Deluxe has delivered their take on the classic motorcycle riders jacket for the F/W 2013 season, giving us a heavy cow hide leather shell that’s been meticulously dyed and washed. The end result is a jacket that looks perfectly broken in. Other contemporary details include ergonomic pocket positioning, and a bold leopard printed lining, with traditional elements in the mix as well such as zippered cuffs, adjustable side cinches and iconic moto lapels.
Hodinkee continues to drop some really impressive product and this time, they’ve wrapped up a collaboration with GJ Cleverly, one of the last old school shoemakers known the World over. The duo teamed up for a very limited run of leather straps made from Russia Leather, a specially tanned reindeer leather recovered from a shipwreck dating to 1786. A short history lesson — Russia was renowned for their leathers back in the eighteenth century and one closely-guarded tanning process resulted in a water resistant leather with a rich reddish brown color, a cross-hatch patter, and a very unique smell. Then came the Russian Revolution and after 1917, production was stopped and the tanning process was lost to history.
Pop Up Flea‘s coming back to New York City and is set to be the largest event the boys have put on to date. The space is massive and they’ll be in the heart of Soho. Oh, and the lineup’s as good as we’ve seen it. Everyone from Hodinkee and Shinola to Rancourt & Co., Todd Snyder, Baxter of California, and the Carson Street Clothiers team. The cool thing about the Pop Up Flea to us is that you get to connect with the folks behind all these great brands on a real one-to-one level. The space is always filled with great people that just want to have a good time and show off some of their great product in the process.
Pop Up Flea 2013 in NYC will take place from December 6th to 8th at 82 Mercer Street in Soho. For more info and to stay up to date on all things PUF, check out thepopupflea.com, Twitter and Instagram.
Filson has teamed up with Detroit-based Shinola for the Bixby bicycle. It’s the duo’s interpretation of a 3-speed bicycle for urbanists and commuters alike. This is a purely American-made product with the purpose-built lightweight steel frames and forks being hand-crafted in Wisconsin and full assembly taking place in Detroit.
Painted Filson Green, the Bixby features a double-butted TrueTemper frame with a custom Shinola fork, a Shimano Nexus 3-speed internally-geared hub, and disc brakes, for shifting and braking performance in any weather condition. The stylish bamboo fenders and the special Portland Design Works rear rack with bamboo deck, feature a custom laser-etched Filson logo. The aluminum front rack is built to Shinola’s specs. Filson worked with Shinola on developing custom Tin Cloth bags for the front and rear racks. The front bag easily converts to a handy carry-all for shopping. The rear bags are a clever re-design of classic touring panniers, with a slot for a lap-top computer and quick and easy snaps to attach to the rack.
April77 has presents its classic biker jacket ‘Distortion” in vegan suede for the Fall/Winter 2013 season. Available in both Old Rose and Black, the jacket features all the makings of a classic perfecto with some fine detailing.
From Rapha comes a look at their Holiday 2013 lookbook, entitled ‘Deep Winter’. The most severe winter weather requires performance beyond the scope of regular cycling apparel. Rapha’s innovation and quality is applied to products designed to cope with temperatures and conditions only experienced by riders in the coldest climates.
Flip through to check out visuals from the lookbook and head over to Rapha for the full feature.
We’re excited to be congratulating Public School designers Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne on winning the 2013 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund. Public School was one of ten finalists nominated for the award and the first nomination and win for the New York label.
“We are truly honored and humbled by the support and recognition from Vogue and the CFDA. We are extremely grateful for this amazing opportunity,” says Chow. Adds Osborne, “To be included in the same company as this talented group of designers is an honor itself. We are amazed and thankful for this recognition.”
Chow and Osborne have quickly amassed a reputation for taking classic silhouettes and updating them through a modern lens by mixing high and low references from fashion, music and art into their work. Public School’s collection is sold at luxury boutiques and retailers around the world, including Barneys New York, Guild, Odin New York and several others.
Well, the temperature just dropped massively this week and it’s about time we all invest in some additional support for our feet. J.Crew’s just taken stock of a few different designs from CHUP that will keep you warm and add some subtle pop to your outfits. The Japanese sock brand uses an authentic stocking frame to create a durable, long lasting, and comfortable fit. The detailing is exceptional as the lengthy production process allows only 20-25 pairs to be crafted a day and each pair incorporates ethnic patterns and colors from all over the world. J.Crew currently carries four designs that will run through the holiday season.
HODINKEE has teamed up with motoring lifestyle brand Autodromo to deliver their latest work, the Stelvio sunglasses. Completely handmade in Japan, they’re named after the famous alpine pass – one of the finest driving roads in Italy – with each pair requiring over 130 operations to build and a month to complete. They are laser etched with a serial number, and made of the highest quality amber acetate in the world, with polarized cognac lenses. Each pair comes with a quilted leather carrying case inspired by some of our favorite vintage Ferraris. Numbers are limited here as only fifty pairs will be made.
The weather’s shifting and as we head into the cooler months ahead, it’s only right you have the right coat to help you survive. A shearling collared coat like this one from Shipley & Halmos’ Farrand jacket is perfect for anything the winter throws at you. The collar’s removable which adds much versatility to the piece but the detailing is timeless and elegant. It’s double breasted with oversized buttons, features a ton of pockets with leather detailing and is built to last.