Commune de Paris has launched a new site just in time for the spring. The Spring 2011 offerings are available now through the webshop and the lookbook they did for the collection is definitely worth a gander. Some of the standout pieces include their Bag 18 canvas carryall bag as well as their well-crafted knits, which you can toss in as a mid-layer piece to your current rotation or as a pullover in the warmer months ahead.
For those not familiar, Sunspel happens to be one of England’s finest makers of loungewear and they’ve been doing it right since 1860. They make bare essentials from high quality fabrics such as Egyptian cotton and each piece is handmade with much car and attention to detail.
Look for Sunspel to pop up at some of our favorite retailers including Steven Alan and Opening Ceremony. Unionmade in Los Angeles already has some of the brand’s best in stock now.
From YMC’s Spring ’11 lineup comes this Premium Cotton Light Selvedge Hunting Shirt. The first thing that stands out is the detailing, everything from the elbow patches to the contrasting buttons. The selvedge denim is slightly broken in which will only look better with more wears.
Porter has teamed up with Pointer for a capsule collection of goods, one of them being this back pack. It’s made from heavyweight Japanese canvas and comes in a navy shell with navy and cream canvas straps as well as an array of welcomed details. The metal clasp fastening and drawstring rope, and two large zip pockets play well with the navy outer.
London’s Bstore has been known for making some great pieces over its history and you know an item is special when someone’s willing to resurrect it back to life after discontinuation. Parisian retailer decided to do just that by requesting a limited edition re-issue of Bstore’s ‘Mario’ shoe.
When London brand Bstore is discontinuing our favorite shoe style from their catalog, we have no choice but to request a SPECIAL RE-ISSUE for FrenchTrotters! Available in leather black, leather brown, plus FrenchTrotters design: grey canvas, white eyelets with contrasted navy laces on a natural leather sole.
Look for all three offerings to be available exclusively through FrenchTrotters.
Selectism turns us to this special offering from the fine folks at Partners & Spade. The New York shop recently dropped these raw canvas painted ties, a first of its kind if we recall correctly. “While most neckwear remains soft to touch by the way of silk and cotton, it would seem these canvas pieces are the opposite. Good thing is they look great.” Yes, indeed. From the shot above, you can see they come in a few different finishes, my favorite being the polka dot. Don’t judge me.
We peeped this watch at last year’s (capsule) show and have been dreaming about it since. Yes, we know it’s a G-Shock but the detailing is impeccable and collaborative efforts like this one with Garbstore are worth mentioning. The timepiece features a black-on-black face with a green printed check strap and also comes with a premium leather zip case made by The Heritage Belt Company of England.
Here’s an impressive piece from British company Gloverall. They’ve delivered a more modern and spring-friendly version of the timeless duffle coat. This time, it’s cropped and fitted with a waxed cotton shell. The front closure features both toggles as well as full zip. Other features include a well-sized hood as well as button adjustable cuffs and two pouch side pockets for added functionality.
The past few days have been gorgeous in the city and we’re hoping to see more and more of that in the weeks and months ahead. With that in mind, we can’t help but to drop a layer (or two) and shift towards attire that’s more breathable than anything. With Gant Rugger’s Spring 2011 campaign, we’re able to check out some solid styling while getting a glimpse at some of the brand’s forthcoming offerings. Lightweight fabrics are utilized across the brand’s iconic shirting as well as the outerwear and all in all, the lineup looks quite promising.