Since 1973, GRP knitwear has been manufactured in the Tuscan hills near the city of Florence. The craftsmanship in this area of Italy is unmatched by any other and from what we’ve seen from GRP, we’re certain you won’t be disappointed. “The Tuscan factory of G.R.P. has been crafting fine knitwear for over 35 years. Tucked away in the village of Carmignano on the Medicean hills, skilled artisans use the finest quality yarns and trimmings to create these luxurious garments.” This knit shawl cardigan sweater comes in an effortless grey/black finish with ribbed cuffs and hem, allowing the warmth to stay and making you look good while doing it.
For Fall 2011, Quoddy delivers their iconic Grizzly Boot in a new colorway, this one being exclusive to online retailer Oi Polloi. The classic silhouette features a split leather/waxed canvas upper. The wrap-around crepe sole gives some much welcomed comfort, though with only 24 pairs made in total, satisfaction will be limited to those lucky individuals.
Goodhood long term collaboration with R.Newbold has reached its 7th collection, this time featuring a galaxy print on several pieces from the lineup. Some notable pieces include a backpack, chuck lows, a tie based on the classic Royal Marines Regiment tie that’s got lightning bolts instead of stripes and Jacquard chambray shirt that also features lightning bolts. The black suede pair of the Chuck’s features an embossed star print, off white fur lining, lightning bolt bumper print and a heel patch message to bring it all together. Pieces from the R.Newbold x Goodhood F/W 2011 collection are available now at the Goodhood Store.
Italian label Bottega Veneta has been known to craft some pretty impressive menswear over the company’s longstanding history but their latest creation — the Row Wool Coat — may be one of their best yet. It features a navy cotton/wool shell that’s fitted with two front waist pockets and collar as well as a detachable hood for added functionality and versatility.
Dover Street Market has launched another installation, this time showcasing Fall/Winter 2011 goods from Danish label S.N.S Herning. The brand’s been producing knitwear for fisherman and sailors since the 1930s and delivers well-crafted cable knit and wool pieces in minimalistic designs. Look for the goods now in the basement of Dover Street Market.
Available now from Christian Louboutin’s Fall 2011 collection for men is the John John Flat. It joins Louboutin’s growing lineup of formal footwear but don’t expect them to stay in stock for long as most of the designer’s product sells out fairly quickly. They come in two colorways, both featuring a three-tone upper — one dominated by grey and the other by a pure blue. The uppers are fitted with black leather cap toes, while the rest is made from a soft Satin material.
J.Lindeberg’s Biannual book, The Documentary and A Dream, has released for Fall/Winter 2011, this time highlighting some notable individuals in their own right. Among them is Patrick Grant, the Creative Director at British label E. Tautz and proprietor of bespoke Savile Row tailors Norton & Sons. ‘The making of the Documentary and A Dream is always a process in which we search to improve, refine and develop,’ says global brand director Stefan Engström. There are some impressive collaborators that came in to work with creative director Jörgen Ringstrand, including David St John-James and Robby Spencer. The limited edition book is available to view in stores.
This is nothing like the Margiela footwear most of us are accustomed to seeing as it’s a bit more mature and can be dressed up or dressed down, something we can’t say for their sneakers. The upper features tanned leather paneling that takes up most of the ankle and rear portions and features a unique asymmetric cut on the side to boot. The remainder of the upper is a bit more rugged but contrasts well with the smooth leather paneling. Look for this boot now at Maison Martin Margiela stores worldwide as well as select retailers. (via hypebeast)
We initially reported on Thom Browne’s first ever eyewear collection which is set to release for the Fall 2011 season a while back and it seems a few select shops have already taken stock of the goods. The shots here were taken at Hong Kong’s Dita boutique and give us detailed looks with highlights of a few key pieces. We knew this collection would be phenomenal and from what we’re seeing, Thom Browne did not disappoint.
The collection will feature 20 unique styles that draw inspiration from the professors, artists, politicians and architects of the 1940s to 1960s and will be made from acetate, with specifically developed color combinations that will be complimented by genuine leather and metal mesh side cups as well marked with Browne’s signature red, white and blue logo stripe.
The goods can be had now at Dita in Hong Kong and other select retailers worldwide. More looks from the collection below.
Here’s an exceptional outerwear option for this winter from French brand Hixsept. It features a rich honey shadded waxed cotton shell and has some limited edition Liberty fabric at the hood. When the rain hits or snow falls, this waxed cotton body will surely protect and the color choice here is great and will only get better with age. The fine details really stand out as well like the contrasting navy corduroy collar and button tab, detachable hood and adjustable drawstring at the waist.