French label A.P.C. has an amazing S/S ’11 collection and we’re not talking just denim. Their Retro Jacket happens to be one of my personal favorites as it’s lightweight, cut slim and has some great details. The style’s reminiscent of a classic denim jacket without the heavy denim, with a strong Oxford cloth taking its place instead.
YMC blends CVO and slip-on skate shoe silhouettes in their Classic Deck Shoe. Fitted with a canvas upper and gum sole, the classic styling and simple design ensures that this shoe can go with almost any outfit this Spring/Summer.
The Zip Blazer from Filson is one of the more versatile offerings from the iconic American brand. It can be worn as a blazer but can also work well as a casual zip jacket. It’s lightweight but has all the detailing to keep you warm in case Mother Nature decides to act up.
Scott Sternberg and company at Band of Outsiders are at it again with another solid collaboration with the folks at Sperry Top-Sider. This time, we’re seeing a low-top boat shoe in yellow nylon shell. The yellow colorway was well-received when it was initially utilized in a high-top variation last year.
Uniform Experiment joins forces again with Alpha Industries for this take on the 1950′s L-2B flight jacket. The L-2B jacket, shown here in navy, has a 100% nylon exterior and also comes in black and khaki. It features ribbed elasticated cuffs and hem, a left sleeve pocket, and Uniform Experiment insignia patches on both arms.
Moleskine has a long history of producing some of the best journals and notebooks on the market and recently they decided to expand their storied collection to include bags and cases. The Travelling Collection features a messenger bag, briefcase, backpack, totes, and cases with many of Moleskines trademark notebook features, such as elastic closure straps and “In case of loss” tags. All of the bags and cases have semi-hard, soft-to-touch bases to maintain their shape and stand upright on their own. Add-on pouches can be purchased in various sizes and attach to the lining using Velcro straps.
The Travelling Collection can be found on Moleskine’s online store as well as select retailers worldwide.
In their Resort 2011 Collection, Thorocraft continues where they left off last year taking classic styles and updating them with simple silhouettes, the finest materials, and expert construction. The Resort 2011 collection features boots, chukkas, bluchers, and woven lace-ups all on Thorocraft’s trademark slim, modern leather sole in a range of colors.
The collection also features small leather goods such as wallets, card cases, and coin pouches in brown, red, blue, and green.
Orlebar Brown and WANT Les Essentiels offer summer must-haves in one package. The OB x WANT Les Essentiels “Ultimate Navy” Luxury Summer Kit features a pair of OB Bulldog shorts, with side tab fasteners for a custom fit; a WANT O’Hare tote, with leather handles and a detachable shoulder strap; and an OB+WANT towel.
An essential piece for the “man-on-the-go” is a medium sized carry-all bag. The Mulberry Clipper Holdall is one such bag that fills this role. Made of scotch grain leather with canvas handles and leather accents, it features metal feet, a leather luggage tag, and a padlock. The Clipper Holdall is a sound investment that can get you through a hectic work day or airport security.