With NYC Market behind us, we’re gearing up for the next round of trade shows in August. The (capsule) show in New York has had an amazing brand roster over the past few years, with brands that have been able to come into the market and showcase product that’s fresh and wearable as well. They’ve forced other shows to change (for the better, we think) and have really put the industry in a promising position.
This time around, the show gathered some of the best pieces and crafted this Spring 2012 lookbook. The shots are well-styled and feature a few brands you should know by now and some that you will soon enough. Brands featured include Schott’s Perfecto brand, WoodWood, Mark McNairy, Norse Projects, Riviera Club and a few more.
Michael Williams from A Continuous Lean and Mr. Randy Goldberg of Urban Daddy fame have teamed up once again, this time with a impermanent shop in collaboration with next week’s (capsule) tradeshow in New York. The shop will house vintage dealers, some up-and-coming labels and some of New York’s local community. Folks on hand include Terrapin Stationers, Dehen 1920, Quit.Mad.Stop., Tipton & Co., Orange Crush Exports, Strongarm C&S Co., Tart, B4 It Was Cool, and McSweeney’s Books. There will also be an installation of commodities and props from byKenyan.
Japanese-based Appropriato is a fairly young brand that’s primary focus is to make highly functional product from top-notch fabrics. We first came across some of their offerings at last month’s (capsule) show in New York and were really impressed. The product ranges from shirting to outerwear and beyond. We digged the quilted blazers as well as the formal suiting which comes in an array of fabrics and styles. They even tossed in a few three-button suits which actually look wearable. Definitely keep an eye out for Appropriato in the near future as we think they’re doing things right and hope to see their product land at some major stockists worldwide.
At this year’s (capsule) show in New York, Sebago turned us to their collaboration with Filson. The collection will feature six styles when they hit stockists next fall, all of which are impeccably designed and feature Filson’s iconic oil tin cloth in the uppers. The shoes utilize several other fabrics as well such as distressed leather and suede. We’ve highlighted two of our favorite styles after the jump.
While at this year’s (capsule) show, we had the opportunity to check out Diemme’s Fall 2011 collection and have to say it’s really something spectacular. This past winter was more of a soft launch the Italian brand told us, but with the amount of press coverage they received, you’d think otherwise. Well, expect next winter’s lineup to pack more punch and a more robust collection. Diemme will be dropping a line of sneakers to compliment their iconic hiker boots. Furthermore, the hiker boot styles have received some welcomed adjustments but the craftsmanship and detail isn’t lost.
Taylor Supply is the brainchild of New York-native Christophe Hascoat, a gifted individual that’s coming off stints at Triple 5 Soul as well as Zoo York. While many notable so-called American labels are outsourcing production overseas in exchange for lower costs and lower quality, Christophe decided to take a unique. Taylor Supply pieces are made in New York, right in the city’s Garment District. This gives Christophe the opportunity to keep an eye on all the happenings and be able to make changes at the drop of a dime.
For their Spring 2011 collection, Taylor Supply takes to the seas and delivers a maritime-inspired lineup that turns the clock back to the early 1900s and the rich culture of industrial boating at the time. The majority of the fabrics for the line are sourced from Japan. Taylor Supply’s list of stockists is growing, so be sure to look for it at a fine retailer near you.
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With so many notable brands currently on the upswing in the men’s segment of the fashion industry, it’s becoming more and more difficult to standout from the crowd. As seasons pass, it seems the task is becoming easier for classic footwear brand Yuketen. Their consistent approach has been a key ingredient to their success and we don’t see them letting up anytime soon. For their Spring 2011, the creative possibilities seem endless as they’ve really brought out some new styles that are sure to catch your attention.
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