Club Monaco has dropped the latest looks for their upcoming Fall 2013 collection. The lineup features a mix of casual and formal pieces, with much influence taken from British styling. Camel-hair coats and paisley-print suits stand out here as does a tuxedo to finish things off.
Here we have a look at Public School’s Fall 2013 lookbook. The duo behind the New York label, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, deliver a collection that’s filled with a strong lineup of leather jackets, well-tailored outwear, tops, and bottoms. The suiting is exceptional, as are the mid-layer sweaters we’re excited to see in person. Look for the pieces to drop at select stockists as well as Public School’s online store.
J.Crew has been on a bit of hot streak as of late as they gear up for the upcoming season. Their fall catalog was pinned on their Pinterest page in its entirety and made available to pre-order. Note that this is before the products even showed up in their printed catalogs or on their Web store. Now, J.Crew is has also unveiled Discovered, a new shop featuring a curation of hand picked, hard to find items that the American retailer has gathered from trips around the world, word of mouth and some from their own archives even. What we love most about Discovered is that it will unveil new interesting and unique finds every month. J.Crew’s creative and design teams will pick 10 special pieces from third party partners and their own in-house items for Men’s, Women’s and Crewcuts.
The selections will vary from month to month and each item will feature its own editorial content, photography and/or a curated video. This rich content will help to tell the deeper story behind the product and provide insight into why it was chosen.
Discovered went live online today and will debut in J.Crew’s September style guide with a dedicated section in the catalog each month. For the month of September, some standout pieces include Ebbets Field Hats, Nanamica Camo Cruiser, New Balance 998, DS & Durga Homesteader Cologne, and Monogramming. Oh, and speaking of which, J.Crew rounded up four style experts to get their thoughts on the venerable monogram. Video can be found below.
This post is sponsored by New Era, the official cap of the MLB, as they introduce their #WearYourAllegiance campaign.
Introducing the Wall of Allegiance, a jaw-dropping array of New Era baseball caps that are more than just pieces of headwear. When you put on a New Era cap, it sends a message: This is my team. This is my hood. This is my style. The video below features legendary DJ Clark Kent introducing Lane Carter to the Wall of Allegiance, and shows him how putting on for your city can transport you into a heightened reality. When he dons the caps, Lane warps in to visit friends and fellow cap obsessives like producer/DJ Lunice. With New Era being the official cap of the MLB, it’s only right Dodgers Center Fielder Matt Kemp is featured in the video as well.
3.1 Phillip Lim has released a short film as part of their Fall/Winter 2013 campaign. SONOMAMA stars Kiko Mizuhara and Louis Simonon as explore the streets of Japan with close friends and even run into ‘Black Shadow’, a notorious Japanese rockabilly gang, along the way. The Fall 2013 collection embodies the nonchalant ease and eclectic style of the partners, girlfriends and lovers of the racer generation – steadfast in their presence, as they are. Look for a strong leather presence throughout the collection as it’s featured not only on impeccably crafted biker jackets but on rich textured bottoms as well.
MYKITA, the eyewear specialists from Berlin, have opened up their first shop in the US and it happens to be in New York City. The Soho shop unites the company’s own design principles with optical precision made in Germany. The store’s architecture is based on the progressive composition of different elements and contrasting materials. The shop features purpose-designed furniture and a stage-like lighting concept. Its simplistic design is bold but retains the original character of the art deco factory building.
The all-white MYKITA Wall makes for an amazing presentation area giving the frames ample space to present themselves. Individual shelf elements inserted into the wall provide each model with its own little stage. In addition, out-of-service flight attendant trolleys that have circled the globe a thousand times are given a new lease of life here as a storage facility. The integrated “Relaxed Vision Center” is a special lab equipped with state-of-the-art precision instruments from Carl Zeiss research. Customers can consult the MYKITA in-house optometrist, who generates customized optical profiles and performs an exact adaptation of frame and lens to the wearer’s face. Quality, precision and products “made in Germany” are the common themes behind the partnership of MYKITA with the worldrenowned optical solutions specialist Zeiss.
The ceiling is lit up by a fluorescent-tube construct. The light installation is aligned with the old metal pipes from the original sprinkler system in a conscious reference to the building’s industrial heritage. This finishing touch unites the present with the architectural past.
Profound Aesthetic has dropped a capsule collection of bucket hats and five panels, all of which feature a custom one-of-a-kind print designed by the brand’s Creative Director. The print is featured on a canvas fabric in both a natural and navy finish. The five panel is also fitted with a leather adjustable-strap back.
Profound’s “Flight of Birds” collection is available now through their online store and at Urban Outfitters.
The good folks at HODINKEE continue delivering excellence in editorial content but their retail endeavors have been quite impressive as well. First came a lineup of watch accessories that were made in Italy and then was a tie collaboration with the iconic British label Drake’s. Now, they’ve teamed up with Chicago’s Horween, America’s finest leather maker. Brands like Alden have been using their leather for ages and the brand has definitely withstood the test of time. HODINKEE has introduced a lineup of Horween Shell Cordovan leather watch straps that are made right here in the good ol’ US of A and available in two varieties, lined and unlined. The
The unlined straps are a flexible strip of shell cordovan with a steel buckle closure and matching stitching that almost disappears. The lined cordovan straps are a bit sportier and have a thin cushioned lining sewn into them with matching thread. The unlined comes in 18mm and 20mm while the lined come in 20mm and 22m variations. All sizes come in black, natural and Horween’s iconic Color #8. On the underside you’ll find a special HODINKEE/Horween logo that recalls the Horween logo stamped onto the raw shells at the Chicago tannery.
The entire line of HODINKEE Horween Shell Cordovan straps is available now through HODINKEE.
Red Wing’s Heritage division has updated the leather used on the iconic 875 and 877 boots to be truer to the original. Red Wing Heritage’s new Oro Legacy leather will replace the Oro-iginal leather that has been used on the previous version of the iconic 875 and 877. Oro Legacy is a supple, more natural richly colored leather that harkens back to the days when Red Wing’s salesmen recalled pulling boots out of the box “slick with oil”. And like the other leathers in the Heritage collection, it’s made right in Red Wing, Minnesota at S.B. Foot Tanning Company. The new Oro Legacy is a more natural leather that displays much more character than the previous 875 and 877 leather.
The 875 6″ moc-toe boot and 877 8″ moc-toe boot will retain their shape and classic styling, but the Oro Legacy leather update means that they’ll be as close to the originals as possible. Learn more about the 877 and 875 boots at RedWingHeritage.com.
From Parisian label Sandro comes a look at their Fall 2013 “3000 Light Years from Home” collection. some of the standout pieces from the lineup include a leather biker jacket and slim-fitting trousers. Plenty more can be found throughout the lookbook. Look for the complete collection to release in the months ahead.