Mark McNairy continues his highly successful collaboration with G.H. Bass this time delivering a slew of styles based on the classic “Weejun” premium leather loafer of the 1930′s. Among them are slip on loafers and moc toe Oxfords, all made in the USA from scotch grain leathers.
Acura and Studio Dror recently collaborated on a limited-edition desk inspired by the automaker’s role in Thor, the new Marvel film that’s due out May 6th. The S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Desk features a graphite and light wood base with subtle insignia on legs. The Acura TL’s chassis inspires the finish and the overall aesthete of the desk is very refined. We like the clean look of it all like the concealed Bose speakers and secret drawers and compartments. There’s also a discreet iPhone/iPad docking station.
We have really enjoyed how Bonobos has expanded their arsenal over the past few years. One of the key players in this expansion has been Oliver Spencer. The British designer has done everything from outerwear to t-shirts, but they have really knocked their shirting out of the park. Bonobos has teamed up with Oliver Spencer to create an exclusive collection of shirting essentials: solids, stripes, and plaids meant to go from the office to happy hour with ease.
Here’s a collaboration we think has been long overdue. Our favorite tiemaker Alexander Olch teamed up with ACL & Co. for a really special collection of silk repp neckties and bowties. The duo pulled inspiration from an old men’s shop catalog from 1962 and remade the prints exclusively for ACL & Co. by a mill in England.
All eight different silk ties were then handmade in Alexander Olch’s factory in Brooklyn, New York to exacting standards that one has come to expect from an Alexander Olch production.
These pieces are timeless and they’ll be essential for your summer wedding escapades, folks. Don’t hesitate to pick one (or three) up before they sell out as production’s limited.
Classic British shoemaker Clarks meets streetwear giant Supreme, and the result is nothing short of stellar. The Desert Chukka has a nubuck upper with high grade leather heel accents all atop Clarks classic crepe sole. The boot has a slightly higher profile than the popular Clarks Desert Boot model and has a single hook lace closure.
Look for these beginning April 28th in-store and online, and in five different colorways.
You really can’t go wrong with this pickup. The J.Press/Cremieux line has proven to be a successful as it’s filled with some really well made experimental pieces but doesn’t forget to bring out some timeless essentials. This faded chambray button down comes in a perfect shade of blue for the summer that can be worked with plenty of pieces.
Buy It: $145 at J.Press
A few days back, Billy Reid had a launch party for his recent collaboration with K-Swiss. Dubbed the Venice Surf & Court tennis shoe, it’s made from a garment dyed canvas duck cloth and finished with brass eyelets and vents, rope laces and antique mattress ticking lining.
They’re available now in three colorways – natural, faded black and blue.
Band of Outsiders’ Scott Sternberg recently designed a trio of neckties for the Opening Ceremony x Lane Crawford pop-up collaboration in Hong Kong. The square-end ties come in three distinct Indian madras prints.
Buy It: $105 at Opening Ceremony
Stussy & Co., the brainchild of the Stussy Los Angeles chapter, recently teamed up with Canadian bag maker Herschel Supply Co. to drop a pair of bags each in the same colorway. We’re digging the end result, as the Settlement and Village styles chosen for this project are extremely functional and durable as well.
We’re still in the early goings but the offerings for the spring and summer seasons are looking quite promising. There’s so much to be had and just not enough in our bank accounts. Nanamica looks to continue this onslaught with the introduction of Filson Red Label. They’ve taken iconic Filson styles and blessed them with the Japanese label’s craftsmanship and detailing.