So I’ll be honest, we get turned to tons of events going on in the New York City area on the regular and it’s really tough for us to highlight each and every single one. We’ve been working at this for quite sometime but didn’t really know what direction would be best for Por Homme and its readers. I think we’ve landed on a layout you guys will appreciate. Plus, we’re the first men’s style site to ever do something like this.
Last week, HODINKEE and Audemars Piguet hosted an event at the Swiss watchmaker’s New York City boutique on 57th. On display were some of the brand’s finest timepieces, including those unveiled at this year’s SIHH in Geneva just two months ago. The Millenary Minute Repeater in Titanium, which we covered here, was on hand as were several of the brand’s grand complication pieces. It’s not a HODINKEE party without vintage pieces, folks and there were some gems pulls right from the AP museum in Le Brassus, Switzerland.
New York City’s Grand Central Station played host to Moncler Grenoble’s Fall 2011 presentation during New York Fashion Week. “A large flash mob dance party was organized, with all participants wearing the new Moncler Grenoble Collection. Travelers walked by, stopped, took pictures and participated.” We were equally impressed by the offerings which varied in fabric and color. When was the last time Moncler disappointed, anyone remember because we surely don’t. (via Selectism)
Though not set for primetime just yet, we wanted to give you all a heads up on the Fjällräven Den that’s set to open this coming Friday, January 7th. The Den is housed inside the Swedish brand’s Mott St. location and will feature special pricing on many of the brand’s durable outdoor gear. We don’t really push deals here often but then again this isn’t your ordinary deal. Look for 30% to 50% off everything from fleeces and ski wear to pants, shirts and winter jackets.
The Fjällräven Den will be located at 262 Mott St. and will be open from January 7th to the 30th between the hours of noon and 6pm daily.
Open now in SoHo is The Pop Up Flea‘s third coming and this time, it’s bigger than ever. The list of brands on hand this year is tremendous with some of our favorite labels showing up for this once-a-year showing. Atop the list of notables is Michael Williams‘ own ACL & Co., which teamed up with San Francisco-based Tellason for a special pair of denims that debuted last night at the opening of The Pop Up Flea. Mark McNairy also showed up with some of his finest shoes, including his collaborations with Engineered Garments and Bass Weejuns. For the first time ever, L.L.Bean’s Signature collection was shown outside the label’s Freeport, Maine shop.
We could honestly go on and on about all the happenings at The Pop Up Flea but you’ll have to just go in there and experience it for yourself before it shuts down on Sunday. Saturday the 20th, it’s open from 11am to 7pm and Sunday the 21st, it’s open from 11am to 6pm.
The Pop Up Flea at Openhouse Gallery 201 Mulberry Street NYC
Michael Williams of ACL and Randy Goldberg of Urban Daddy are bringing back The Pop Up Flea to NYC this coming weekend, and it’s looking more grand than ever. The list of brands has increased tremendously since the last time around so expect even more great items and even more exclusives. The majority of items are said to be brand new but there will be some vintage stuff thrown into the mix by some of the brands as well.
Vendors include Oak Street Bootmakers, J.W Hulme, Levi’s Vintage Clothing, L.L. Bean Signature, Smith + Butler, Tellason, Billykirk, Aether, Tanner Goods, Scout Original, Wooden Sleepers, Riviera Club, Alexander Olch, Gant, Oliver Spencer, The Hill-Side / Hickoree’s Hard Goods, Grown & Sewn, Stanley & Sons, J.Crew, Gitman Brothers Vintage, Schott NYC, Digby & Iona, Alexander West, Leather Head / Lemon Ball, Mark McNairy and a few others that have yet to be unveiled.
The Pop Up Flea will be located at Openhouse Gallery at 201 Mulberry Street (btw Spring and Kenmare) in New York City from the 19th of November til the 21st. Hours of operation are: Friday November 19th (3-9pm), Saturday the 20th (11am-7pm) and Sunday the 21st (11am-6pm).
All-in-all, it’s going to be a sick lineup. There are brands here that we seldom get an opportunity to see in person, even in New York City, so we’re pretty excited.
In celebration of 10 years of digital innovation, RalphLauren.com presents the ultimate fusion of art, fashion & technology in a visual feast for the 5 senses. The showing spanned across two continents, broadcasting outside New York’s Mansion in the Upper East Side as well as London’s 1 New Bond Street location. The venues themselves just disappear as they are then transformed into a series of objects and images rendered in 3-dimensional space. It’s truly remarkable and shows the brand’s willingness to explore new realms when others aren’t.
After the jump, check out the videos from both London and New York City as well as a behind-the-scenes look at how it all came about — from storyboards to video sets to digital mapping and high tech computer renderings.
By now, you’ve probably seen this trailer floating around in the blogosphere and well, just in case you haven’t, we’ve got it for you here. “Influencers” is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends & creativity become contagious today in music and fashion. Plenty of New York’s most influential creatives are asked for their opinion throughout this short clip, including Jeff Staple of Staple Design and Deidre Maloney, co-founder of BPMW.
Look for the “Influencers”, the film to release sometime this fall.
Our favorite eyewear boutique just got a bit roomier. New York City’s Silver Lining Opticians has moved a few doors down to a more roomier, more lavish local while keeping intact everything we’ve come to love from the shop. Expect to see plenty of hard-to-find vintage pieces alongside modern classics. They’ve got their own line out in full force as well which is definitely worth check out. We’ve always felt that the shop is one of the city’s hidden gems, but their following has grown substantially since they first opened up in 2007. Being the gracious hosts owners Erik Sacher and Jordan Silver are, it’s only right they accommodate.
Stop by the new boutique at 92 Thompson Street to see what all the buzz is about.
The Fjällräven store reopened this past week at 262 Mott Street here in New York. It’s been redesigned for the fall with some great product on hand as well as an amazing setup. The Swedish label pulled out all the stops, with tents on walls and products that appeal to urban dwellers and the outdoorsman alike. We actually previewed the brand’s impeccable fall collection a few months back and are glad to see it finally available.
Beyond Fjällräven’s iconic backpacks, look for other great items such as their line of military-inspired jackets.