Wyoming-based Rocky Mountain Featherbed recently teamed up with Japan’s BEAMS for this small lineup of men’s vests for the upcoming F/W 2012 season. The pieces range in fabric from nylon and cotton to leather and denim with hints of corduroy and other fine textures. Look for the pieces to drop in the months ahead through select outposts include Beams. (via Selectism)
Penfield keeps things tastefully simple with their Spring 2012 lookbook, giving us a glimpse into the collection on a clean, white palette. The pieces come in inviting colors that will be perfect for when the sun shines. Massachusetts, from where Penfield originates, is known for its wet springs months and cool summer evenings, so there’s no doubt these offerings will be ideal for this. I’ve actually seen a ton of Penfield goods while I’ve been here in London and it makes sense. The pieces are well designed and work well in just about any weather so when it goes from being sunny and dry to downright gloomy and wet, having a Penfield jacket on does wonders.
From Marni comes this impeccably detailed twill parka for the spring. Each feature is done with the utmost care with the end result being a timeless hooded parka that you’ll be using for years to come. Oh, it’s Italian made from a brand that’s had a longstanding tradition so expect it to last as well. Take note of the elasticated cuffs, drawstring detail as well as the contrast lining.
As we transition between seasons, here’s a down vest from Vilebrequin that’s light enough to work through the spring but warm enough to be a go-to mid layer piece until temperatures begin to rise again. The design’s pretty basic but comes from a brand that’s known to protect and last. The duck down fill will surely do the trick while the fit and colorways will make this a classic piece in your wardrobe.
Golden Bear and San Francisco’s Unionmade team up once again, this time for the Bodega pea coat. It comes in navy and red, both with contrasting elbow patches and full grain leather trim. They’re made in San Fran’s Potrero Hill with the utmost attention to detail. More looks below.
Burberry takes its iconic trench coat and delivers it in a Taupe suede finish, though effortlessly keeping the brand’s longstanding heritage intact. It features all the proper details of a traditional Burberry trench — the two buttoned front pockets, epaulettes, belted cuffs, rain guard — and brings a heavier shell that will prove to be resourceful in the colder weeks and months ahead. The double-breasted closure provides added insulation while the hint of red on the belt closure on the front gives that added attention to detail.
Now in its sixth season, Barbour’s collaborative effort with Japanese designer Tokihito Yoshida brings another tremendous lineup. The Beacon Heritage “ToKiTo” collection adds technical details to Barbour’s longstanding aesthetics and appeal. “Yoshida sympathetically uses classic Barbour materials such as 6oz Sylkoil and Quilted Polyamide, as well as innovative fabrics such as Gore WINDSTOPPER to create modern, ergonomically crafted silhouettes, making the Beacon Heritage collection his own.”
For Spring 2012, the outerwear pieces to check out are the Spey Fishing Jacket which is made from Gore Windstopper Active Shell as well as the Mount Shirt, a completely new addition to the Barbour Tokito lineup. It comes in three materials: Waxed, Herringbone and Windstopper.
The product is now hitting stockists worldwide, with End Clothing already getting a few pieces.
From ts(s) comes this amazing looking jacket made from Italian Tweed and fitted with a knit collar for added warmth and detail. The Japanese label chose a high-end double faced wool which was washed to give it a rugged feel. The soft ribbed shawl collar, double breasted closure, rolled up buttoned cuffs and large broad side pockets all add to the fine details of this modern day classic. Available now through Por Vocacao.
Introducing the Burberry Spring Summer 2012 ad campaign, featuring new British cast Eddie Redmayne and Cara Delevingne. The casting of this new duo reflects different facets and attitudes of the Burberry guy and girl. Shot in London, the campaign reinforces the brand’s heritage in protection from the weather, showcasing outerwear including trench coats and parkas. Look for more shots to drop from the campaign throughout the season.
From New York’s Thom Browne comes the Jersey Parka. It’s made from, you guessed it, jersey fabric but has the construction of a hooded parka. It features a button front closure and stripped left sleeve, while the iconic Thom Browne stripe can be seen going down the front closure for added detail.