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.
New York-based Haerfest have unveiled their Spring 2012 capsule collection made exclusively for online retailer LN-CC. We previewed Haerfest’s S/S 2012 offerings a short while back and glad to see the lineup in more detail. The lineup features a few pieces available in different materials and color ways with the silhouettes variations available through LN-CC.
Palladium, most recently known for their highly successful partnership with Pharrell, have added another powerful relationship, this time teaming up with designer Richard Chai for a capsule collection for Fall 2012. The collection was unveiled at Chai’s F/W ’12 runway show this week at New York Fashion Week. The styles blend the authentic heritage of Palladium with Richard’s modern take on menswear, giving us pieces that are impeccably designed and are authentic as well.
Vane and Sebago continue their fruitful relationship with the release of three new boots as we transition out winter and look forward to the warmer months. The beauty is that these boots will work well year round, with a balanced mix of premium full grain leathers and waxed canvas quarterpanels. The Jungle Tactics Boot is a reinterpretation of the classic Vietnam boot and is lined with suede detailing.
The premium boots feature full grain leathers, waxed canvas quarterpanels, and slim, low-profile Vibram rugged outsoles. The Orbital Command Boot is a fresh take on a combat style moc-toe boot and comes with a set of removables spats that can be worn in combination with other footwear. The Camo Exo Boot is the Vane signature double boot pattern, featuring an outer digital camo print quarterpanel with perforated suede detailing.
The Boots are limited to 150 Pair globally, and are available at the Vane webshop and their New York outpost at 125 Rivington Street.
The Impossible Project drops another amazing collaboration this time teaming up with Holden Outerwear for a camera kit worth grabbing as soon as it drops. The rebirth of analog instant photography is here as companies like Holden are so willing to support Impossible’s creative endeavors. This kit comes packed with a Holden-customized vintage SX-70 Polaroid camera, a leather camera case made in collaboration with Tanner Goods, instant film and filter that was co-produced by Holden and Impossible, all presented in a custom wooden box.
The team selected ten well known photographers to use to use Impossible film to capture their vision of Holden’s lifestyle ideology through instant photography. The t-shirt collection that will come of this project will be available at Holden Outerwear online, select shops as well as Holden x Impossible exhibitions that will be running next fall.
Nudie Jeans have unveiled a limited edition of their Slim Jim style – ‘Post Recycle Dry’, a US exclusive for Barneys NYC and Barneys.com. The fabric is produced in fabric recycled from old worn Nudie Jeans denim. A processing technology has been developed where old denim is cut, milled down to a pulp, and then blended with virgin organic cotton to generate a new fabric. The slubby denim has a soft feel and an exceptional fit in the form of Nudie’s straight-fit design. Other details include zip fly closure, tonal stitching throughout, and organic trims.
Only 500 jeans have been produced worldwide in this fabric, with each style uniquely customized with a numbered Limited Edition pocket lining. Look for these beauties through Barneys for $215.
Jaeger-LeCoultre pays tribute to AMC’s Mad Men series with a limited run of these Reverso Ultra-Thin timepieces. The television show about 1960s Ad Men has had a successful run over the past few years and though we’ve seen many brands take inspiration from it in their ad campaigns and whatnot, this is one of the very few collaborative efforts that have actually hit the market. This one will be cherished by watch aficionados and Mad Men loyalists alike. Hodinkee tells us only 25 pieces will be made with each baring the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce logo hand-engraved onto the Reverso’s caseback.
It will come in walnut commemorative box featuring the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce logo embossed on the top, along with a personalized commemorative letter from Roger Sterling (see below), several high quality Jaeger-LeCoultre advertisement reproductions, pictures of the Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin Tribute to “Mad Men”, and a copy of Roger Sterling’s book “Sterling’s Gold”, autographed by show creator and executive producer, Matthew Weiner.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Ultra-Thin Tribute To “Mad Men” will be available at JLC boutiques starting next month in a limited, numbered edition of 25 pieces. More images of the beauty below, all of which were captured on set, taken in Roger’s actual office. Head over to Hodinkee for more details.
Now in its sixth season, Barbour’s collaborative effort with Japanese designer Tokihito Yoshida brings another tremendous lineup. The Beacon Heritage “ToKiTo” collection adds technical details to Barbour’s longstanding aesthetics and appeal. “Yoshida sympathetically uses classic Barbour materials such as 6oz Sylkoil and Quilted Polyamide, as well as innovative fabrics such as Gore WINDSTOPPER to create modern, ergonomically crafted silhouettes, making the Beacon Heritage collection his own.”
For Spring 2012, the outerwear pieces to check out are the Spey Fishing Jacket which is made from Gore Windstopper Active Shell as well as the Mount Shirt, a completely new addition to the Barbour Tokito lineup. It comes in three materials: Waxed, Herringbone and Windstopper.
The product is now hitting stockists worldwide, with End Clothing already getting a few pieces.