Michael Williams and company at A Continuous Lean continue their ongoing collaborative efforts with Club Monaco as they release this season’s “Made in the U.S.A.” capsule collection. The offerings are all made right here in the States and range from classic shirts and blazers to neckwear, belts, and other fine accessories. The lineup is perfect for the spring and summer seasons as shades of blue, purple and even orange look to dominate the color palette. The Made in the U.S.A. collection is available now at select Club Monaco stores and through the retailer’s online shop.
Libero Ferrero showcased their latest offerings at this month’s Pitti Uomo in Florence and we’ve been fortunate enough to get some early detailed shots of the goods. The Balfour Carryall is a minimalistic design coming in at the perfect size with all the proper detailings we’d expect from the Lafferty brothers. The shell’s made from authentic Horween leather, contrasted with gold zip closure and features an extra-wide mouth for easy accessibility to a generous interior space which is lined with an antimicrobial and waterproof lining. The internal zipper pocket is padded with signature wool to protect your iPad, laptop or other personal items.
All-in-all, the Balfour is a great looking bag that’s sure to win you over in either black or cognac. It can be had now through Libero Ferrero.
With Milan Fashion Week underway, we’ve got our first runway preview in the form of Moncler Gamme Bleu and the label’s S/S 2013 collection. Thom Browne blends his hand-made tailoring sensibility with Moncler‘s expertise in active sportswear and outerwear, delivering another highly welcomed collection that’s sure to be a hit come next year. The concept this time around centers around the sport of sailing as the offerings feature sailing gear inspired jackets with sailor collars flaps and trousers that flare from the knee. Beyond this, you can expect the usual classic menswear such as suits, sport coats, Chesterfield coat, trench, capes, cardigans, polos, trousers and shorts. The full collection is split into three inspiration groups — all white group; red, whitea and blue group as well as a black tie, formal group with a bit of “rain slicker” yellow.
More looks from the presentation can be found below.
R&B artist Frank Ocean drops his latest piece of work next month and we’ve gotten turned to some new info on the album release. Dubbed Channel Orange, it’s a follow up to FO’s Nostalgia, Ultra mixtape. The minimalistic cover art is seen above while we also have the official tracklist below. Guest appearances include Odd Future’s Earl Sweatshirt, Andre 3000 and John Mayer. Release date is set for July 17.
While Pitti is taking place in Florence, some of retailers are giving us the opportunity to grab some Fall 2012 offerings a bit early. Frans Boone has taken stock of a ton of Pre-fall product, including a heavy dose of Brunello Cucinelli. Though the offerings are vast, we’ve really taken a liking to these wool, cashmere, and cotton pochettes from the Italian label. A few solid ones with contrasting trimmings as well as two of the polka dot print variety, the pieces are equal parts modern and elegant. Purchase them now through Frans Boone.
Dior Homme has dropped their BLACKTIE collection, a small lineup filled with some exceptional accessories made for men. Small leather goods and bags are presented in fine calfskin with raised suture seams and embellished black tie pleating. The pieces balance timeless design with a minimalistic approach as each is well detailed and available in taupe grey or black. The BLACKTIE accessories will be available in select international boutiques soon.
Pitti Uomo is underway and one of the best S/S 2013 previews to hit the webs is that of Napoli designer Salvatore Piccolo. For next spring, the designer looks to blend Japanese fabrics with Italian styling and construction. Look for Japanese denim selvedged shirts as well as those of the cotton and canvas variety. There are also a handful of Piccolo-exclusive fabrics that can be seen on some of the linen suiting. All-in-all, there’s much to appreciate in Salvatore Piccolo’s Spring 2013 offerings, most of which can be seen below. (via Men’s Reverie)
For S/S 2013, the folks at Woolrich John Rich & Bros. have dropped a collection that looks to explore the origins of the modern outdoors, classic American style and innovations in aesthetic fabric design through two themes: Stone Masters and The New Journalists. Both sets of offers, though distinct in their own right, blend effortlessly to define what Woolrich John Rich & Bros. has stood for over the years.
D.A. Wallach and Maxwell Drummey of Chester French have dropped their sophomore album. Dubbed, MUSIC 4 TNGRS, the 11-track LP comes two years after Love the Future, and features guest appearances from Travis Barker, Pusha T, & Pharrell. The refreshing sound Chester French brings to the industry is heard throughout the album and gives us something we don’t get from other artists.
MUSIC 4 TNGRS can be had through Chester French.
The folks at A King of Guise give us a much-welcomed preview of their “Viva la Mexico” collection. The offerings are influenced by the Mexican artifacts found at the Weltkulturen Museum of Frankfurt and feature some of AKOG’s finest pieces infused with new fabrics and colorways. We spied the label’s reversible bomber in a rich tan finish that looks like a must-have. Expect the collection to release through AKOG’s webstore soon.