“Those are some fun shirts.” During a visit to one of his company’s shirt factories in the seventies Ash Wall, the vice president and great-great-great-grandson of Brooks Brothers founder Henry Sand Brooks, picked up a discarded “practice” sport shirt off the assembly line and tossed it on.
Kate Moss styled the largest fashion spread in the history British Vogue for their September 2014 Fashion Issue. For her job as Vogue UK’s contributing fashion editor, the supermodel employed Lara Stone , whom is also cited as being Carine Roitfeld ‘s favorite model.
After walking Capsule this past week, we unveil what we think are the seven best new additions to the traveling trade show. It was great to get out, shake some hands, and see what’s new in the men’s market. Many of the brands covered here are new not only to Capsule but also to use in general
At altitude, you dehydrate more easily, your body has to work harder just to survive and, depending on how high you go, you can be at risk for various degrees of altitude sickness. But sometimes outdoor adventures and competitions call us into the mountains, by bike or by foot.
The rebranded Maxx & Unicorn offer these simple cuffs, made of black oxide and gold solid brass. Both are cast and finished by hand in Brooklyn, New York, which account for unique variations in texture and coloration for each bracelet
Take 104 miles of dirt road, pavement and single track; mix in over 12,000 feet of elevation gain; sprinkle in oxygen-deprived mountain air and — voila ! You’ve got the Leadville Trail 100 MTB. This is the kit GP’s Peter Koch took with him to best this deceptively brutal course. …
For Fall/Winter 2014, Wooyoungmi decided to present the lookbook for her other label Solid Homme on a model instead of on starkly static mannequins . The result is a collection that seems full of movement while remaining distinctly architectural as per the designer’s signature construction style. Outerwear is the keyword for the line, not only presenting warm weather essentials but also statement pieces like a heather gray long coat with elongated sleeves and jackets in interesting shades of cerulean
All-weather bluetooth speakers make sure that you have listening options in any climate, on the edge of any pool or in your pack on any adventure. No plug, no jacks, no need to check the weather report. Just durable music wherever you need it.
Nothing rare or esoteric today, just a bunch of new Ralph Lauren fall/ winter releases that I think look pretty great. Some notables: Polo Label Outerwear: Ralph Lauren’s Polo label has some basic, but well designed, outerwear this coming season. There are some field jackets in cotton canvas and nylon , the first of which is priced surprisingly low.
Seven creatives — filmmakers, photographers and musicians — who had never met traveled to Iceland in 2011 with one purpose: to document beauty. Outliers, Vol. 1: Iceland is the amorphous, unfocused, and impressive culmination of the landscapes, people and traditions they encountered
Warby Parker and The Standard team up once more on a pair of sunglasses, this time on the limited-edition Winston. The Winston is an existing frame from the eyewear maker, but The Standard came up with a new colorway, the matte whiskey tortoise, combined with blue lenses
One month after he set out from King’s Beach, CA, on a 5,000-mile bike tour of America, GP contributor Will Eginton stood on top of the Continental Divide at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park and reflected on the mountains he’d climbed. …
Returning to Soichiro Ito’s label SOE after a sizeable break, here we stop to admire the Spring/Summer 2015 SOE Shirt line, a sub-collection concentrating on, yep, shirts. From the simple, clean white or black variations in a longer fit, short or long-sleeved, to checks, DIY logos and a couple of fantastic dip-dye models, one in particular mimicking a cork surface. For those less fond of buttons there’s plenty of jersey and sweats in equally appealing variations including wide collar tunic styles and kangaroo pocket crewneck sweatshirts
Levi’s Japan release the latest from their newly formed ‘Levi’s California’ label, a contemporary take on West Coast life in the ’60s. Fall 2014 suggests White Tab twill denim, collarless pleated jackets, cashmere sweaters, water-repellant byrd cloth blazers and casual button down shirts all make an appearance
S.E.H Kelly approach that awkward pre-Fall phase with their usual under-stated style, suggesting a selection described as “Things For Autumn But Let’s Not Kid Ourselves It Is Still Summer For A While Yet.” Busy working on their latest Japan-line, they now turn their attention to home, another spot-on collection, something to brighten that sad march into colder weather.
Presenting a collection in their now trademark combination of traditional and modern, Universal Works take the British theme and run with it in the Fall/Winter 2014 collection, showcased in this laid-back lookbook. Harris Tweed, Yorkshire lambswool and Lancashire cotton found across this season’s garments, including some relaxed suiting, a down vest and a serious technical parka number. Also spotted – their popular Workshop Denim and the ever-present camo print, giving things a contemporary touch
A great pair of hardy boots from the outdoors footwear experts at Russell Moccassin for the outdoor accessory experts at Filson . The 8″ breathable PH Boot uses water-repellent rugged twill and leather across Russell’s classic Birdshooter style, sealing the seams and adding a tough Vibram sole and padded collar for comfort. Available in Filson’s trademark Otter Green or Tan, another ‘just makes sense’ collaboration from two American brands.
British label Dobson move onto their second season, once again focusing purely on the overshirt and work jacket. Central to the Spring/Summer 2015 collection, a “paper aeroplane security print” applied to Egyptian cotton, semi-invisible similar to anti-counterfeit watermarks. Boxy ’50s cuts continue, from lightweight patch pocket shirts to cropped jackets, all formed from luxury suiting woven in European mills.
As the new and properly fantastic issue of FANTASTIC MAN is at the printer, we’re taking a month off to relax and stretch and we hope readers will do the same. Today: the second part of yesterday’s CAT AND COW/CAMEL POSE.
Meshable is the latest entry to the world of simple flat-faced wristwatches. As the name suggests, the Düsseldorf, Germany-based watchmaker is fond of mesh, constructing their watches using PVD coated stainless cases and casebacks that compliment similar PVD coated stainless steel mesh straps
Wrap it up, Koala Scientists have been helping Koalas clear up their chlamydia with ultra violet light. Why?
Josh Brolin belongs in Sin City. The actor savors Frank Miller’s lyrical, hard-boiled dialogue as if he’d been speaking that way from the cradle and will be taking that language to the grave. Brolin takes over for Clive Owen to play Dwight in the title story of the Sin City sequel, A Dame To Kill For
Throttling is a term that has snuck up on laypeople all of a sudden, particularly applying to how mobile data is delivered. Rather than just cutting users off altogether once a certain usage level is reached, carriers far and wide are instead putting a chokehold on the speed at which data is delivered. In other words, those who consume too much lightning-fast LTE data may find their emails loading much slower until the next billing cycle
There’s something about leather. Perhaps it’s its versatility, timelessness, or the way it gains character after years of use and abuse. Whatever it is, leather has always been linked to adventure and the outdoors
Youthful innovation abounds in Sissi Goetze’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection. This season the Central Saint Martins alumnus teamed up with illustrator Antonio Stella to present her very first printed shirts. Stella in turn called on subdued floral motifs meant to bring to mind the classic, easy-going feel the of Mediterranean lifestyle.
Some of the most original and exciting programming today is first written and produced for the web. If this trend has passed you by, here are five comedy web series to get you up to speed. ..
Club Monaco open their first men’s shop in the UK on Redchurch Street, Shoreditch. Joining a roster of premium brands like Opening Ceremony , A.P.C. and Aesop in the area, the CM store is located inside a former gun and rifle manufacturer, decorated with actual gun making tools found on the site.
Many of you have asked over the years why I haven’t switched over from Blogspot to a real website. Three months after I created Habitually Chic in July 2007, someone bought the domain www.habituallychic.com. I didn’t even realize it was something I needed to do when I started the blog and is why I later had to trademark the name. It was always my intention to regain control of the domain name but I was sidetracked by my book and other projects. When the domain option of .LUXURY debuted, it sounded the perfect opportunity for Habitually Chic which is often described as a luxury lifestyle site. I could go from being behind the times to being ahead of them. I would also be in the company of many of the luxury brands I feature on the blog.
London Underground clothing project Roundel serves up four print accessories flaunting the jacquard weave pattern, famous for it’s presence on the Tube’s moquette upholstery around England’s capital. Using the familiar Misha Black 1978 District Line geometric pattern, your options include a small or large pouch, card holder and a wallet, Roundel paying attention to quality with 100% leather construction, debossed Roundel logos, gold zips and poppers
Homeware and design site TRNK have fast made a name for themselves, not only for their smart interior picks but also their beautifully captured home visits. This time round we get a look inside the abode of Frank Muytjens , J.Crew ‘s head of men’s design, travelling to his second home in Hillsdale, upstate NY
Danish artist Olafur Eliasson creates an incredible sitespecific installation for his solo exhibition at Denmark’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art “that reverses the relation between nature and art.” Bringing the outside in, the entire South Wing of the museum has been turned into a rocky landscape, the piece, entitled “Riverbed,” allows visitors to navigate across an uneven terrain inside the clinical environment of your average white wall gallery space. Eliasson describes “what I’m interested in with my work at the Louisiana isn’t really that you experience an object or an artwork.
The Tanner Goods Wilderness Rucksack has to be one of the most beautiful carriers on the market, the perfect combination of solid fabrics and, here it comes, functionality. 18oz. cotton canvas, premium wool felt and Horween Chromexcel leather come together for an old-school style pack “tested from the peaks of the Cascades down to the desert floor of Joshua Tree,” in fact you can see it in motion right here .
Blackbird magazine, Obscura’s motor-obsessed little brother, catch up with craftsman Philip Mitchell on location at Blackbird Heritage Motorworks, Hong Kong.
Following the success of their first seven collaborations, GAP and GQ have decided to go for round eight in their Best New Menswear Designer in America initiative. The competition gives four menswear designers the very rare opportunity to produce an affordable clothing for GAP, with the guidance of GQ . In conjunction with the collection, the collaborative duo has launched a series of videos through Conde Nast entertainment.
When decorating for my clients or for myself, bed and table linens I always put a great dear of emphasis on linens – well chosen linens help to create a unified vision of luxury and elegance. One of my favorite people in the world of couture linens is the impossibly chic Jane Scott Hodges, founder of Leontine Linens .
Kerim Bey, played by Pedro Armendáriz in From Russia with Love , is not only one of the most charismatic characters of the James Bond series, but he is also one of the best-dressed. In a number of scenes he wears a light grey pick-and-pick wool suit, made of different shades of grey for more depth in the cloth than a solid light grey would have.
As the new and properly fantastic issue of FANTASTIC MAN is at the printer, we’re taking a month off to relax and stretch and we hope readers will do the same. Today: the movement that goes by the confusing name of CAT AND COW/CAMEL POSE.
Radheyan Simonpillai sat down with the delightful Jessica Alba who played Nancy Callahan the sultry exotic dancer in Sin City and reprised her role in the latest installment, Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For. Her cowgirl dance from the first movie has now become an almost iconic moment in cinematic history.
Capsule is at the forefront in the menswear trade show scene, not only for offering exposure to a seemingly limitless number of brands, but also for gathering together the most unique in clothing and accessories, whether they are American heritage, made-in-Japan or new emergents from all around the country. For the Spring/Summer 2015 market season, we partnered with Capsule to curate a selection of our favorite items showcased in Las Vegas. We present Capsule Selects, a mini exhibition of the best as picked by our editors at Selectism.
The first date is crucial.
With inspiration from their extensive design archive, Red Wing introduce the Blacksmith boot, a truly classic working man’s boot. Red Wing inform us that this style of shoe became very popular in rural America circa early 1900s — One would wear the boots in the field or workshop back in the day and then polish them up for a night out on town. Versatility at its finest.
Today on The Daily Dispatch, Facebook is adding a sarcasm feature to let people know when a post isn’t serious, sharks are chewing through fiber optic cables in the ocean which carry our precious internet and the face-kini is a new trend in China used to protect their porcelain white faces from the sun. Peter Dinklage Vs
For the sixth installment of our Timekeeping Selects series with Analog/Shift , we bring you a gem in the form of an OMEGA Chronostop ($1,450) , a unique timepiece from 1968 with a bright blue dial and a unique one-minute chronograph. … Read More »
Penguin’s newly revised phrasebook editions contain a plethora of popular expressions and words that serial travelers can call on at any moment. Re-published in 2013 in German, Italian, Spanish and French, each book has been neatly organized for optimal readability, fits perfectly into a standard pocket, and boasts a clean, attractive design. The playful covers include illustrated landmarks, foods, and objects associated with each respective country, as well as the company’s trademark penguin on the covers’ lower right side
WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie ‘s Fall/Winter 2014 was inspired by a Japanese mountain lodge, taking items like woolen blankets, bamboo and rice paper to inspire the textures of their accessories. The color palette is earthy, with blue, seaweed green and smoky gray on folios, backpacks and more. This season, the Canadian label introduce their signature backpack in all leather, as well as more playful patterns from their ongoing collaboration with Liberty Art Fabrics
At 36mm, the JPT-PW36 is the smallest watch Tsovet makes. It proves an important point: that smaller watches are more worthy than ever. ..
Billykirk is what I would call a foundational brand. When a new menswear store pops up, be it a brick and mortar boutique or an e-comm behemoth, Billykirk’s bags are sure to be available right from the start. In their fifteen years (yes, fifteen) Billykirk has amassed nearly one-hundred stockists, and while that figure is certainly impressive Billykirk hasn’t had a store to call their own until now.
Watches generally hold two positions in movies: they’re either part of the story, or part of the character. In either case, given the right circumstances, movie watches can reach icon status for watch enthusiasts and movie buffs alike.
New York-based Joe Doucet takes away the dour faces of the playing card royal family with this stripped back ‘Minim’ deck that may have you asking your fellow poker players to wash their hands before use. Printed on sustainably harvested cardstock, simple geometric shapes replace the traditional imagery, with the back featuring a single diagonal line instead of the usual intricate pattern
Designer Anika Islam launches denim focused label WÅVEN for Fall/Winter 2014. The brand looks to ”minimalist design, advocating a purist simplicity at its core” taking its cue from Scandinavian design and architecture with a thing for geometry. The affordable label bring together a small selection of easy to wear casuals for its first full men’s and women’s outing, central to the collection, slim denim for those who like that leg-hugging feeling alongside contemporary jersey cuts and fitted shirts in various fabrics and weights in ever-reliable blue
Regular readers may remember Belgian design duo Muller Van Severen from this home and studio tour posted a while back. Here we look at a piece from the Ghent couple, typical of their pared back style
Greg Buntain of prolific design studio Fort Standard takes us on a roadtrip through the stunning landscape of Aspen Colorado just to make us feel even worse about being stuck at the desk. A scenic ride along Independence Pass on a BMW motorcycle, a regular route for Buntain when on the West Coast, he comments “Aspen is always an exciting place to arrive, and a difficult place to leave.” One of those ‘Man meets Wilderness with a emotional soundtrack’ kind of films, a couple of minutes of escape from Mr Porter and Belstaff .
Jared Leto / Daily Mail Jared Leto was pictured in New York City on 18th August 2014. Jared Leto wore a yellow and blue tie dye / dip dye sweater from The Elder Statesman, and accessorised with a matching red fanny pack. Hippie or trend setting
Autre incroyable vidéo en vue subjective tournée ce week-end lors du meeting de Laguna Seca : Sebastien Tremblay au volant de l’une des trois Mazda 787B de Groupe C qui participa aux 24h du Mans 1991. Celle-ci termina 8e, pour être précis, aux mains de Pierre Dieudonné, Takashi Yorino et Yojiro Terada. Il n’y a pas grand monde sur la piste qui va résister aux 710 ch de son moteur quad-rotor… Et en caméra embarquée
The ’80s and ’90s New York punk scene spreads its influence into much of today’s menswear, Sandro’s Fall 2014 collection the latest to be infected. Reflecting the dark and brooding tones that filled the radio over the two decades, the line utilises a simple palette with a few appearances from graphic marble prints and smarter tweed
Russell Athletic Archive continue to perfect the basics. Here they delve into some sporting history taking classic ringer tees and adding graphics from Rowing and Athletic clubs of the past
When daydreaming of a classic summer road trip vehicle, a pickup truck is not what normally springs to mind — especially a massive 5,800-pound one that gets 17 mpg. However, seeing as the 2014 Toyota Tundra ($26,000+) could haul the space shuttle Endeavor across an LA freeway , I figured it could handle my family, a few bags and nearly 700 miles of road tripping.
The Veilance collection from Vancouver’s Arc’teryx remains quite esoteric in the world of ultra-technical outerwear. With limited distribution, there needs to be a necessary passion on the part of the retailer to educate consumers on Arc ‘s forward innovations. Veilance is some of the best outerwear available today and some of the least understood
Shinola , with the help of photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber , create a set of leashes, collars and pillow beds for man’s best friend.
You can’t build a successful SUV today without incorporating comforts like leather and DVD players alongside trail-dominating suspension and chunky all-terrain tires. If any car proved this formula was a successful one, it was the car that did it first: the Jeep Wagoneer
L’Agent release the full lookbook for their Fall/Winter 2014 lingerie collection.
J.Crew ‘s much-loved Ludlow suit now has a roomier alternative. The brand release the Crosby, a suit “designed around an athletic fit,” with extra room at the arms, chest and legs for men who need more. Here, the New York Knights rugby team model the new styles, which come in four materials/colors — navy Italian wool, charcoal worsted wool, herringbone windowpane and wool flannel
The Land Rover Defender 110 and the Jeep Grand Wagoneer are two of the finest classic SUVs on the market; both are as capable as they are classy.
Ou Hao / Sina | Versace Fall Winter 2014 Oho Ou Hao [欧豪] attended an event for his new movie ‘Temporary Family’《临时同居》on 17th August 2014 in Hong Kong. The young Chinese actor wore a waxed denim jacket and matching denims from Versace Fall Winter 2014.
Fred Perry deliver this short film offering a window into their Fall 2014 Raf Simons collection. A collaboration which began in 2008, 27 pieces in total will be available. “Haçienda inspired” diagonal stripes appear across polos, sweatshirts and harringtons applied to pockets and as all over graphics.
Tinie Tempah / Source: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images Europe | Jonathan Saunders Spring Summer 2015 Tinie Tempah performed at the V Festival at Hylands Park on 17th August 2014 in Chelmsford, England. Tinie Tempah wore a checked print t-shirt with matching shorts from Jonathan Saunders Spring Summer 2015
The Ace Hotel London, like its brothers and sisters across the globe, continues to diversify and expand. Way before the likes of Sister Ray and Opening Ceremony joined the Shoreditch High Street location, Lovage, a cold-pressed juice bar with a succinct menu and a “food is power” ethos greeted guests with its compact window placed next to the hotel’s main doors.
Opening their a flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York this month, Polo Ralph Lauren launch a campaign video to accompany Fall 2014 from long time collaborator, the one and only Bruce Weber . The ultra preppy wing of the Lauren empire continues along youthful lines, taking tried and tested classic pieces and breaking them down for the kids.
Snow Peak fans looking for the perfect attire to match the brand’s titanium soaked outdoor goods will be pleased to hear about the latest development. Launching October, a full range of clothing for men and women will be available at select retailers, online and at their Portland flagship
Another cleverly styled editorial from the folks at Nepenthes . Here, the smarter side of matters on display in an all Engineered Garments shoot.