Oh, you’re reading that right. Dov Charney-led American Apparel has bought Warriors of Radness. The capital that’s just been thrown behind WoR is tremendous and will surely expedite the growth of the SoCal label. There’s a two-minute clip below that has Rick Klotz of Warriors of Radness and a few of the other guys chatting it up alongside Dov. Definitely worth checking out.
Unveiled at this week’s (Capsule) show in Paris was a collaboration between Schott’s Perfecto Brand and Billykirk. They’ve teamed up for an all-leather tool bag for Spring 2012. The bag’s hand made by brothers Chris and Kirk Bray with parts from California and Pennsylvania and features elements incorporated from the iconic Schott Perfecto and BillyKirk’s classic carryall. It’s made from brown and black American cowhide and is fitted with quilted nylon lining, heavy chrome zipper, exterior coin pocket and Schott Perfecto hardware. Other fine details include double drop handles, signature Billykirk luggage tag, metal hinge frame, two interior pockets and a detachable leather shoulder.
Made exclusively for Belfast’s The Bureau, this Cavalier Stow Brogue from Tricker’s recently caught our attention. The full calf leather uppers come in a deep “lolipop red” finish and are contrasted with orange pulls. The double leather sole adds comfort while it’s natural finish works well against the upper shell.
Mark McNairy drops another amazing brogue exclusively for Norse Projects, this time utilizing pebbled leather and British Millerain throughout the upper. The Ridgeway sole works well against the tan grain upper and woven leather laces.
We’ve seen Converse and Mackintosh already team up this season once before with a remake of the Jack Prucell Johnny Shoe. This piece takes things to Mackintosh’s home court with the Newfield Mac Coat. It features Waterproof Mackintosh Fabric Construction, dual branded inner label, and embossed button detail.
Limited quantities on this one.
This weekend at the SoHo Beach House in Miami Beach, FL., Audemars Piguet appointed LeBron James as the new global brand ambassador. AP is the world’s oldest independent watch manufacturer and them teaming up with LBJ is no surprise. He’s been a huge fan of the watchmaker for quite sometime, heck he even wore a Royal Oak during “The Decision” which aired on ESPN last summer.
Last season brought out one of our favorite collaborations to date – Steven Alan for Dockers. This season, the king of shirts is dropping a slew of pants and getting the Dockers seal of approval in the process. The spring co-labeled offering features three pants as well as a pair of shorts with prices ranging from $128 to $148.
Supreme has worked with Adam Kimmel to produce a two-piece suit for this Spring. The suit is understated, youthful, well crafted, and made from Italian cotton twill. It features an unlined two button suit jacket & custom fit pant. Available in two colorways; navy and black.
Look for these suits to be available on March 31st in store at Supreme as well as online. (via Highsnob)
The Hill-Side made a limited number of scarves, handkerchiefs, pocket squares and ties in the brand’s selvage covert chambray fabric exclusively for Context. The snappy red is a great finish and will definitely stand out from the crowd.
Wisconsin’s Context has teamed up with Alden once again for the second coming of the Roy Boot. The Rough Roy Boot is made on the Trubalance last and is cut and sewn using the rough side of Mill Dyed Earth Chamois leather processed by Horween Leather Company. Chamois is basically oiled nubuck and is easy to care for. The suede upper is placed atop Alden’s plantation crepe sole and is known to be extremely comfortable.
This Roy Boot, like the original, will be available exclusively at context, with pre-order deliveries to be made in May 2011. Patience is a virtue, friends.