With the winter weather finally here, it’s time to pull out the snorkels and parkas for that added layer of protection. The folks at Alpha Industries sent one of their N-3B Slim Fit parkas over to us to try out and we have to say we’re glad they did. It features a flight nylon outer shell with contrasting nylon lining and polyfill for a thicker layer between you and the elements. The slim fit cut coupled with the longer length give way to added insulation and a effortless look.
Inventory has teamed up once again with Mark McNairy, this time delivering the American designer’s plain toe derby boot in a timeless snuff suede leather finish. It’s a really versatile piece that will work all year round and features leather lining for added comfort. It’s an Inventory exclusive that utilizes the split Dainite sole with a leather insert.
Though Raif Adelberg is known for his Cashmere Cowichan sweaters, he’s dropped a few of the wool variety at Union LA. They’re actually vintage wool cowichan sweaters that have been cut up and patchworked back together, creating unique one of a kind sweaters. Not too many of these so be sure to head over to Union’s online shop ASAP. If you’re not familiar with Raif, check out the video below as it gives a ton of insight into all the things he’s accomplished over the years.
Italian label Diemme looks to be expanding their offerings beyond their iconic hiking boots with the introduction of the duck boot for Fall 2011. The design is everything you’d expect — a modern, refined take on an American classic. The chocolate brown leather at the ankle mends well with the deep green rubber unit, while hiking laces and a subtle deboss branding finish things off. The boots are available at select Diemme accounts worldwide including i.t in Hong Kong. (via hypebeast)
Though we’ve seen Yuketen’s 5 Eye Maine Guide Boot in past seasons, this year’s the first time we’ve seen it in this green leather finish and boy is it impressive. It’s got the hand-stitched moccasin toe while the tongue is crafted from soft, durable brown leather. The details are immense as the top of the heel to assist with pulling on the boot and there’s also a reinforced panel that runs up the back of each heel. The off white Vibram sole features a sturdy tread and works really well with the green and brown upper.
A few weeks back, Original Penguin launched one of the most creative campaigns in recent memory. They reignited the brand’s roots by shedding light on a piece that’s an iconic artifact from the brand’s archives — the Original Penguin Jacket. In the final video in the series, “Hello Detroit”, the folks pay homage to the motor city with an OP twist. Check out the video below.
Albam has dropped a few pocket squares into their current F/W lineup, all of which are made from premium Japanese cotton and come in really unique prints. They’re meticulously crafted in England. More shots of the offerings below.
Patrik Ervell delivers this unique piece, giving us a standard button-down shirt in an 8 oz. white cotton denim shell. The shirt, made from a thick Japanese denim fabric, features single needle tailoring, seam placement that creates a soft shoulder silhouette, club collar and is topped off with mother of pearl buttons.
From Levi’s Made & Crafted comes this two tone leather varsity jacket which features a navy blue body with brown sleeves. The design’s as timeless as they come and the detailing is immense. The craftsmanship of Levi’s Made & Crafted stems from the origin of the majority of the line’s pieces, with this varsity jacket coming straight from Italy. The color combination is really epic as it will be a perfect go-to jacket throughout the winter and there’s no doubt it will last you for years to come.
Here’s a look at Goodhood‘s seasonal print publication, the “Paper 2″ newspaper. There’s a ton of unique content in the mix including product highlights, cookbooks, staff picks and more. Some of the features have already hit the store’s blog though presentation is quite different. You can grab the “Paper 2″ newspaper for free in-store and it will be shipped with every online purchase as well, though no telling when it will run out.