From Marni comes this impeccably detailed twill parka for the spring. Each feature is done with the utmost care with the end result being a timeless hooded parka that you’ll be using for years to come. Oh, it’s Italian made from a brand that’s had a longstanding tradition so expect it to last as well. Take note of the elasticated cuffs, drawstring detail as well as the contrast lining.
The Brooklyn Circus has teamed up with Red Wing Heritage to shed some light on one of the bootmaker’s most iconic designs – the Iron Ranger. Iron Ranger boots were built with a double layer of leather over the toe to provide miners in Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range with an extra measure of safety. The heel pocket, a boot feature designed to provide extra support, was moved to the outside of the boot. This design eliminated a seam and provided a smooth and comfortable one-piece surface on the inside of the boot. It was a solid blend of design and function, hence the reason the boot’s so popular to this day. The BkC and Red Wing cooked up these styled looks featuring Red Wing Heritage styles 8111, 8113, and 8114. More looks below.
With PROJECT and Nick Wooster reconnecting next week for the second season of PROJECT Wooster in Las Vegas, we’ve got a preview video highlighting the collaborative effort and seeing what direction Mr. Wooster is going to take the initiative this time around. Nick and PROJECT president Andrew Pollard took a trip to Japan to see how American heritage is being perceived there. Look for this to be the focus of this season’s PROJECT Wooster with brands like Visvim, Monitaly, Kapital, Nepenthes, United Arrows, and a few others on display. “Regardless of what you’ve seen in Florence, Milan, Paris, or New York, there will be some surprises. And I’m excited for several new collaborations with brands that I really respect.”
PROJECT Vegas hits Mandalay Bay from February 13th to February 15th. Preview video can be found below. (via GQ Eye)
Eight years after starting in a Harvard dorm room, Facebook has filed for its initial public offering. The company’s seeking to raise $5 billion in hopes of becoming one of the largest tech IPOs we’ve ever had the opportunity to witness. Investment bank Morgan Stanley will act as lead underwriter, with Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan and others to take secondary positions. There are some raw figures from the filing that are worth noting — 845 billion monthly active users that dish out 2.7 billion Likes and Comments per day. Beyond that, the company made $3.71 billion in 2011, mostly from advertising. Ad revenue rose dramatically from $764 million in 2009 to $3.154 billion in 2011.
Mark Zuckerberg must be proud but we’re certain his work isn’t done just yet and neither is Facebook’s. The man behind the social network has done some interesting things over the years but seems like all the hard work’s finally paid off. Details are trickling out but below we’ve got the visuals from the SEC filing, though if you want to see the several-hundred page document you can see that for yourself here. Shares are expected to be begin trading in May.
Let’s talk basics, shall we? San Francisco-based American Giant launched today, giving us high quality essentials at a really affordable price-point. Affordability is all relative but we’ve never seen American-made pieces like these be so wearable without breaking the bank. Before. The designs are simple yet authentic and extremely versatile, allowing you to get a lot of wear out of each piece. The lineup includes sweatshirts, hoodies, and cardigans, all offered up in some great colorways.
American Giant‘s e-commerce site is now live with all the product up for grabs. We’ve got looks of some of the goods offered, we suggest dropping a size for a slimmer fit.
We’ve been looking forward to this for a few months now and Uniqlo has finally released looks at their recently-announced collaboration with UNDERCOVER of Japan. The UNDERCOVER for Uniqlo Spring/Summer 2012 “UU” capsule collection succeeds Uniqlo’s collab with Jil Sander’s J+ label which ended this winter. This is a bit more comprehensive and looks to appeal to the entire family as looks at offerings for men, women, and children are highlighted throughout the imagery. Expect some season-appropriate florals and striped goods as well as a solid lineup of blazers, hoodies, chinos and leather jackets. Jun Takahasi and wife and partner RICO did an exceptional job designing the line. Look for the “UU” capsule collection to launch on March 16 through the Uniqlo Ginza global flagship store in Tokyo before rolling out to 32 Japanese doors and 11 international locations shortly thereafter.
Michael Williams of A Continuous Lean recently took a trip over to London for a tour of the MR PORTER Headquarters in Shepherd’s Bush. It’s a massive space, one that houses the site’s entire editorial staff, retail departments and a handful of design studios to keep things running smoothly at all times. The meeting spaces scattered throughout the building are well thought out and are extremely inviting. The fact that such a magnificent space is housed atop a mall in London reminds us that large office spaces are extremely limited in London. Not many areas can keep up with MR PORTER’s growth so this spot is perfect for them now and as they continue to build. Read more over at ACL with some of our favorite shots below.
With their first ever Superbowl ad to air this coming Sunday, Acura has really aimed for the fences by showing off a beauty we can’t wait to see on the road. The spot features Jerry Seinfeld and even gets another notable car collector on the screen — Jay Leno. Production of the Acura NSX is set to commence in 2015 with manufacturing of the super car to take place in the United States for the first time. Oh and don’t think it’s going to be a push over as it features the automaker’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD technology to take things next level.
An extended version of the spot that’s set to air this Sunday can be seen below.
New York designer Thom Browne continues his collaborative efforts with California-based eyewear manufacturer, Dita. The Spring 2012 offerings were inspired by architecture and machinery of the mid-20th century, giving us a variety of styles. Pieces are made from titanium, leather, 18k yellow and white gold, as well as zyl acetate with production taking place Japan. With the extreme that’s gone into each piece, it’s no surprise last season’s goods were so well-received. Expect the same thing this time around. Look for these to be available through the Thom Browne boutique in New York as well as select stockists worldwide including Restir.
Earlier this month, Scott Schuman, most notably known as The Sartorialist, hosted a lunch at a small Trattoria in Florence. The setting was simple yet timeless, perfectly in line with the gentlemen that would be on hand. This would also be the set for the first video from a man that’s known for his effortless stills. The Inaugural Sartorialist Lunch took place during Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy and will be a biannual event moving forward. Here’s how it all came to be: