With it now spring and the shelves being stocked again with new product, here’s what you can expect to see from Burberry Brit over the next few months. The English label’s young diffusion line continues to impress with a range of classic and military-inspired outerwear. The pieces mid- and light-weight pieces are perfect for the warmer weather with sweaters, henleys and tapered trousers rounding out the collection. In the lookbook, you’ll see shots of the women’s offerings as well. Burberry Brit S/S 2013 is available now at Burberry Brit stores and key retailers worldwide.
superNova. has dropped their Fall 2013 lookbook, showcasing a strong lineup of classic menswear inspired from fairytales like Snow White and Brothers Grimm to “Snow Black”. The interpretation is dark but welcomed as we see Nordic patterning on thick knit woolen sweaters and cardigans while vests and blazers are delivered in a range of military-inspired colors.
We recently took a trip to Atlanta and my first impressions of the southern city were nothing but positive as the gateway to the south has a unique appeal other cities can’t deliver. Now, Atlanta joins a growing list of American metros with a Suitsupply store. New York, Washington D.C., and Chicago have been just as fortunate but this is the latest and greatest, folks. Suitsupply Atlanta features everything you’ve come to expect from the Netherlands brand — well-tailored clothing for the modern man with unbeatable service from a knowledgable team of guys (and gals) that are passionate about menswear. The design ethos for the ATL store is equal parts class and elegance and even features a private fitting room.
Nish de Gruiter has done a phenomenal job leading the expansion of Suitsupply in the US and they’re not showing any signs of letting up. We’ve gotten word that other major developments are in the works so stay tuned for more exciting news. For the folks in ATL, be sure to make your way over to Buckhead to check out the new space. (via Esquire)
Chelsea boots aren’t for everyone but we’re really liking what we’re seeing from Buttero. The Italian shoemaker’s crafted a pair in a deep tan leather that’s clean, versatile and extremely wearable. The archetypal boot style features a slightly pronounced upper front section and is outlined by a slim leather sole and a lower heel. Side metal zips, leather insoles and sewn leather soles make this a must-have for the spring and summer months.
Today marks the launch of Nigel Cabourn for Converse First String footwear collection, which features the Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey and the all-new Chuck Taylor All Star Specialty Plimsole. The UK-based designer is known for his infusion of military fabrics into his work, and that’s precisely what he’s done here with the First String collection. Cabourn examined Converse’s rich American heritage of boots and sneakers for the outdoors and the military and aligned the classic Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey with WWII flight suit fabric uppers in military-inspired navy and olive green colors.
Hodinkee has informed us of IWC’s latest addition to their Portuguese Chronograph line of watches — the Chronograph Classic. Ditching the Valjoux-based movements, this beauty features an in-house IWC chronograph caliber 89361. The Portuguese Chronograph Classic features a 42mm case so it’s slightly larger than the normal Portuguese but features an arched-edge front glass that makes it appear to be a bit smaller than it actually is. The IWC caliber 89361 features a special register at 12 o’clock that displays elapsed time over 12 hours in the same format as a traditional watch or clock. This IWC caliber is also a flyback chronograph. Power reserve for caliber 89361 is 65 hours, while with the Valjoux it was just 44. Running seconds can found at 6 o’clock while the dial features applied arabic numerals with a railroad minute track. The data display at 3 o’clock is also something else not seen with the original and gives the new Chronograph Classic some much-welcomed differentiation.
The new IWC Portuguese Chronograph Classic is available in both rose gold and stainless steel, each with slate grey and silver dial options. All examples come with hand-made Santoni straps. Prices are set at $24,200 for rose gold and $14,400 for steel.
From San Francisco-based watch brand, Xetum, comes the new automotive-themed Kendrick. Xetum, led by founder Jeff Kuo, delivers timepieces that are purposely modern in design and feature automatic mechanical Swiss movements. Though the first two watches in the Xetum lineup have more of an aviation influence, the Xetum team looked to automotive instruments to guide the design of the Kendrick. The design features bold red and blue color schemes that grab your attention and are perfect for the summer months ahead, though we see this to be a great all-season watch. The Kendrick comes on a NATO or black rubber strap, both of which pair up quite nicely with the automotive theme. For the NATO straps, we’ve chosen colors that complement those of the dial, and the black rubber strap offers a sleek look to pair with the clean dial design as well as a butterfly clasp closure.
Like all Xetum watches before it, the Kendrick is designed in California and made in Switzerland. Available in three colorways — white with black, black with blue, black with white — it’s available now through Xetum for $995.
In 2013, Bell & Ross is enhancing the Aviation collection with three new instruments directly inspired by the cockpit – HEADING INDICATOR, AIRSPEED and CLIMB – and essential to flying and navigation. The collection is directly inspired by the instrumentation of aircraft cockpits while addressing four fundamental requirements: legibility, functionality, precision, and water-resistance.Each instrument is available in limited editions of 999 pieces. The first 99 will be offered exclusively in a lavish collector’s box containing the six instruments: BR01 HORIZON, ALTIMETER, TURN COORDINATOR, HEADING INDICATOR, AIRSPEED and CLIMB. The box is designed as a control panel where the essential instruments are laid out in T shape for optimum legibility.
Filson has opened their first store outside of the Pacific Northwest, and it’s in London. Located on Newburgh Street in the city’s SoHo neighborhood, it will be the go-to shopping destination for Filson enthusiasts from around the world. Look for a solid lineup of classic Filson accessories and apparel, as well as vintage bags and store exclusives.
London shop Garbstore has dropped their first lookbook for the current S/S 2013 season. They’ve always had an eye for top-quality product and this season is no different with roster of brands including Gitman Vintage, Palaca, Isaora and a few others. Look for lightweight jackets, shirts, and accessories, all blending effortlessly to craft a cohesive lineup of pieces. The pieces in the lookbook are available at the Garbstore online or through their brick and mortar location.