Michael Williams and company at A Continuous Lean continue their ongoing collaborative efforts with Club Monaco as they release this season’s “Made in the U.S.A.” capsule collection. The offerings are all made right here in the States and range from classic shirts and blazers to neckwear, belts, and other fine accessories. The lineup is perfect for the spring and summer seasons as shades of blue, purple and even orange look to dominate the color palette. The Made in the U.S.A. collection is available now at select Club Monaco stores and through the retailer’s online shop.
Rumors began to swirl and before you know it, H&M had dropped the official news that they had locked in another high-end label collaboration. For Fall 2012, they’ll be joining forces with Maison Martin Margiela. The Swedish label’s released a short teaser which gives us a look one of the central pieces of the collection — the car coat. The collection is set to drop on November 15th.
Kris Van Assche and Eastpak continue to dish out some amazing collaborative pieces. Their Fall 2012 collection infuses some Sander-esque blue into the mix alongside a ton of black. The lineup also brings a stronger leather presence than collections past. More looks below.
Miami-based Del Toro has been delivering Italian-made footwear for quite sometime now and their rapidly increasing clientele list is a testament to the brand’s dedication to quality and modern, wearable design. Among the fan base is Brooklyn’s very own Theophilus London, one of the city’s most gifted and stylistic rappers to date. The two recently teamed up to craft a black velvet slipper that’s infused with some fine detailings. Note the embroidered rose crest as well as the golden stars on the side and a red LVRS heel tab to signal London’s own fashion brand. Look for these to be available in a very limited run for $350 through Five Story NYC in July.
Amsterdam’s Tenue de Nimes is known for their passion for denim and they’ve got a slew of solid collaborations to prove it. They’ve really hit a new high this time as they’ve teamed up with Okayama-based denim brand Momotaro. The piece is made from a multi-yarn, 12 oz. sulphur denim fabric. This cloth is twenty year old deadstock that was sourced at the Rampuya factory warehouse in Japan. Because of the limited amount of material that was available, the Momotaro factory could only produce 17 pairs. All the jeans were made in Japan and are for sale exclusively at Tenue de Nimes for €329,90 (~ $431).
Here’s a first look at Stussy Deluxe’s collaboration with Seattle-based creative workshop, BLK Pine Workshop. For those not familiar, BLK Pine has had some really impressive collaborations in the past (Opening Ceremony, United Arrows to name two) though this is their first US collaboration. They’re known for making high quality accessories right here in the USA and are really good at mixing up the fabrics blending in vintage wools as well as waxed and duck canvas in the past. These totes by BLK Pine Workshop for Stussy Deluxe are made with heavyweight 18 oz. duck canvas and feature vegetable tanned, natural leather handles and a snap closure. They’re offered up in two sizes, with both being available in either a Black with Red nylon interior or Natural Canvas with Royal Blue interior.
We’ve got a few shots of the bags below that give us a look at how the bags were made in BLK Pine’s factory. The BLK Pine totes will retail for $130 for medium and $140 for the large and will be available in Stussy stores and online.
SENSE Magazine gives us a look at what to expect from the Supreme x Comme des Garcons SHIRT capsule collection that was announced earlier this year. Expect a box logo (reversed) tee and hoodie, both with Comme’s signature polka dot pattern. There’s also a camp cap, button down shirt, and a pair of work pants in the mix as well. The drop is to coincide with Dover Street Market’s Ginza store opening in Japan while you can also see these pieces to land in select Supreme stores next week.
MR PORTER has hit one year and to celebrate this momentous occasion, the online retailer asked ten of their designers to make them pocket squares and the end result is exceptional. There are 10 pocket squares from 10 outstanding labels — Alexander Olch, Band of Outsiders, Drake’s, Horiyoshi the Third, Jean Shop, Oliver Spencer, Our Legacy, Richard James, The Elder Statesman and YMC — and each limited to 50 pieces. Grab yours now through MR PORTER.
This season, Red Wing Shoe Co. has teamed up with Maine-based shoemaker Rancourt & Co. for a new Genuine Handsewn collection. All the pieces are made right in Rancourt’s hometown of Lewiston, which happens to be very well-known for being a hub for well-known, locally-made footwear companies. Rancourt & Co. has influenced many shoe brands that have come after it though very few are able to win the test of time like they have. This collaboration with Red Wing delivers a line of hand sewn shoes made from top-notch materials and crafted using classic, very manual and intimate methods.
Red Wing created a short film to explain their Made in Maine Handsewn Collection further (see below). Head over to Red Wing to get more details on the offerings as well.
News broke out a shortwhile back about H&M‘s collaboration with Italian label Marni which is set to drop next month. The men’s offerings is looking really solid with a good mix of classic staples in wearable hues and finishes. Look for outerwear, shorts, pants, sandals, and accessories such as sunglasses and neckwear. Marni at H&M Spring/Summer 2012 is due to launch on March 8 at select H&M shops worldwide.