Vancouver-based retailer Roden Gray has cooked up this Holiday 2011 lookbook video entitled, “Absinthe Minded”. Some of the brands featured in the video include Adam Kimmel x Carhartt, Alden, Band of Outsiders, Gitman Brothers, Levi’s Made & Crafted, Nanamica, Wing + Horns and a few others. Direction was led by Zak David with Jeffro Halladay getting the production credit.
Italian label Louis Vuitton has unveiled their Spring/Summer 2012 Men’s Collection through this lookbook which highlights the offerings throughout different travels explored by a stylish adventurer. The Ready-to-wear pieces range from sweaters and jackets to sneakers while other goods are highlighted as well included eyewear and a few travel pieces.
The sun’s beaming today, folks and that’s reason enough for us to highlight this Spring 2012 collection from Velour. It features a heavy nautical influence and takes much inspiration from a vacation in the archipelago of Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city. The offerings feature a more modern fit but the styles are very relaxed and compliment each other quite nicely. (via hypebeast)
From Selectism comes a look at Heritage Research’s Spring 2012 lookbook. The pieces are captured on a beautiful day at the beach, which we can’t wait to revisit once again since the cold has really started to hit. “Creator Russ describes the collection as having a “Vietnam era Counter Culture feel”, an apt description for a relaxed collection full of patchwork print, madras fabrics and that incredible tiger camp.” The creativity and experimenting is full throttle in this collection and looks to hit each and ever piece, including the lineup’s short sleeve shirts, vests, sweats, and blazers. More looks below as well as over at Selectism.
Here we have a look at LUBIAM‘s L.B.M. 1911 line and its Spring 2012 offerings. The collection’s detailed construction shows in the final product, as does the informal and refined elegance of the pieces. The contemporary fit is blended effortlessly with fabrics enriched by garment dying and washing for a distinct look. Before the lightweight fabrics can be put through the historical dying techniques, thoughtful attention to detail is given to each piece to ensure they can withstand the process.
An Artisan-like dying aging treatments create a worn-in effect. The cotton and cotton linen fabrics contain microstructures, adding texture to the jackets. The blazers of this season contain exclusive sartorial details, such as thinner side cuts for a slimmer fit. Look for the goods to hit select L.B.M. 1911 accounts worldwide in early 2012.
Oliver Spencer continues his minimalistic approach in Spring 2012 as the offerings take inspiration from several markets with the fine British tailoring staying consistent throughout. You’ll notice the pieces have a little bit of military and American influence while the fabrics are sourced primarily from Italy and japan.
Saturdays NYC has done a remarkable job bringing the surfing lifestyle to the New York fashion scene. We’ve been fans since they first landed about two years ago and really think feel that they make some of the most wearable, easy going products on the market. For their Fall 2011 collection, they got a hold of photographer Clarke Tolton and used Maine’s beautiful landscape as the backdrop. Hoodies are plenty in this collection though we spotted one with warmer lining, making it an ideal piece that will be suitable late into fall. More looks below. (via HUH)
Here we have a look at Parisian label Sandro Homme‘s Fall 2011 collection. For the first time, they will be available at Selfridges in London (starting next week). Founders Didier and Evelyne Chetrite opened their first shop in the Marais district of Paris and have since passed the role of creative director onto their son Ilan Chetrite. He’s done an exceptional job with the F/W 2011 offerings, blending 1960s Rock N’ Roll with contemporary elegance to deliver a modern line that’s equal parts formal and casual. The pieces features top quality leathers and skins as well as knitwear items made from cashmere and wool.
The color palette sticks primarily with earth tones and it all looks to have come together nicely. The colleciton is more playful than seasons before it and offers up some solid styling to boot. The greens look great as do all of the military-inspired goods.
To showcase their Holiday 2011 collection, GANT Rugger commissioned Noah Emrich of NOVH fame to shoot the lookbook. He brought on some of his close friends to sport the looks including photographer Justin Chung (you might remember him from The All-American Shoot), Nico Lazaro of The Bengal Stripe, Sean Hotchkiss of The GQ Eye and PH friend William Yan. Two ladies also got into the mix — Nicole Loher (above) and Julia Jacobson. Some of our favorite pieces include the salt and pepper crew neck sweater Nicole’s wearing as well as the Country Twill and Herringbone blazer, Tinkering Twill button down and Puffer Waistcoat.
The lookbook is featured below, while the product is available for consumption now at GANT Rugger.