Brooklyn-based The Hill-Side joined forces with Monocle to craft these handmade pocket squares that are made with contrast selvedge. The hand embroidered designs feature The Hill-Sde and Monocle logos and are available in two colorways. Fold them squared or with the classic two points.
Selectism‘s got some excellent coverage of Jacket Required, a tradeshow that recently launched in London. From there, we get looks at Vanishing Elephant’s Spring 2011 collection, one that brings back some powerful footwear but tacks on a solid lineup of apparel as well. The patterns on the shirting is really worth checking out.
The music video for Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Otis just premiered on MTV and you can check it out below in case you haven’t peeped it. Watch The Throne is an epic album and this is one heck of a video. Directed by Spike Jonze. Just one thing — What the heck is Aziz Ansari doing? Comedic relief FTW!
From ONA comes this premium leather camera bag. Maybe I’m a little biased because the imagery features Nikon goods but all jokes aside, this bag’s looking like a real winner. It’s inspired by a classic school bag and comes in a vegetable-tanned leather shell. The inside’s fully customizable with 3 dividers but comes ready to protect your SLR with an attached lens and up to 3 additional lenses or small accessories. A slit pocket along the back of the bag is perfect for securing your iPad or e-reader, while the front pocket is designed to hold a small wallet, lens caps and personal items.
The Brooklyn camera bag from ONA comes in your choice of chestnut or black. Thanks to the GQ Eye for the hat-tip.
Our friends over at Gear Patrol have teamed up with swimwear label Onia for this limited-edition colorway of their Amaury board short. You may recall our recent interview with Carl of Onia as he discussed why he chose to enter the swimwear market highlighting a major gap in finding a well-fitting pair of shorts that’s not overdone with pockets and designs. Onia’s designs are more timeless with a more tailored fit, an 8″ inseam and curved waistband and are technically sound with their paneled cotton nylon construction.
They’re made in the USA and this special collaboration in ocean blue are limited to 99 pieces. These feature khaki detailing on the drawstring, zipper linings and a coin pocket.
We’ve reported on some top-notch collaborations for Fall 2011 and this one between Opening Ceremony and Rodarte is ranking pretty high, folks. The styles are well-cut and extremely wearable with a good blend of warmer fabrics and muted hues. The imagery, captured by Autumn de Wilde, is captivating with its Scandinavia-inspired dream sequence.
New York’s Prps is launching its first-ever Prps Goods & Co. collection for the fall and the product’s looking quite promising. The warm knits are fitted with some standout detailing and while the denims are being dropped in more modern fits and washes.
The pocket square, a quintessential accessory for all men, has been delivered in so many different patterns and hues in the past but the detail put into these beauties from Italian label Rubinacci. They make five different designs, with each available in a few different colorways. Their squares feature some bold designs, with magnificent artwork like a map of the Medditerrean, the ancient Theatre of Europe, Neopolitan ceramics, mythical Sirens, and the Capodimonte Royal Palace.
More looks at the squares below. (via Die, Workwear)
Fashion photographer Willy Vanderperre got behind the camera for Raf Simons’ Fall 2011 ad campaign. The imagery features the upcoming season’s product but the blurring of the models’ faces puts the focus on the clothing.
Our good friend Alex Grant turns us to the Gant Rugger F/W 2011 feature in collaboration with Close Up and Private. The imagery highlights some of the fine Bastin-designed product which has already begun to fill the shelves at GANT Rugger shops and select stockists worldwide. The gloves shown in the above picture will be in the collection but let’s not allow them to overshadow the well-detailed suit in the shot as well. Flannel suit with gold buttons? Game. Over.