Road to (capsule) | A Moment with Onia’s Carl Cunow

Road to (capsule) | A Moment with Onia's Carl Cunow

Road to (capsule) is a Por Homme exclusive, made possible by the good folks behind the (capsule) tradeshow, and of course, the person(s) being interviewed. We ask each designer a few questions that help to give us — as fans, readers, observers, whatever — a better understanding of what makes these gifted individuals tick. The questions are fairly uniform, but as you’ll see, the answers are far from that. The (capsule) show invades New York July 18th and 19th, giving viewers first looks at Spring/Summer 2012 collections from the industry’s most reputable men’s labels.

We’re just days away from (capsule) New York and we were fortunate enough to sit down with Onia‘s Carl Cunow. The man’s an experienced vet of the menswear industry (more on that below) and with the help of his small team, he’s been able to really offer a swimwear brand that’s a cut above the rest. I personally stopped by their showroom not too long ago and I was really able to see why Onia is growing at an unstoppable pace. Carl’s a gifted talent and he’s shown that his brand is here to stay. Check out what he had to say as he and his team get ready for (capsule) New York.

Alden Longwing Blucher in Light Brown Eclipse

Alden Longwing Blucher in Light Brown Eclipse

Toronto’s Nomad has taken stock of a few styles from Alden including their iconic Longwing Bluchers in a light brown Eclipse leather shell and constructed on the New England brand’s Barrie last. They’re leather lined and feature a Goodyear welt design as well as double leather soles with a rubber dovetail in the heel for added durability and longevity.

All Alden shoes also carry a tempered steel shank which provides maximum shape & support unique to all of Alden’s shoes. Waxed laces & shoe bags included.

Commuter by Levi’s 511 Skinny Jeans

Commuter by Levi's 511 Skinny Jeans

Commuter by Levi’s delivers clothing designed and optimized specifically for the needs of urban commuter cyclists. Levi’s stores will be getting product from the line this week including a pair of 511’s and Trucker Commuter products. The pieces look to enhance performance and safety while still maintaining the brand’s reputation for being durable and simply timeless. The 511 Commuter (shown above) features fabric and a construction that looks to enhance mobility and durability and still protect cyclists on their daily commute. Look for these jeans in a full-length and cropped version in both denim and non-denim fabrics.

Introducing | Cherchbi Fall/Winter 2011

Introducing | Cherchbi Fall/Winter 2011

Cherchbi is set to launch a line of well-made bags for the upcoming Fall 2011 season. The brand’s looking to deliver an array of product but they’re starting things off proper with these bags fitted with tweed shells. Oh, and it’s not your ordinary tweed, folks. These guys have managed to copyright their own tweed, named Herwyck No. 10, exclusively for the label. It’s waterproof and is dropped at 13 different styles. (via Selectism)

Closer Look | Wings + Horns Fall/Winter 2011 Sneakers

Closer Look | Wings + Horns Fall/Winter 2011 Sneakers

We’re still a little ways off from the fall season officially kicking off but Roden Gray’s some F/W 2011 gear for pre-order, including a large dose of sneakers from Wings + Horns. We spied about seven different styles, a few of which coming in camel-colored suede shells contrasting white soles. The four high-top styles features silver zippers on the side.

Behind the Scenes | Prada Fall/Winter 2011 Photo Shoot Video

Behind the Scenes | Prada Fall/Winter 2011 Photo Shoot Video

Tobey Maguire will be featured in next season’s ad campaigns for Prada but here’s a behind-the-scenes video from the photo shoot which took place not too long ago. Look for the label’s finest pieces to be on display throughout including their footwear and suiting. This video allows us to get a feel for all that goes on before the final result is displayed to us in various publications and mediums.

Making Of | Leica Lenses Video

Making Of | Leica Lenses Video

Every Leica lens is hand-crafted and goes through meticulous manufacturing processes to uphold the quality and precision that Leica defines and customers have come to expect. In the age where technology almost inevitably means mass manufacturing, Leica products are still made with exacting precision by the hands of highly-trained technicians.

This video gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the craftsmanship and making of Leica lenses in the production facilities of Leica Camera AG.

Drakes London Horn Accessories

Drakes London Horn Accessories

From Drakes comes a small line of accessories made from Nigerian ox horn and meticulously polished with fine sand to a softly gleaming finish. The range includes a boar bristle clothes brush, round toothed comb, shoe brush with leather strap handle, a dish made from a single piece of horn and a beautiful Stag handle shoe horn made by hand with a Scottish red stag handle made from antlers which are naturally shed after the rutting season. All pieces are made in England and bear the Drakes logo.

They’re available now at Drakes London.

Tenue de Nîmes x Converse Indigo-dyed Chuck Taylors

Tenue de Nîmes x Converse Indigo-dyed Chuck Taylors

Tenue de Nîmes is launching a collection of special, hand-dyed, natural indigo, customized Converse Chuck Taylor All Star shoes that will be released during Amsterdam Fashion Week this summer. On July 15th Tenue de Nîmes will host a ‘Down-Town’ event in their Amsterdam-based store to celebrate the release of this limited edition shoe. Tenue de Nîmes asked the legendary denim experts, the Manabe family from Okoyama in Japan, owners of the Momotaro brand and Rampuya dyeing factory, if they would be able to indigo-dye a limited amount of 50 pairs and Mr. Manabe gracefully obliged.

Left Field NYC | Red Mock Skull Polo

Left Field NYC | Red Mock Skull Polo

From Left Field comes a great lineup of well-fitting polos. The styles are actually really well-done with contrasting collars and our favorite happens to be this one in a salmon-like shell and Liberty of London floral print lining. The genuine Mother of Pearl buttoning and the Left Field skull logo embroidered on the chest really top this one off.