With Mad Men back on our screens, the folks at MR PORTER just couldn’t help but do another 1960s style tailoring story. With much inspiration taken from the hit AMC drama, be sure to browse through the looks on The Journal. We’re sure you’ll find something you like, we definitely did — AMI trench, Lanvin tie clip, Gucci suiting, Church’s footwear. We can keep going. Head on over to MR PORTER to see the beautiful imagery and read the words of Mansel Fletcher as well.
Maison Martin Margiela drops these knits made from a super soft, lightweight and technically advanced locknit fabric that feature a see thru effect revealing a stripped pattern on the inside, being actually composed of two different pieces which are only attached at the collar and hem. Something so soft should not be reserved for your lady friends. We like nice things, too. Available now at Por Vocacao.
Here’s one Buttero’s standout pieces from their S/S 2012 collection — the ripple sole boat shoe. The upper is offered in either rich dark grey suede or china blue leather and feature Vibram’s Gumlite ripple soles, making them light and highly comfortable to walk on. With amazing attention to detail throughout the by-hand manufacturing process, we’re not surprised at how good the final product looks because we’d expect nothing less. Available now through Por Vocacao.
Nudie Jeans has unveiled their limited edition ‘Woad/Guado’ collection, a 100% organic 6-piece line dyed from the ancient ‘Woad’ plant and available exclusively at Nudie Jeans House in LA as well as Atrium NYC. The dying of each piece is extremely involved and requires a lot of attention to detail. The Italian-made collection comprises of a Grim Tim jean style, High Khaki, Chambray shirt, Jacket, long-sleeved Henley and short-sleeved tee-shirt, all in the signature blue shade.
Production’s extremely limited with only 700 pieces available worldwide. Each garment is uniquely customized with a ‘Woad/Guado’ stamp and individually numbered from 1-700. The ‘Woad/Guado’ line is available this Friday through Nudie Jeans House and Atrium NYC. International boutiques that will carry the goods include 14 Ounce Berlin, Tinue de Nimes Amsterdam, Liberty London and A-Place in Stockholm.
Basil Racuk have released their classic Soft Brief bag for spring, this time finishing it in British Khaki Calfskin and lining it with vintage Moleskin. It’s a versatile bag that can used for office meetings or the accompany you on an occasional weekend getaway. They’re handmade by Basil in his northern California studio with all the materials being sourced locally in Cali as well. The bag is available now through Leffot.
Amsterdam’s Tenue de Nimes is known for their passion for denim and they’ve got a slew of solid collaborations to prove it. They’ve really hit a new high this time as they’ve teamed up with Okayama-based denim brand Momotaro. The piece is made from a multi-yarn, 12 oz. sulphur denim fabric. This cloth is twenty year old deadstock that was sourced at the Rampuya factory warehouse in Japan. Because of the limited amount of material that was available, the Momotaro factory could only produce 17 pairs. All the jeans were made in Japan and are for sale exclusively at Tenue de Nimes for €329,90 (~ $431).
QWSTION has released a Backpack and Weekender in classic brown leather shells. They’re made of high quality and look really exceptional. The details are fine and simplistic but really help the pieces to standout. Look for black YKK zippers and metal buckles. Shop the washed leather brown bags on QWSTION’s online shop.
Here’s a first look at Stussy Deluxe’s collaboration with Seattle-based creative workshop, BLK Pine Workshop. For those not familiar, BLK Pine has had some really impressive collaborations in the past (Opening Ceremony, United Arrows to name two) though this is their first US collaboration. They’re known for making high quality accessories right here in the USA and are really good at mixing up the fabrics blending in vintage wools as well as waxed and duck canvas in the past. These totes by BLK Pine Workshop for Stussy Deluxe are made with heavyweight 18 oz. duck canvas and feature vegetable tanned, natural leather handles and a snap closure. They’re offered up in two sizes, with both being available in either a Black with Red nylon interior or Natural Canvas with Royal Blue interior.
We’ve got a few shots of the bags below that give us a look at how the bags were made in BLK Pine’s factory. The BLK Pine totes will retail for $130 for medium and $140 for the large and will be available in Stussy stores and online.
FEIT has released a limited edition lineup of leather accessories as part of their hand sewn collection. The lineup — which includes a wallet made from Florentine leather in a vertical and horizontal style as well as a leather wrapped gun-metal shoehorn — is hand made in Italy. The pieces come in matching Italian vegetable-tanned leather available in Naturale, Corteccia and Nero. The wallets are made from a single piece of vegetable tanned calf skin with the final product being seamless and extremely practical. This 15 inch leather shoehorn is also wrapped in a single piece of vegetable tanned calf skin leather while the leather casing is hand molded and entirely seamless as well.
All the pieces are of limited stock and can be pre-ordered now through FEIT.
We recently gave you the A Kind of Guise Fall 2012 preview but here’s what they’re offering up for the upcoming spring and summer seasons. The pieces are really solid and come in a really inviting color palette. Look for a good mix of blues and a pop of salmon here and there as well. There’s some great shirting, chinos in an array of colors, as well as some mid-weight outerwear pieces that will surely catch your attention.