The folks at Aether took their goods to San Francisco to shoot the brands Spring 2011 lookbook. Jeff and co. over at Selectism caught up with the team to see why they left the gorgeous SoCal weather for a breezy atmosphere. The shots look tremendous, giving us tons of inspiration and a great feel for what Aether represents.
Heritage Research is teaming up with Rivendell Mountain Works this summer to deliver a small range of products worth checking out.
All Rivendell packs are handmade by Eric Hardee at his workshop in the shadow of Mount Rainier. He has made 5 classic RMW packs in exclusive colourways and fabrics for Heritage Research including the legendary Jensen Pack in a smaller citypack pattern.
Beyond the travel packs, the collaboration brings specially woven summerweight English wool for shorts, Japanese oxford and chambray cotton and linen shirts and duo tone lightweight dry wax Longline Parkas. (via Selectism)
Bal dropped some shots from their fall/winter 2011 lookbook and the Japanese brand is going hard in the paint with chunky knits and outrageous outerwear. Some of our favorite pieces are the camo down jacket and the peanut butter leather moto jacket. While the outerwear is clearly in a league of it’s own, they do provide some more classic pieces with their knits and bottoms. (via SlamxHype)
Australian-based label Book Club is fairly new to the game, as it was launched in 2009 with an appreciation for simple design and careful attention to detail. All pieces are designed and made in Australia, allowing much of the inspiration to flow from the designers’ motherland. Expect Book Club to make some major headway in the seasons ahead.
Club Monaco dropped some looks from their Fall 2011 collection and we are definitely feeling the direction that they are headed. The inspiration comes from 1950′s beatnik movement and what they are calling “suburban prep”. While there are most certainly some quintessential prep pieces, there are also more European influences as seen in the unstructured jackets, merino cardigans, and scarves. It seems that there’s a little something for everybody in this collection.
Italian label C.P. Company drops shots from its S/S ’11 lookbook, giving us a gander at some of this season’s final product. Among the greatness are a few outerwear such as a dark brown leather jacket as well as a grey trench as well as a tee shirt and a pair of chinos. (via Contemporary Standard)
Every season Hunting and Collecting shoots – with a guest photographer and guest models – a lookbook or a ‘moodbook’, that defines how the shop feels and understands the current season. It reflects their personal vision on contemporary fashion and culture. The styling is done exclusively with a selection of brands and products the Brussels-based retailer has in store that season. For S/S 2011, some of these brands are Soulland, Waste(Twice), Mark McNairy, and Patrik Ervell to name a few.
Head over to Hunting & Collecting for a complete look at their offerings for the current season.
We’ve covered Monitaly’s S/S 2011 collection in the past but couldn’t resist putting up these images from the label’s lookbook for the current season. We think they’re doing some of the best work in the industry as they’re really able to juggle craftsmanship, design and wearability all at the same time. There’s much to be had from Monitaly’s spring and summer offerings. Though some product’s more formal than others, all-in-all the collection’s filled with gear that’s well made and versatile as well.
Inventory turns us to the S/S 2011 lookbook from Saturdays, the in-house label of New York-based retail shop Saturdays Surf. The store’s been doing some great things in the past few years including some pretty notable collaborations. They’re gaining a lot of traction and the amount of Surf NYC tees we see around town is a testament to that. Their spring and summer digs are really well done and are ideal for the warmer months ahead.
In their Resort 2011 Collection, Thorocraft continues where they left off last year taking classic styles and updating them with simple silhouettes, the finest materials, and expert construction. The Resort 2011 collection features boots, chukkas, bluchers, and woven lace-ups all on Thorocraft’s trademark slim, modern leather sole in a range of colors.
The collection also features small leather goods such as wallets, card cases, and coin pouches in brown, red, blue, and green.