The latest varsity jacket to hit the market comes from Japanese brand A Bathing Ape and Brooklyn-based Ebbets Field Flannels. Ebbets has been dropping some really authentic pieces over the years, most notable for their wool caps that are now sold at several legit retailers. This item doesn’t steer away from the brand’s vision as it’s got all the proper detailings of an authentic varsity jacket. The navy/red/cream colorway looks phenomenal as does the bold crest that’s featured on the back.
We recently had the opportunity to test drive the Rolls-Royce 102EX, also known as the Phantom Experimental Electric (EE). It’s the world’s first battery electric vehicle for the ultra-luxury segment and one we see being showcased as a benchmark for other brands in the industry. There’s a growing demand for alternative drive-train options and that’s something the British coachmaker noticed before deciding to build the Phantom EE. Rolls-Royce is known for blending luxury with timeless design and the Phantom has been looked at as one of the most elegant designs in recent years and one that’s seen by many as a modern-day classic. The Phantom EE began here, as the original Phantom’s aluminum shell serves as the design base and though this is strictly an experimental model for the time being, no detail was spared. The hand craftsmanship, fine detailing and iconic design cues like the pantheon grille and the Spirit of Ecstasy are all showcased here, as the only thing removed from the original Phantom were the naturally aspirated 6.75-litre V12 petrol engine and 6-speed gearbox.
Park & Bond continues to deliver some really exclusive product, this time partnering up with Nepenthes, a New York shop with roots in Japan that carries brands like Engineered Garments and South2 West8 as well as a plethora of goods from Japanese labels that you won’t find anywhere else. The Nepenthes shop-in-shop that’s now live online at Park & Bond continues this trend as there’s a good mix of brands, giving the consumer a complete feel for what they could potentially find in their Garment District boutique. (via GQ Eye)
Last week, Google opened their offices in Los Angeles just blocks from Venice Beach. They’re located at the former Chiat/Day Building, commonly called the Binoculars Building for an obvious reason. It was designed by Frank Gehry, whose next project in Los Angeles was the Disney Concert Hall. The space is quite inviting and we’re sure the company’s entire LA team will enjoy working here. There’s a big open cafe area that opens up to the outdoor patio area. Behind the sharply angled wooden walls are work area, giving the space an amazing balance of work and play. One of our favorite parts of the office is the Eames meeting room, which happens to be built with glass walls all around and just a single walkway connecting to it, giving it a floating, isolated feel.
More looks at the space below.
The new QWSTION Office Tote is a great looking bag that’s extremely versatile. It features fully removable handles that can be attached horizontally or vertically, all depending on how you’re looking to sport it. Its multiple storage options give room for a 15-inch laptop compartment as well as two practical outside zipper pockets. Couple the utility with the label’s classic Washed Grey cotton canvas shell and you’ve got a bag worth buying.
London’s Goodhood store has dropped a lookbook for their Fall 2011 offerings, titled “Beneath the Canvas”. The shots go into the studios of East London artists Sickboy, Word to Mother, Russell Maurice (Gasius) and Mudwig. Some of the brands highlighted include Comme des Garcons Junya Watanabe Man, Norse Projects, SUPER and Universal Works. Look for the products now at Goodhood.
Here we have a look at COS’s Spring 2012 offerings. The styling consists of some really minimalistic designs that are delivered in a more vibrant color palette. The pastels really stand out and work well with the overall simplicity of the collection. It’s definitely one to look forward to, folks.
Our good friend Lawrence turned us to this a short while ago and we thought it best to give you guys a look as well. It’s a down shirt jacket by Crescent Down Works made exclusively for Los Angeles-based South Willard. It features a 60/40 blue shell that’s unmatched and navy streak free lining as well as leather button reinforcement and brass snaps. The slimmer fit is perfect and made to perfection here in the United States.
End Hunting Co., the in-house label for the UK’s End Clothing, has teamed up with Tricker’s for a pair of two tone long wing brogues. It’s a subtle reworking of the Golosh country brogue exclusively constructed from contrasting full grain and smooth, waxed calf-leather panels. Of course we added some bespoke features such as the alternate brass top eyelet and tonal Dainite sole for added durability during these colder months, also not forgetting the unique woven cotton heel pull.
These brogues are available both in store and online in two colourways.
Here’s a weekend size bag from Maison Martin Margiela 22, one that’s made from water repellent cotton/polyester and fitted some fine details to make it worth the dollars. The dark blue shell just looks great year ’round and coupling it with silver zippers really helps to give this Italian-made bag an inviting aesthetic.