New York-based Hvrminn has provided a custom tailor service for two years and is finally set to introduce its Ready-to-wear and Made-to-measure collection. Production takes place at the historic Martin Greenfield factory in Brooklyn, allowing the label to provide quality across both the materials utilized as well as the craftsmanship. There’s a timeless elegance to the offerings, with a modern sensibility and an American romanticism not seen in the current Menswear market. For Fall 2013, inspiration comes from the Jazz Age in a forward interpretation including exaggerated lapels and elongated jackets.
With the PROJECT Tradeshow in full swing here in Las Vegas, we’ve seen plenty of great product that you may have seen highlighted on the go via our various social media outlets such as Instagram. Hong Kong’s 11After11 has a baseball jacket coming that’s fitted with an aztec pattern that we really dig. The jacket features a wool shell with the pattern in black & white while the sleeves come in an off-white leather that blends in effortlessly. Look for this piece to be available in the months ahead.
Ahead of its official debut at the Geneva Auto show next month, we’ve got an early look at the Bentley’s new Flying Spur. It’s the ultimate high luxury sedan with performance to boot. The New Flying Spur brings forth more comfort and refinement than its predecessor while staying true to the Bentley name. The exterior features several revisions that give it a lower, wider appearance with sharp lines and subtle detailings throughout the shell.
It’s as aggressive as it is elegant with its lower roof line, deeply sculpted panels, precise feature lines and a muscular rear haunch. The front fenders are fitted with a new wing vent complete with a Bentley motif. The front also features a more upright chrome grille sits between the pairs of jewel-like LED headlamps. The rear of the new Flying Spur features a longer and lower boot lid while the horizontal single ellipse LED tail lamps combine with a new interpretation of the Bentley “Horse Shoe” feature line.
Introducing Vietto, a New York-based outerwear label that looks to deliver top-notch, military-inspired product. The focus is on a refined take on classic military outerwear with infusion of hefty wool coating, laser cut horn buttons, and Vilene interfacing. Look for a hearty silhouette, staunch fabrications, and subdued color palette. What really caught our eyes about Vietto is that their pieces can appeal to both the young and old and doesn’t restrict itself to one consumer type or region. These pieces are versatile and can be applied over suiting and brogues or a denim jacket and boots.
We’re expecting Vietto to be available through fine retailers this coming fall.
We first heard about Todd Snyder collaboration with Champion this past weekend and we’ve been fortunate enough to preview the collection at PROJECT NY. As mentioned before, the “City Gym” collection is inspired by archival Champion pieces and vintage photos from the New York Athletic Club. Snyder designed the Fall/Winter 2013 collection in partnership with Champion’s Chief Design Officer, Ned Munroe, and Design Director, Joanne Sessler. The lineup blends the best styles and fabrics from Champion’s vast archive of sales catalogs with Snyder’s love of classic American tailoring.
Look for the Todd Snyder x Champion “City Gym” collection to hit stores in August 2013.
On their way to watch-world domination, seems the folks at HODINKEE have scheduled a few stops. They’ve already gone through an amazing site redesign and even launched an in-house line of hand-made Italian straps, pouches, and travel rolls. Now, they’ve teamed up with London’s Drake’s to create a limited edition tie collection inspired by two of HODINKEE founder Ben Clymer’s favorite watches. Drake’s of London is the pinnacle of men’s neckwear and accessories for as long as even my father can remember. Today is truly a momentous day, friends. These knit ties are woven with the highest quality silk yarn in the world, and the dots are hand-sewn with silk thread. No two ties are the same.
Libero Ferrero showcased their latest offerings at this month’s Pitti Uomo in Florence and we’ve been fortunate enough to get some early detailed shots of the goods. The Balfour Carryall is a minimalistic design coming in at the perfect size with all the proper detailings we’d expect from the Lafferty brothers. The shell’s made from authentic Horween leather, contrasted with gold zip closure and features an extra-wide mouth for easy accessibility to a generous interior space which is lined with an antimicrobial and waterproof lining. The internal zipper pocket is padded with signature wool to protect your iPad, laptop or other personal items.
All-in-all, the Balfour is a great looking bag that’s sure to win you over in either black or cognac. It can be had now through Libero Ferrero.
From British designer Gary Fidele comes Clomm, a boutique watch brand specializing in creating minimalist, distinctive and timeless designs. Clomm products are made from materials of premium quality and embody both style and function. Each piece is designed and engineered to stand the test of time. Gary’s first design, the Terra Firma, is now available in a few different finishes. The Rose Gold and matte black PVD shell really stood out to us as it works really well with the rich brown leather strap. Clomm recently launched their online store which allows users to navigate through the brand’s entire collection, make a purchase, and keep up with news via their blog.
Suitsupply is getting set to invade the nation’s capital, Washington D.C., and we’ve got some first looks at the mock ups. The 5,400 sq./ft. space is in close proximity to the Four Seasons, the Georgetown campus and its surrounding strip of notable retail boutiques. Expect all the fine product you’d find in any of their other fine locations which, for those of you who aren’t familiar, ranges from well-made suiting and shirting to footwear, accessories, and some exceptional outerwear as well. They also offer in-house tailoring by experienced professionals who are able to deliver some pretty quick turnarounds when the situation calls for it.
With a late-July opening in place, the final touches are being put on the gorgeous space as we speak. They’re also making some key hires now so be sure to email Suitsupply for more information on that front.
We were recently turned to French menswear label Balibaris. They launched about a year ago and have been making some really timeless pieces ever since. Some of the product available to the European market only (for now) include long-sleeve marinière tees, red selvedge jeans sourced from Japan as well as a host of mid-weight and lightweight outerwear pieces. The classic cashmere sweatshirt and French-made basic tees really stood out to us as well. The collection is exclusively crafted in Paris, with high quality European fabrics -except for the Japanese raw denim — and entirely produced in France and Europe.
Scroll below to see some of the pieces available from Balibaris for Spring 2012 as well as a short video which highlights the making of their marinière tees.