Haerfest has sent over a preview of their Fall/Winter 2012 collection, one that now features an expanded lineup of leather goods. ‘Collection C’ is influenced by the American Minimalist Movement of the 1960s. Modular design, color, and materials allow for a variety of unique combinations that celebrate this inspiration. Look for more details from the lineup in the weeks and months ahead.
With Pitti Uomo entering its third day tomorrow, some street style photographers have already compiled a ton of photos from the first two days. Men dressed in their finest fabrics were captured on the streets of Florence with even more fine attire in sight. Keep an eye on Nam and his amazing captures over the next few days.
Nudie Jeans have unveiled a limited edition of their Slim Jim style – ‘Post Recycle Dry’, a US exclusive for Barneys NYC and Barneys.com. The fabric is produced in fabric recycled from old worn Nudie Jeans denim. A processing technology has been developed where old denim is cut, milled down to a pulp, and then blended with virgin organic cotton to generate a new fabric. The slubby denim has a soft feel and an exceptional fit in the form of Nudie’s straight-fit design. Other details include zip fly closure, tonal stitching throughout, and organic trims.
Only 500 jeans have been produced worldwide in this fabric, with each style uniquely customized with a numbered Limited Edition pocket lining. Look for these beauties through Barneys for $215.
Coachella 2012 has been announced and the three-day music festival looks quite promising. Day one’s stacked with artists with The Black Keys headlining the show. Pulp, Arctic Monkeys, Frank Ocean, Radiohead, A$AP Rocky, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg and several others will be filling in the slots for the overall show. Coachella will be held from April 13th to 15th and April 20th to 22nd in Indio, CA. Full-res flyer is below.
We’ve got looks from Stephan Schneider’s Spring 2012 collection which are filled with some clean stylings and fine details to boot. The “Common Ivy” collection is quite different than what we’ve seen from the label in the past but it’s still above the cut of many other menswear designers on the market. Stephan designs all the fabrics himself and splits his time between textiles and designs. Their own Belgian production facilities are utilized to craft the goods, with all the pieces being cut by hand and given plenty of time for the finer details. (via the189)
Road to (capsule) is a Por Homme exclusive, made possible by the good folks behind the (capsule) tradeshow, and of course, the person(s) being interviewed. We ask each designer a few questions that help to give us — as fans, readers, observers, whatever — a better understanding of what makes these gifted individuals tick. The questions are fairly uniform, but as you’ll see, the answers are far from that. The (capsule) show invades New York January 16th and 17th, giving viewers first looks at Fall/Winter 2012 collections from the industry’s most reputable men’s labels.
Anne Michelson founded Crescent Down Works in the mid-seventies and nearly 40 years later, the brand is still as relevant as ever, this time to a completely new audience. To reach them in a more intimate environment, Anne and her team is prepping for their first-ever showing at the (capsule) New York. We had the opportunity to interview Anne to see how the brand has evolved over the years and what 2012 will bring for the Seattle-based label.
There’s a ton of promising news coming out of Louis Vuitton. Marc Jacobs has announced that he will not be leaving the Italian label for Christian Dior. In fact, the the man that’s been at LV for 15 years is being honoured through an exhibition at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, called ‘Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs’. The showing will be spread over two floors and is dedicated to the life and work of both Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs.
The show will feature some of the finest pieces in the Louis Vuitton archive, from one of the first trunks made in 1869 by Monsieur Louis Vuitton himself while there will be a solid focus on the work of Marc Jacobs as well. The creative consultant to the show is Katie Grand with Sam Gainsbury and Joseph Bennett designing the exhibition.
The show opens the night of Louis Vuitton’s show for Autumn/Winter 2012 which will close Paris Fashion Week, on March 8.
After months (if not years) of waiting, Acura has finally unveiled their next-generation NSX Supercar. Though still a concept, the it boasts the car’s future exterior design inspiration as well as what’s under the hood. Power comes from a mid-rear V6 engine that’s made to an electric motor to form a hybrid setup. The SH-AWD setup also features a dual-clutch transmission for added performance, while the two motors can instantly send negative or positive torque to the front wheels for improved handling. No word yet on horsepower figures but expect the power-to-weight ratio to be top-notch.
This refined card case from hard graft takes inspiration from vintage cameras and features a super-slim and super-simple design. it comes with an optional elastic ribbon that keeps your cards even more secure. Stretch the elastic to remove a card.
Mercedes-Benz has officially unveiled the 2013 SL with this theatrical promo video to really give it a warm reception. As stated before, the new SL takes inspiration from both the SLR and SLS AMG supercar and features a ton of changes on the front end. It’s also lost some weight and is fitted with a 4.7-liter V8 with 429 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. 0 to 100 km/h time is clocked at 4.6 seconds.