Black Magazine's "More News from Somewhere" spread explores styling straight from Australia and New Zealand--lots of beachy summer vibes to make you dream of vacationing somewhere sublime. Zambesi and Vanishing Elephant, Stolen Girlfriends Club make the grade for this romantically-inclined shoot of frothy whites and layers. [via the fashionisto]
This special bag is one classic piece that you'll find extremely useful for years to come. Belgian luxury goods label Delvaux teamed up with Monocle to develop a bag complete with a special slot region to slip in your newspaper. Woven Toile de Cuir and Basane leather lining create a bag that's basically unforgettable. [via limited hype]
Prim and proper were the inspirational words of the day when Jonathan Frantini photographed the Vita Nova editorial for Italian GQ. A somewhat dark and serious vibe contrasted with clean pieces like covered-placket coats and plain button-downs with trousers. A welcome dose of wool rounded things off and completed the editorial's make-believe countryside closet. [via modeman]
Shoes to give you shivers: the throw-back Flyers pictured are part of the Spring 2010 collection, where these traditional shoes get a nudge into a new decade with some vintage spark. Americana (and the 70 years that these guys have been in business) plays a big part in the PF Flyers Rambler Hi, with lots of '40s detailing. Fine-weave canvas and hash marks make these a high or low-top must-add to...
Cowboys used to wear these vests in the '60s and '70s, and the ones here are modeled after the real deal. Featuring rough and tough horse hide in the upper yoke region, this down-filled item is extremely high-quality and solidly multi-season (early spring, fall, early winter, depending on your location). Embossed buttons are reinforced to last longer. [via selectism]
Old-school lickable stamps jazzed up a pair of heavy Our Legacy boots, snapped by Klang and making the rounds. At first, we thought why not? until we saw that the paper stamps were "artfully" peeling off. Unless you're pro-shellacking these on, you're going to have to hit the desert to avoid problems with moisture-related peeling. A great conceptual piece that might do better on the...
Ronnie Fieg's "Cookie" collab with Polo Ralph Lauren Footwear produced a shoe so good it's almost worth fighting over, if that weren't so anti-holiday spirit. Shot by Pj Monte, the lookbook photoshoot gathered together some of Ronnie Fieg's most interesting and influential friends to model the boot. Available now. [via high snobiety]
You can't have enough classic jackets, and that includes moto ones. The Victim Rider is molded from nubuck leather, and while it might be simple, it's one of those pieces that could very well stick around for a decade (or longer) if you give it the right care. Talon zips throughout, and a slightly slim fit. [via hypebeast]
A little bit drifter and a little bit downtown bad boy, Mishka's holiday lookbook has us looking forward to shopping again, despite Black Friday meltdowns and now not-quite-buttoning pants. Photographer Marley Kate captured lots of hunting-inspired jackets on the shoot, but balanced things out with holiday sweaters (possibly a little on the charmingly ugly side), toggle coats, and wool hats....
Red, white, and blue has a tendency to turn out a little too theme-y if you don't play your cards right... this Saga Lova S/S 2010 collection, "Double Trouble," is a genius way to work the colors next summer. Primary red and blue plus white meet up with light blue and turquoise for a fresh look for heatwaves. If you want winter to speed by, raise your hand. [via modeman]
Want Les Essentiels has definitely carved itself a neat place in our accessories essentials list (ironic, non?). Selectism took a look at their exquisite production process when developing the perfect satchel, and-- just as we thought-- it's rather painstaking. Using "organic" inspiration, the Les Essentiels team develops their pieces through sample tweaks until they reach the "gold sample,"...
Thick vinyl looks almost like pudding skin or licorice in FURNI's collaboration with Toddland, and vegan-friendly accessories are never frowned upon, especially when they look sumptuous and vintage-inspired. This flannel-lined bag gives books a cozy ride, but there are only 100 of these available. Numbered series. [via limited hype]
TRIWA's watches are bright and unique--perfect for the accessories guy who likes his wristwatches clean and modern, but with enough attention-getting oomph to stand out from the rest of the bunch. The Holiday '09 collection, pictured here, offers both matchable (black) and stand-alone (green) options. [via high snobiety]
Interpretations of the Chuck Taylor come fast and furious every year, but we're not complaining. These particular shoes have been realized by Terence Koh as part of the 1HUND(RED) Chuck Taylor series, and they still retain a classic look despite quite a few changes in the shoes, like seam and stitching alterations. Available now in a worldwide release, these are described by Koh as retaining the...
Instinct magazine's editorial with models Sean Harju and Thiago Santos highlights a few of our favorite cold-weather looks of the season, including puffier jackets with plenty of fit and retro-ish, attractive tweed coats with the trimmings of a bygone age. It's a grab bag, exquisitely styled, and all will suit the enthusiastic cold-weather dresser just perfectly. [via modeman]
Japan's Boldstar grey/grey colorways are found in both chukka and low-cut options, and you can't go wrong with this winter/fall pick. While these might not be as grime-proof as heavy-duty leather chukkas in brown or black, you'll find (or make) plenty of scenarios in which to wear these somewhat futuristic shoes. Word has it that more colorways will be following. [via definitive touch]
Graz Mulcahy collaborated with Chronicles of Never on some daring shades that are classic enough to stick in your repertoire and keep on moving. Vintage inspiration and a mod-like flattened frame effect make these stunning shade versions stand out. A great example of well-done tortoiseshell, but with rather limited availability. Snatch 'em while you can. [via selectism]
Acquired taste, yes, but no less amazing because of it. The Pierre Hardy "Colorama" Sneakers employ graphic lines paired with kaleidoscope colorways for an extremely daring shoe. Available in both a men's and women's version, these will make the kick freak smile and the collector scream. The Colorama is available in just 500 LE pairs worldwide. [via limited hype]
Some pieces were definitely more buttoned-up for the Brothers Spring/Summer 2010 collection, but we weren't too worried that there wouldn't be more relaxed styles available as well: it's pretty much a given with breezy spring separates. Enter the checks and plaids (plus shoulder-tied sweaters) for your summertime enjoyment. [via modeman]
Undercover lines for outerwear make this spring 2010 preview an exciting one. Whether or not you put on a pair of futuristic shades and trek around the bog is up to you, because Designer Jun Takahashi's elongated silhouettes and sleek lines will look good on city streets, too. Slightly weathered fabrics make this preview especially interesting. [via the fashionisto]