The new Levi’s Vintage Clothing website launched today, giving us direct access to the entire LVC collection. Beyond being able to run through all the LVC goods your eyes can handle, the site also offers up some knowledge on the iconic 501 jeans, history of the Levi’s brand, and see some images from the Levi’s historical archives, all in one place. Aesthetically, the site is really one of the most appealing brand sites we’ve come across in recent times. The LVC design team did all the illustrations for the products and the final result is really something special. We’d expect nothing less from these guys.
It’s been a short while since we heard from Wolverine last but we’re glad to be getting news of these beauties from their 1000 Mile line for Fall/Winter 2011. They’ve got two new additions to their Gentleman Collection. The Wickham is a brogue oxford that’s making its debut this season and looks exceptional in both black or tan. It features a hand-rubbed leather upper with swirling perforated detail and a subtle contrast color underlay. The Winchester is the taller brogue boot shown above and also comes in black or tan. It features a sheepskin lining while both feature Goodyear Welt construction and a Vibram Heel Lift.
SeaVees introduces their 08/61 Army Issue sneaker, one inpsired by the generic, all-purpose sporting footwear worn on base by soldiers in the 1960s. Uppers are made of soft nylon twill and are fitted with woven nylon laces and flat eyelets made from antique nickel. They’re lined with naturally antibacterial and hypoallergenic bamboo canvas to keep your feet dry and odor free. The sueded leather heel add comfort, with construction coming by way of SeaVees’ patented SeaVulc Natural Rubber manufacturing process that allows a casual shoe to be as comfortable as a sneaker.
Urban Outfitters is taking their store on the road to visit four cities over the next four weeks. The fully functioning mobile mini store is made from two 20′ x 8′ shipping containers and will be stocked with a little bit of everything. Dockers joined the project by helping to create a mobile art gallery, which is headlined by South Caroline based artist Hollis Brown Thornton, alongside four up and coming artists from the Southeast. The Gallery showcases each artist’s version of khaki using raw Dockers ‘Alpha’ Khaki material.
Throughout October, the store will be traveling 928 miles across the Southeast United States with stops in Columbia, SC, Athens, GA, Tallahassee, FL and Knoxville, TN.
I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Grenson and Barbour, two of the UK’s finest brands, have teamed up for a capsule collection for the ages. To start things off, Grenson has produced a limited range of footwear that focuses on quality and aesthetics over quantity. This collaboration represents the hundreds of skilled hand operations that go into both a pair of hand crafted shoes and a Barbour jacket. Look for the offerings to be available through a select number of retailers in extremely limited numbers.
Introducing Outlier’s Pivotal Bomber, a versatile softshell jacket that’s ready to take on anything mother nature has to throw against it. Outlier’s known for their innovative fabrics and construction and this jacket brings forth the brand’s latest and greatest. A rugged nylon twill on the outside adds durability and water resistance while a soft three-dimensional latticework on the inside maximizes breathaiblity and comfort. Outlier’s 4Season Doubleweave Twill fabric features four way stretch, self-cleaning NanoSphere treatment and pivot sleeve construction. There’s also a gusseted cigarette pocket with self locking clasp.
During fashion week, Louis Vuitton handpicked six influential contributors from around the globe to take part in Amble, a new platform the brand’s launched that looks to document and share everyone’s travel memories. Louis Vuitton: Fashion Week Perspectives presents Parisian illustrator and painter Jean-Philippe Delhomme as he shares his thoughts on the fashion industry and beyond.
We’re just days away from Uniqlo opening the doors to their second flagship store, this time invading Fifth Avenue in New York City. The 89,000 sq. ft. space is vast and will look to further advance the brand’s progress here in the states. Uniqlo will be unveiling new partnerships and activities in the weeks ahead to celebrate the opening. We’ve already heard about their outdoor roller skating rink in Meatpacking and we’re sure there will be other events of the sort coming up as well. The store opens on October 14 (this Friday), while Uniqlo is opening their third American store at NYC’s 34th Street just a week later on October 21st. (via GQ)
We showcased a preview of Fine and Dandy Shop’s Fall 2011 offerings a short while back, but we’re glad to see the boys are giving us some inspirational styling via this lookbook. As stated before, their neckwear is really some of our favorite stuff on the market and to see them progress as swiftly as they have is not surprising. Ken Pao was behind the lens for this one and more shots from the lookbook are below.
Need Supply of Virginia has dropped a lookbook showcasing their offerings for the Fall/Winter 2011 season. There’s some great styling and the shots are well taken. Like something you see? Most of the goods have already hit Need Supply’s online store and are making their way to the shelves of their Richmond brick and mortar.