Gucci has this leather shirt case that we’re really digging. It’s one of those accessories you thought you didn’t need until you came across it, but now you won’t be able to travel without one. It’s designed to keep your shirts in order and ready to go and will be perfect for your next weekend getaway where luggage space is limited. It measures in at 10″ x 15″, so it’s definitely as portable as it is refined.
From Band of Outsiders comes this Italian-made double-breasted blazer in a caramel cord shell. It’s classic with an edge and the wide-gauge cord really sets it off, as do the elbow pads, mottled brown buttons and grey striped lining. It’s double vented and also features a few inside pockets. The fall season ahead just can’t come soon enough.
Predicting where the menswear market will be in a year or two from now or even five years from now is no easy task but I sincerely believe the folks at Ovadia & Sons are one of the few in the industry that are really good at it. In past seasons, we seen them deliver product that’s modern yet timeless and downright essential. Their following is steadily growing and that can be mainly attributed to some press love and their ability to just make clothes that men want to wear.
Until now, we’ve seen only a small portion of what Schott’s Perfecto Brand will be offering up for Spring 2012. They’ve now gone ahead and released the entire lookbook for next spring, with “Northeastern sporting clubs and railroads serving as the backdrop. The locales are fitting, as vintage Americana remains the root of the line.” The Perfecto jacket will be available in some new fabrics and will work magnificently with the brand’s suede and waxed cotton pieces. (via Selectism)
A short while back, I had the opportunity to sit down with the folks at Gear Patrol to check out what awesome stuff they’re cooking up. Come to find out, an iPad app was in the works. The design was extremely unique and was one of the few designs we’ve seen that brought the published content to light in a different way than its browser-friendly counterparts. Top to bottom, GP made everything from the eyes of the reader, giving us as fans the opportunity to really enjoy reading and finally giving us a solid reason to browse the site from an iPad. The app’s seamlessly integrated with Instapaper, Twitter, Facebook, and much more and even features Viewfinder, a section dedicated to videos.
We recently gave you a sneak peek at what you can expect from Hiroshi Awai’s CREEP for Spring 2012 and here’s an extended look at the styles for the season. The pieces, as always, are well-cut and impeccably crafted. The fabrics and patterns utilized for S/S 2012 are next level with plenty of wearable product to be had.
With NYC Market behind us, we’re gearing up for the next round of trade shows in August. The (capsule) show in New York has had an amazing brand roster over the past few years, with brands that have been able to come into the market and showcase product that’s fresh and wearable as well. They’ve forced other shows to change (for the better, we think) and have really put the industry in a promising position.
This time around, the show gathered some of the best pieces and crafted this Spring 2012 lookbook. The shots are well-styled and feature a few brands you should know by now and some that you will soon enough. Brands featured include Schott’s Perfecto brand, WoodWood, Mark McNairy, Norse Projects, Riviera Club and a few more.
Designer Jackie Villevoye has introduced a new neckwear brand to the market, giving us more options in a constantly-evolving segment. The pieces are well-made and wearable with a subtle touch of hand-embroidery here and there. The materials and artists are sourced from india.
From leather goods maker Calabrese comes their Napoli bag, a modern-day version of the classic doctor’s bag. It comes in a rich cognac leather shell and is just the perfect size for a weekend getaway. The double top handles and detachable strap really help this bag standout as do the silver accents and embossed logo patch on the front.
New York’s The Windmill Club have dropped images from their Spring/Summer 2012 collection, giving us a much-welcomed look at the tie brand’s offerings for next summer. The pieces are made from 100% dead stock silk and are given the proper attention while being made. All the products are handmade here in New York City with availability being extremely limited, at times to as few as six pieces of each style. The folks behind The Windmill Club also cooked up a video for the S/S 2012 collection so be sure to check that out after the jump. (via the189)