Frank Muytjen and team at J.Crew presented this week at New York Fashion Week, showcasing both their men’s and women’s offerings for Spring/Summer 2014. Here, we have all the men’s looks from the show, giving you the opportunity to check out the diverse range of styles the American brand will be releasing come next spring. Chambray will be seen on a lot of the pieces while you can also expect a few nautical striped tops in the mix as well. There are a few suits and blazers coming for S/S ’14, all hitting stores just in time for the summer wedding season.
Todd Snyder has displayed an unparalleled level of endurance since launching in 2011. Every piece is meticulously crafted with the utmost attention to detail. For Spring 2014, Todd Snyder brings in rolled short-sleeve chambray button-downs, crisp nautical striped tees, and a range of trousers pulling influence from sea and sun of the Mediterranean. Look for micro prints, shawl-lapel tuxedo jackets, a smart single-pleat short, and patterned knitwear.
Earlier today, designers Ariel and Shimon Ovadia debuted their Spring/Summer 2014 collection at their first ever New York Fashion Week presentation. The duo continues to impress with a slew of timeless offerings in the form of tailored suiting in sharp silhouettes. What really stood out is the outerwear lineup from Ovadia & Sons come next Spring. A lightweight reflective anorak stood out but the label’s neoprene moto jacket wins here. Look for a range of unique materials throughout the collection and a color palette that’s dominated with black and white but features pops of green and blue.
HODINKEE continues their relationship with Drake’s Of London as they’ve collaborated on another knit tie and added in a pocket square to the mix as well. The tie is again a silk knit (best on the market in our opinion), but this time, it comes in a beautiful red finish with gilt, hand-sewn dots. HODINKEE’s Heritage Tie could be the only red tie you’ll ever want to own. It’s inspired by the Tudor Black Bay, a gorgeous modern dive watch, and the HODINKEE team worked closely with the Drake’s to ensure the color match between the tie and the Black Bay’s bezel and gilt dial was spot on. Mission accomplished.
HODINKEE’s first foray into the pocket square market comes in the form of their Snowflake Square, which is inspired by another Tudor beauty, the Tudor Pelagos. The detail and craftsmanship is unparalleled as the thin silk square has hand-rolled edges and a great feel. The black and white colorway gives it a ton of versatility as well.
UK’s Trickers has teamed up with Japanese streetwear label SOPHNET. to create this shoehorn keychain. Talk about function meeting form. Each piece is engraved with Trickers for SOPHNET. branding in three different metallic finishes.
The SOPHNET. x Trickers Shoehorn Keychain can be found through select SOPHNET. stockists now.
Club Monaco has dropped the latest looks for their upcoming Fall 2013 collection. The lineup features a mix of casual and formal pieces, with much influence taken from British styling. Camel-hair coats and paisley-print suits stand out here as does a tuxedo to finish things off.
Here we have a look at Public School’s Fall 2013 lookbook. The duo behind the New York label, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, deliver a collection that’s filled with a strong lineup of leather jackets, well-tailored outwear, tops, and bottoms. The suiting is exceptional, as are the mid-layer sweaters we’re excited to see in person. Look for the pieces to drop at select stockists as well as Public School’s online store.
J.Crew has been on a bit of hot streak as of late as they gear up for the upcoming season. Their fall catalog was pinned on their Pinterest page in its entirety and made available to pre-order. Note that this is before the products even showed up in their printed catalogs or on their Web store. Now, J.Crew is has also unveiled Discovered, a new shop featuring a curation of hand picked, hard to find items that the American retailer has gathered from trips around the world, word of mouth and some from their own archives even. What we love most about Discovered is that it will unveil new interesting and unique finds every month. J.Crew’s creative and design teams will pick 10 special pieces from third party partners and their own in-house items for Men’s, Women’s and Crewcuts.
The selections will vary from month to month and each item will feature its own editorial content, photography and/or a curated video. This rich content will help to tell the deeper story behind the product and provide insight into why it was chosen.
Discovered went live online today and will debut in J.Crew’s September style guide with a dedicated section in the catalog each month. For the month of September, some standout pieces include Ebbets Field Hats, Nanamica Camo Cruiser, New Balance 998, DS & Durga Homesteader Cologne, and Monogramming. Oh, and speaking of which, J.Crew rounded up four style experts to get their thoughts on the venerable monogram. Video can be found below.
This post is sponsored by New Era, the official cap of the MLB, as they introduce their #WearYourAllegiance campaign.
Introducing the Wall of Allegiance, a jaw-dropping array of New Era baseball caps that are more than just pieces of headwear. When you put on a New Era cap, it sends a message: This is my team. This is my hood. This is my style. The video below features legendary DJ Clark Kent introducing Lane Carter to the Wall of Allegiance, and shows him how putting on for your city can transport you into a heightened reality. When he dons the caps, Lane warps in to visit friends and fellow cap obsessives like producer/DJ Lunice. With New Era being the official cap of the MLB, it’s only right Dodgers Center Fielder Matt Kemp is featured in the video as well.
Moleskine and Maison Martin Margiela have teamed up for a limited edition notebook in an all-white finish. Ink stains and finger prints mark traces of time. Throughout the years, the Maison has reflected and played with traces, whether it be on clothing, in architectural places, or on objects. Created exclusively for Japan, this unique notebook is made of Belgian cotton. It will be pre-sold on August 28th at the year-long pop-up store L’ESPACE Maison Martin Margiela at Isetan Shijuku, Tokyo.
The notebook will be available from September 20th at select Maison Martin Margiela stores.