In their first project with Carhartt, London Undercover presents this folded camouflage umbrella as part of their Spring/Summer 2012 collection. The Detroit-based brand has been around since the late 1800s and has been known to craft some of the most durable and functional product for the hardworking American. Since 1994 Carhartt has been distributed in Europe through Work In Progress, adapting Carhartt to the European market. It has grown in to one of the leading brands in the European Streetwear scene. This umbrella comes complete with a compact metal-clip sleeve, laser engraved handle & cotton hand strap. As with all of their folded umbrellas, it’s presented in a special London Undercover tube.
New York designer Thom Browne continues his collaborative efforts with California-based eyewear manufacturer, Dita. The Spring 2012 offerings were inspired by architecture and machinery of the mid-20th century, giving us a variety of styles. Pieces are made from titanium, leather, 18k yellow and white gold, as well as zyl acetate with production taking place Japan. With the extreme that’s gone into each piece, it’s no surprise last season’s goods were so well-received. Expect the same thing this time around. Look for these to be available through the Thom Browne boutique in New York as well as select stockists worldwide including Restir.
Makr Carry Goods has crafted another fine piece, this time turning their focus on the iPhone. This leather sleeve is really well crafted though that was expected from the Florida-based brand, but we can’t help but to be amazed by the detail of this Horween leather shell. The skived and rolled edges are pristine while the sleeve is hand sewn, painted and polished with the utmost care.
Dries Van Noten delivers this leather bag for the upcoming season. The crisp brown and beige horizontal pattern works well with the brown leather handles as does the navy canvas upper. The inside’s lined with brown canvas and features a pocket for all your delicate documents.
NexusVII and Dents enter their third collaborative season, this time delivering another leather glove that’s more mature and luxurious than the two before it. That’s pretty difficult to fathom but the black or brown body blended with camel on the thumb and the strap really does it. Made of smooth Sheepskin lined with high quality heat retaining wool holds red name tab for the proof of the partnership.
RIMOWA brings their iconic grooves widely seen on their luggage pieces to an iPad case that’s worth every penny. The rich leather finish is as refined as it is durable and will make for a great conversation starter no doubt. Available now through RIMOWA boutiques worldwide for $280. (via GQ)
A briefing on William Fox & Sons Sporting Goods — the brand’s been delivering well-made product since 1913 with a strong focus on rugby, hunting, and mountaineering. They take pride in maintaining the highest standards of design and manufacturing and it shows. End Clothing has taken stock of some mountaineering luggage such as the Trial Pack, Tear Drop Pack, and Country Pack. American made from durable materials and premium leather trimmings.
Unless you live under a rock (or don’t read Por Homme), you know that jewelry has made a resurgence in menswear. Bernard James is an up and coming jeweler from New York that’s riding this trend and merging culture with fashion. The collection — comprised of bracelets, rings, tie bars, and necklaces — is inspired by the people of the Omo River Valley and the notion of sustainability. All of the pieces are handcrafted in Brooklyn by James and are made using the finest quality natural materials: sterling silver, leather, and stone beads.
All signs point to 2012 being a big year for men’s bags and Sir & Madame are looking to turn the heat up with their Fall/Winter collection. Run by husband and wife team Autumn and Brian Merritt, the Chicago based store carries their own in-house brand as well as others. Sir & Madame’s bags and accessories blur the line between refined and rugged. Made in the USA, the collection is comprised of a mixture of weekend bags, totes, ruck sacks, key chains, and their iClutch iPad case. All of the pieces are made from Horween leather and canvas and denim sourced from LA. This Fall, we’ll see the launch of a buttery soft leather weekender.
Ralph Lauren releases their Safari RL 67 Sporting Chronograph just in time for SIHH. It features a durable canvas wristband in olive green and combines it with a matte grey bezel. The analog watch face shows roman numerals layered a tinted sapphire crystal case. 39mm and 49mm editions are available starting at $9,800 USD.