck chukka exclusively for Blackbird and the result’s tremendous. They’re made from a tough nubuck leather coated with a tar-like wax which is dry to the touch and the standard nickel hardware and natural stitching have been swapped for black hardware and black stitching. All black everything.
Also in the package are two sets of laces — contrasting natural leather with deep chocolate edges or standard black leather — as well as a few other Blackbird favorites like a 1lb bag of whole bean Blackbird Coffee roasted by Caffe Vita, a porcelain double walled thermal Bird Boy tumbler, and a Bird Boy recycled notebook by ReBinder.
S.E.H Kelly is known for taking a more unconventional route, opting for a limited collection filled with some well-crafted pieces. The focus falls directly on the construction and attention to detail each item is given and the results are impeccable. This moss-stitch jumper is a fine example of the well-thoughtout product the label’s dishing out. It’s made with Shetland Isle yarn and knitted in Nottingham, England and features a thick tubular rib crewneck. “There are hip-height inset pockets at the sideseam, which have plain-knit pocket bags made of the same yarn. The yarn has a heavy gauge, and has been hand-twisted and lightly oiled by the mill to soften up a characteristically chunky handle.”
Available in two finishes — grey and navy.