After a four year hiatus from the big screen, 2012 will bring in the 23rd film of the James Bond franchise. Bond’s loyalty to M is tested in “SKYFALL” as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. The flick’s trailer sees 007 jump from London to Shanghai. The film is slated for a November 9, 2012 release date.
Suitsupply is getting set to invade the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., and we’ve got some first looks at the mock ups. The 5,400 sq./ft. space is in close proximity to the Four Seasons, the Georgetown campus and its surrounding strip of notable retail boutiques. Expect all the fine product you’d find in any of their other fine locations which, for those of you who aren’t familiar, ranges from well-made suiting and shirting to footwear, accessories, and some exceptional outerwear as well. They also offer in-house tailoring by experienced professionals who are able to deliver some pretty quick turnarounds when the situation calls for it.
With a late-July opening in place, the final touches are being put on the gorgeous space as we speak. They’re also making some key hires now so be sure to email Suitsupply for more information on that front.
Left Field NYC drops their Angus Young Shorts for the spring and summer months ahead, giving us some well-made pieces in the perfect length. Dubbed the “Angus Young Goes to Princeton” collection, the shorts are painstakingly crafted in the USA from a variety preppy-toned 100% organic cotton twills, and feature a chainstitched waistband, YKK zip-fly with Corozo button, and Japanese chambray pocket bags. Look for them now on Left Field’s online store.
Stockholm-based Our Legacy has opened a new shop, this time in Gothenburg, Sweden. This is the label’s third retail space and is the first outside of Stockholm. There’s much to see here including the latest stock from the main line as well as current and future capsule collections.
FGF Industry, the folks that own C.P. Company, have opened their first flagship store. The store stocks C.P. as well as Blauer USA, another brand it owns. It’s located in London’s Soho neighborhood and spans across two floors and 185 square meters. C.P. Company‘s goods are housed on the ground floor, with the overall conception of the space being created from two existing Victorian shops.
GQ Style South Africa has launched their first issue for Autumn / Winter 2012 and asked British designer Ozwald Boateng to grace the cover. The bespoke menswear designer discusses his working philosophy of style, his vision of the African future and what it means to be human. Be sure to grab a copy if you’re able to. More looks from the spread can be found below.
To celebrate the opening of the Maison Kitsuné shop at The NoMad Hotel, Alexander Olch and Kitsuné have teamed up for a limited line of silk ties. Alexander and Masaya Kuroki, one of Kitsuné’s designers, formed a friendship while presenting their respective collections in Paris at the same showroom. Both designers are involved in fashion and art (Alexander is also a filmmaker, while Masaya is involved in the music industry) and enjoy working in diverse mediums. Alexander and Masaya share a mutual respect for timeless design, and the tie collection explores the idea of the classic New York man.
The collection consists of four neckties ($150 each) and two bow-ties ($110 each) in 100% English silk woven at a seven generations-old mill. Numbers are fairly limited and are offered exclusively at the Maison Kitsuné shop at the NoMad Hotel in New York.
Adam Yauch a.k.a. MCA of The Beastie Boys has passed away at 47 after a three-year battle with cancer. Yauch, a self-taught bassist and vocalist, was the eldest of the trio, which also included Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Adrock” Horovitz. After dedicating a cancerous tumor in a salivary gland, the band cancelled scheduled concerts and delayed the release of an album. It was only a month ago when The Beastie Boys got inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
MCA is survived by his wife, Dechen, and a daughter.
MR PORTER releases another video as part of their The Way I Dress series, this time showcasing actor and designer Waris Ahluwalia and his impeccable sense of style. The man tends to stick to a uniform of blazers, suits, proper shoes and beautifully made shirts no matter where he’s headed or what the occasion. House of Waris, his jewelry label, has seen tremendous success and we’re not surprised one bit.
His varied work sees him constantly travelling between New York, Paris and India, so whether he’s heading to a film set to star in a Mr Wes Anderson film or to visit a craftsman in Rome or Jaipur, Mr Ahluwalia wears elegant clothes with the same ease with which he approaches different disciplines. “My motto in life is to learn from experience. I do things and learn from the process, and as soon as the process gets boring I am on to the next thing.”
The video was directed by Chris Floyd and was captured at the Mercer Hotel in New York City.