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.
Vane and Sebago continue their fruitful relationship with the release of three new boots as we transition out winter and look forward to the warmer months. The beauty is that these boots will work well year round, with a balanced mix of premium full grain leathers and waxed canvas quarterpanels. The Jungle Tactics Boot is a reinterpretation of the classic Vietnam boot and is lined with suede detailing.
The premium boots feature full grain leathers, waxed canvas quarterpanels, and slim, low-profile Vibram rugged outsoles. The Orbital Command Boot is a fresh take on a combat style moc-toe boot and comes with a set of removables spats that can be worn in combination with other footwear. The Camo Exo Boot is the Vane signature double boot pattern, featuring an outer digital camo print quarterpanel with perforated suede detailing.
The Boots are limited to 150 Pair globally, and are available at the Vane webshop and their New York outpost at 125 Rivington Street.
Makr Carry Goods has crafted another fine piece, this time turning their focus on the iPhone. This leather sleeve is really well crafted though that was expected from the Florida-based brand, but we can’t help but to be amazed by the detail of this Horween leather shell. The skived and rolled edges are pristine while the sleeve is hand sewn, painted and polished with the utmost care.
Dries Van Noten delivers this leather bag for the upcoming season. The crisp brown and beige horizontal pattern works well with the brown leather handles as does the navy canvas upper. The inside’s lined with brown canvas and features a pocket for all your delicate documents.
From Our Legacy’s Spring 2012 collection comes a revamped version of the Great Sweat. This upgraded version features a smooth cotton/silk blend fabric and washed finishing for a vintage look that just gets better with time. This is a classic piece that’s made from quality fabrics and constructed with the utmost care.
I took a trip over to 45rpm‘s New York boutique a few weeks back and I was left in awe. The label’s offerings look a million times better in person than they do in pictures. Since the Spring 2012 collection is just beginning to trickle into stockists, their lookbook will have to suffice for now. The fabrics allow for more breathable pieces that range from t-shirts to blazers.
RIMOWA brings their iconic grooves widely seen on their luggage pieces to an iPad case that’s worth every penny. The rich leather finish is as refined as it is durable and will make for a great conversation starter no doubt. Available now through RIMOWA boutiques worldwide for $280. (via GQ)
I’m hearing it’s snowing back in New York. Leffot‘s taken stock of these boots from Alden in case the trend continues. The classic 405 design is entirely new, with added traction for slippery surfaces and a lighter weight for added versatility and mobility. The smooth brown cowhide is really outstanding and the lugged soles are good year ’round, rain or shine.
A briefing on William Fox & Sons Sporting Goods — the brand’s been delivering well-made product since 1913 with a strong focus on rugby, hunting, and mountaineering. They take pride in maintaining the highest standards of design and manufacturing and it shows. End Clothing has taken stock of some mountaineering luggage such as the Trial Pack, Tear Drop Pack, and Country Pack. American made from durable materials and premium leather trimmings.