From Rapha comes the return of the Tailored Jacket. Made in collaboration with British tailor Timothy Everest, we hope to actually grab one of these this time around. For all the corporate blokes that wear a suit to work on the daily and cycle to the office — imagine actually being able to wear your jacket rather than tying it to the front. The Tailored Jacket from Rapha looks to solve this with the use of a technical fabric that is 100% wool and repels water and dirt. Other technical details include an action back, a storm collar and front hems that can be buttoned away from the legs when riding.
Introducing rag & bone Crafted By Timberland Boot Company, a pretty solid offering of well-crafted boots. The detailing is everything you’d expect from these iconic brands. rag & bone has a rich history filled with thoughtful designs that are as wearable as they are timeless. Timberland has been protecting feet since the early 1900s and their footprint in the industry immense. We saw the collection in person last night and these images won’t do it justice, folks.
If you get a chance, head over to rag & bone’s Mercer Street location to see the collection first-hand.
Whillas & Gunn delivers some great products at prices that are just as inviting and this cotton canvas coat is a fine example. The quilted Kingsford Smith jacket is a great pickup for anyone looking for an additional layer of warmth. The cotton flannel inner lining and ribbed details along the collar and sleeves really make this a complete package.
This wool-blend cardigan from Henrik Vibskov is a winner in my book. It’ll add a few layers when it really begins to get brisk and the detailing can’t be ignored. The color is must-have for the fall and for anyone wondering it’s officially called a “ginger” finish. Looks like a Starbucks cinnamon to me. Just sayin’.
Fjällräven‘s Greenland parka is by far one of our favorite outerwear jackets this year. We know many parts of the country were in the 70s yesterday, but that cold weather’s coming. I can feel it. The Greenland’s long, fitted and quilted and comes with plenty of pockets for the man looking for some utility out of his jacket. The hood’s roomy and fully lined also, so what else do you need? That’s right.
Parisian label Noir Basic drops their reinterpretation of a classic 1930s Engineer jacket crafted by legendary French workwear factory Mont Saint-Michel. This one’s made from double weaved Okayama white and khaki denim and lined with dark brown synthetic fur. The jacket’s cut slim and features brown lambskin edging and vintage French naval buttons.
We’ve been hitting you with plenty of outerwear and mid-layer pieces lately but not enough accessories. Here’s our attempt to even the scale just a little bit. Meg Company’s Chamula brand has dished out this hand-knitted Merino wool hat. It’s warm, soft and made with the utmost care and attention. Pick one of the two colorways from above (or both) and protect your dome.
Post Overalls is known for their American-made workwear and this flannel shirt should be added to the conversation. The Engineers shirt comes in a navy and red plaid check with a right chest pocket which includes pen detail and a collar which features a double button throat tab. Post Overalls makes gear that’s built to last and with this shirt’s triple stitch construction, we’re sure it’ll get through any test you throw at it.
From the David Beckham for adidas Originals by Originals Collection (ObyO), which is designed by James Bond, comes the Hooded Down Vest. It’s filled with real down feathers and made of Scottish premium Harris Tweed wool. On the inside, you can see the lining’s made from coloured satin which maintains the luxe-level appeal. It’s all topped off with the Harris Tweed logo on the inside for the much-welcomed stamp of approval.
We’d tell you to add this to your Christmas list but there’s a good chance it’ll sell out before then.
Freeman’s Sporting Club will be launching their collection of heavy-duty knitwear soon, which includes these home-grown cardigans. Woven and entirely made right here in Manhattan, these chunky shawl-collared cardigans exemplify the old-world craftsmanship for which FSC stands. Knitted from genuine Scottish Shetland, the wool cardigans feature side pockets, zipper closure and a construction that’s sure to pass the test of time.
While searching for a local manufacturer to link up with for these amazing pieces, FSC came across Stoll America, a once-German company which opened back in 1982 to promote the sale and service of Stoll Knitting Equipment in North America. In addition to selling knitting machines, they produce samples for large designer brands but do not do production runs for anyone, with the exception of Freemans Sporting Club. Their facility is also unique because they offer training classes in both pattern making and knitting and are considered the go-to knitwear resource in the US.
Look for these cardigans to hit Freeman’s Sporting Club in-store as well as online in the coming weeks for $358.