The fashion week season is roughly two weeks away with Milan leading the way. Some of the finest designers will be on the runway and there are a select few that we’re most looking forward to. Day one has Corneliani starting things off though we’re most excited for Ermenegildo Zegna which will be showing in the morning as well. Other notables throughout the week include Jil Sander, Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Moncler Gamme Bleu.
Ahead of SIHH 2012 later this month comes a look at the IWC Top Gun Miramar Chronograph, the latest edition to the Swiss watchmaker’s Pilot Collection. The beauty is powered by the new in-house caliber 89365 movement as opposed to the Valjoux 7750 which was found in the past versions. The new caliber is more advanced and robust than its predecessor as it features a flyback function and a 168-hour power reserve. The design is military-inspired with a case that’s made from scratch-proof grey ceramic. The dial’s a matte anthracite color with camo-colored beige hands and chapter ring and a green textile strap to finish things off. More details to drop once this beauty is unveiled at SIHH along with four other models from the Pilot collection.
Tenue de Nîmes is looking ahead to some of the brand’s the Amsterdam shop will be housing next season. Denim offerings will be a plenty from Acne and Naked & Famous as well as Levi’s Made & Crafted and Levi’s Vintage Clothing. LVC actually topped things off with an impressive presentation of their entire Spring 2012 collection, placing the goods on a wooden wall and attaching the items with a thin rope. Look for the first drop from LVC to hit stockists this month, with Tenue de Nîmes leading the pack.
This time of the year is always pretty dry in terms of breaking news but we stumbled across this lookbook from the Revolver shop out in San Francisco. It highlights some of the goods in their Fall 2011 collection, shedding light on a solid lineup of brands, most of them being very new to the industry. Included in the mix are Metsa, Yuketen, Baron Wells, Makr, Tellason and a few others. (via the189)
Here’s a first look at Italian label Rose & Born‘s Formal wear collection. The offerings range from a well-designed tuxedo to proper footwear for the black-tie affair as well as a few different cuff links, all offered up in a black and gold finish. Look for the collection to be offered through Rose & Born in the near future.
We’ve seen our fair amount of navy ties with white polka dots but this variation from Drake’s London gives some added texture in the form of its Shantung silk construction. “Originating from China, this variety of the luxurious fabric has a raw, bobbled feel adding texture and flair to your dressed-up looks.” The polka dot necktie has this timeless elegance that not many pieces embody and with the longstanding history of Drake’s behind it, there’s not really much else we can ask for.
Here we have a look at goods from Louis Vuitton’s Holiday 2011 collection, with a strong focus on the accessories that are currently available from the Italian label. Included in the mix is a wide range of leather goods like wallets and phone holders as well as eyewear and wristwear. The pieces can be found now through Louis Vuitton boutiques and select stockists. (via GQ DE)
Red Wing Heritage has released the 4563 Boot exclusively for Nordstrom, The 8-inch round toe work boot was first introduced in 1919, providing the comfort of an oxford with the durability of a work boot. “The benefit of the new style was the round toe design; achieved by eliminating a seam by using one larger piece of leather versus the previous practice of sewing together two smaller leather pieces.” The end result was a more durable boot and one that looks great as well. It features a 6-inch round-toe build and features a self-cleaning crepe sole with Goodyear welt construction.
Look for these at select Nordstrom locations across the United States including The Grove in Los Angeles, Cherry Creek in Colorado, King of Prussia outside of Philadelphia and Garden State Plaza which is the closest Nordstrom with the 4563 Boot outside of New York City.
Hodinkee gives us a look at A. Lange & Söhne’s Datograph UP/DOWN, ahead of its official 2012 SIHH release. With a completely in-house movement, the latest variation of this timeless beauty continues to amaze, this time featuring a power reserve indication at 6 o’clock. The new Datograph comes in a larger case size, 41mm compared to 39mm, and houses a longer power reserve — 60 hours instead of 38. Look for the A. Lange & Söhne Datograph UP/DOWN to make a big splash at SIHH next month. More details over at Hodinkee.