Handmade in Italy, these frames from SUPER come in a basic wayfarer shape but feature a tortoise shell and temples that are partially gold metal to give a truly vintage appeal. The brown Zeiss lenses seal deal for us.
From Rider comes their plaintoe boot in the new ‘Reverso (or Maremma) Calfskin’ from Lo Stivale tannery near Pisa, Italy. Lo Stivale is a 100% vegetable tanning operation and this calf happens to be their signature tannage. The leather’s as rugged and durable as they come these days but don’t think you can’t dress ‘em up.
Right in time for the holidays, we got turned to some amazing travel goods from old Italian luggage specialist Calabrese. The brand’s delivering an iPad case, laptop case, their Gajola washbag as well as some zip wallets, some of which are exclusive to The Garbstore. The Centino zip wallet comes in four finishes (two exclusive to Garbstore) and each colour is lined with cream leather and has a zip fastening with leather pull. All other accessories come in two finishes as well so there’s plenty of variety here.
Head to Garbstore to check out all the offerings, and some of our favorites are after the jump.
A few months back, news of Common Projects’ Oxford Collection hit the blogosphere and we’ve been hunting for them ever since. The line features only three styles — a saddle shoe, a plaintoe and a wingtip — with the wingtip brogues being the most difficult to find. We’ve managed to track these beauties down and they’re as flawless as we originally suspected.
The dedication and attention to detail that went into these brogues is unparalleled with the Italian leather upper and sole being damn near impeccable. What really stands out about these shoes has to be the medium brown leather uppers which will continue to age as they are worn.
Texas-based retailer Mortar is one of the few places in the country that has these Common Projects and in extremely limited quantities.
There are plenty of ways to stay warm during the winter but Borsalino’s line of headwear happens to be one of the most durable and versatile. Their Legionnaire hat is a prime example of this as it’s as warm as it is functional. The hat features fold down ear flaps & a short bill, and is made from a heather wool mix fabric.
Introducing Fracap, a small company specializing in fine footwear made by hand in a small Italian factory and only available to the Japanese market. One of their most popular shoes is the Mountaineering boot, and this variation happens to be one of our favorites. It’s made of heavy duty brown leather that’s made from grainy leather and padded inside for extra comfort. The soles are extra thick and stitched, while the boots lace with contrasting scarlet laces through 5 d-rings and two hooks.
Oki-Ni actually got these guys to put this boot into production for them, giving us access to something that’s been reserved for the Japanese market in the past. The Mountaineering boot will be released on December 10th, but it’s available for pre-order now.
From Camo‘s Circus Collection for the fall comes these drop crotch trousers in a grey tweed fabric. The colourful red fleck in the wool allow for the expression of style but within the constraints of a society that necessitates disguise. The trousers from the Italian label are also cropped and feature double button front pockets, details all referencing to the theatrical flare of the season’s line.
More info and images after the jump. (more…)
From Japan’s Beauty & Youth “made in Italy” collection comes a trio of boots, all finished in suede and fitted with wingtip detailing. Colorways include navy blue, brown and beige, but there’s also a fourth variety (not shown above), black, which will be available alongside the others at select retailers, including ZOZOTOWN.
Though we’ve seen plenty of great kicks come from Common Projects in seasons past, the Arctic Boot is the first real boot that we’ve personally come across, though we may be wrong. If that’s the case, then “oops” in advance. Anyways, CP is going with the hiking theme for the fall and they’re leading off really well. The boot’s, “Made in a rugged leather and leather lined. Hiking lacing a light weight Vibram like out sole and the significant stamp on the heel.”
Like all other CPs, this boot is also crafted in Italy. More info and looks after the jump. (more…)