Introducing The Genesis Project, a small brand that’s dropping some of the most creatively designed snapbacks we’ve seen since… well, ever. The Floral Collection is well thought-out and there’s some magnificent detailing throughout the hats. Hints of lambskin leather and ultra suede can be found on the back closure as well as a gold buckle. The majority of the styles utilize an American Needle but there are Mitchell & Ness snapbacks in there as well. Look for these to drop soon through The Genesis Online for $100 each.
Oki-Ni presents another special from their “STYLED” segment, this time commissioning Tom Stubbs, an acclaimed stylist, tailoring specialist, and style journalist. Tom took inspiration from Peter Doyle’s book Crooks Like Us, which documents the lives of Sydney’s most notorious in the 1920s.The result is a blend of modern-day tailoring pieces with the inspirations from this nefarious period. This collection of photographs features an intriguing split personality: both timeless and modern, filled with posturing and presence, it is a rogues gallery of miscreants, resplendent in their refined tailoring. More shots can be found below.
Here we have a few styled shots from the folks at Club Monaco for their Spring 2012 collection. This will most likely be the first batch of product to drop next season so we’re expecting more great stuff from the brand.
The seasonal color palette starts off with nature inspired tones of rock grays, fresh taupes and wood browns, then becomes warm with diffused, sunny yellows and marigolds in faded floral prints and cheer chiffons. He travels in classic Californian outdoor rugged style, with washed pea coats, patterned sweater blazers and chinos accented with distressed leather accessories.
More looks below. (via Ruben Hughes)
Italian bicycle manufacturer Bianchi designed this bike helmet exclusively for Gucci. The design is stylish and comfortable and features Gucci’s black with green, red and green signature web detail. The polycarbonate shell is lightweight but extremely durable, delivering the best of both worlds alongside other fine details such as the mirrored visor and leather straps.
There’s something special about the work that Ben Clymer of Hodinkee does. He connects readers with products that they normally wouldn’t be able to see and talks about complicated timepieces in a way that folks can relate to and the unique content he dishes out on the daily is by far some of the best watch coverage on the digital web. He’s been steadily growing his following and this is one of his many “stamps of approval” in the past few months. He’s been doing some close work with TAG Heuer and Audemars Piguet and has ongoing collaborative efforts with the teams over at Gilt. Now, Club Monaco commissioned Ben to find some vintages military-style watches that were made right here in the US of A as part of their Made in the USA collection in conjunction with Michael Williams of A Continuous Lean. Of course, he delivered and now the goods are being sold at the Club’s New York flagship at 21st and 5th and Toronto’s Bloor Street location. There are less than ten pieces in total and we’re not sure which ones are even left but we suggest getting in to one of these shops if they’re local and check out the beauties for yourself.
Read more about the collaboration on Hodinkee.
Introducing the BLACKOUT table tennis table, a collaborative effort between aruliden and PUMA. The design of the table really stands out, with its distinctive silhouette and angular black ash wood legs. The Blackout also features a black laminate surface for added performance and a white powder coated metal frame, giving a bit more sophistication to a piece that’s normally overlooked. The Blackout is available now exclusively at The Conran Shop or conranusa.com.
Aesop continues to build their presence in some high value areas, this time opening up shop in the district of Ginza, Japan. The original masonry facade and stairway for the upper level tenants was retained and carried into the interior of the 38 sq. meter space, integrating the material into the product display shelves. The design really is magnificent and works well with the image of the Aesop brand. This being the Aesop’s second standalone store in Japan, it’s truly remarkable and a job well done by the team at Schemata Architecture. (via design boom)
Italian labels Stone Island and Diemme have teamed up for this chocolate suede hiking boot. It’s made at Montebelluna in Italy, as expected, and features a timeless hiking boot design, one that Diemme has rejuvenated over the past few seasons. The solid Vibram outsole works as a great platform for the brown waterproof suede upper that’s fitted with leather ankles, technical hiking eyelets, embossed Stone Island logos on the heels, and a Stone Island patch on the tongue.
C.P. Company is taking inspiration from the past and the future for their Fall 2011 collection. The research that goes into the creation of a collection is more extensive than most labels out there and it shows in the authenticity of the final product. This lineup features a good amount of military influence as well as inspiration from outdoor apparel from the 1950s, with the end result being ideal for the modern urban landscape.
Oki-Ni and other select retailers have the goods.
Tricker’s is really keeping up with the demand as they’ve dropped another collaboration, this time teaming up with Sweden’s SCOUT for this small collection. The first of the two offerings is the Beechnut Burnished Derby Brogue, one that reinvisions a collaboration between Kenneth Mackenzie of 6876 and Tricker’s from roughly ten years ago. It features a calf leather shell atop a red Dainite sole, as well as brass eyelets and Tellason laces. The Midnight Blue Suede Derby Brogue looks great as well, especially with its navy Repello suede upeer and Dainite sole. Shop the goods at SCOUT.