From Selectism comes news of jack Spade’s expansion into their new suiting collection. The pieces will look to blend traditional men’s suits with a “mix of hopsack and wool herringbone blazers, flannel suits and camel hair top coats.” The collection is made in the United States at Southwick’s Haverill, MA factory, one that’s been making suits since 1929.
If there is one menswear piece that is having it’s moment in the sun it’s the unstructured blazer. Jack Spade has an excellent option for the guy looking for a more casual look. It is an unlined cotton/linen blend making it a perfect go-to jacket for the summer. It has three patch pockets, two functioning sleeve buttons, and a classic three button front. It’s a relaxed alternative to more refined, traditional blazers.
As the weather gets warmer, layering gets harder. An interesting button down over a v-neck tee or a tank top can look great. Take for example this shirt from Jack Spade. It is a cotton/linen blend making it extremely breathable. It’s stitched elbow patches and dual chest pockets with sunglasses slot are excellent details. Pair it, as suggested above, with some worn-in chinos and low top canvas sneakers for a relaxed look this spring.
This wallet from Jack Spade really caught our attention recently. It’s embossed with a repeat burnished anchor atop the dark brown vegetable dyed cowhide leather. The interior’s lined with natural colored linen screen with vintage tattoo flash artwork.
I’m gearing up for a few trips over the next month so I felt it was time to ditch my old luggage and pick up something new that’ll last and would be ideal for a weekend getaway. Though I haven’t made a final decision yet, the waxwear soft duffle from Jack Spade is most definitely in the running. It measures in at 27x10x16 which provides plenty of space for everything you may need when heading out of town. The interior shoe pockets really add some utility to the bag and may end up winning me over. Small details like that help to make such decisions a hundred times easier.
And with all the goodness that’s going on inside the duffle, let’s not ignore the waxed cotton canvas shell. Jack Spade puts it best: “Waxwear combines the durability of nylon and the ease of cotton. When exposed to heat, the waxed surface refinishes itself, and marks of use fade.”
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Jack Spade recently released a holiday collection that consisted of more than just their iconic messenger bags, but don’t think they’ve stopped working on their travel goods. The Waxwear Slim Briefcase is a prime example, as it’s well crafted, unique and current. We personally love waxed cotton and have been waiting to see it on more products. This piece from Jack is a bit more refined than other waxed products we’ve seen in the past. When exposed to heat, the waxed surface refinishes itself, and marks of use fade. It’s detailed with chocolate bridle leather trim, custom die cast Jack Spade hardware and blue and white herringbone lining, just the finishing touches a briefcase like this deserves.
Buy It: $375 at Jack Spade
Jack Spade‘s ambitious designer Cuan Hanly is doing something special over at the once all-about-messenger-bags shop. The Holiday 2009 collection features some fine pieces that transcend the label’s norm, as it ventures into menswear with no limit in sight. Well-crafted knits and warm wools make their way to some great accessories including a trio of bow ties that’s sure to end up in our closets. Don’t think they’ve forgotten about their foundation; Jack’s got a versatile group of bags available in an array of fabrics and finishes.
Look for the Holiday 2009 collection to hit Jack Spade shops on the first of October.
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Selectism has put us on to Jack Spade’s new retail concept in collaboration with Jimbo the Mechanic, Rapha cycling gear, and Landmark Bikes. Jack and Jimbo’s Bike Shop is a 600 sq ft store off Bleecker Street in the West Village that features select pieces from the renowned Rapha cycling collection as well as vintage bicycles from Landmark Vintage Bicycle Shop. On the other side of the shop, expect to see season Jack Spade products including bags, accessories, and an edited selection of ties, outerwear, and apparel.
Are you tired of people that can’t seem to keep their cars inside their own parking places? Obviously it’s too much effort to wait around for them to congratulate them so it might be best to just leave a “nice parking” card on the windshield.
Buy It: $15 at Jack Spade