Alexander Olch Spring/Summer 2011 Lookbook

Alexander Olch Spring/Summer 2011 Lookbook

New York-based designer Alexander Olch has been dropping amazing neckwear for quite sometime now and his Spring 2011 collection is no different. He’s bringing in an array of fabrics into the mix including some raw silk, while the product range is still solid with neckties, bowties, suspenders, and pocket rounds some of the few pieces you’ll see featuring these fabrics.

Made in Italy | Calabrese Travel Accessories

Made in Italy | Calabrese Travel Accessories

Right in time for the holidays, we got turned to some amazing travel goods from old Italian luggage specialist Calabrese. The brand’s delivering an iPad case, laptop case, their Gajola washbag as well as some zip wallets, some of which are exclusive to The Garbstore. The Centino zip wallet comes in four finishes (two exclusive to Garbstore) and each colour is lined with cream leather and has a zip fastening with leather pull. All other accessories come in two finishes as well so there’s plenty of variety here.

Head to Garbstore to check out all the offerings, and some of our favorites are after the jump.

Bedouin Janissary Laptop Tote

Bedouin Janissary Laptop Tote

The color combination on this laptop tote stood out to us immediately but what’s more appealing is the fabric itself. England’s Bedouin utilized English Waxed Canvas for the shell of this bag while the detailing and leather straps are all made of naturally tanned European leather. The interior boasts hand printed lining as well as two small internal compartments and one larger internal compartment.

Altadena Works Oak Leaf Horween 802 Rucksack

Altadena Works Oak Leaf Horween 802 Rucksack

We’ve covered the 802 Rucksack from Altadena Works in the past but really feel this finish deserves some undivided attention. For the fall, we think it’s a great colorway and given the drastic changes in weather we’ve been seeing as of late, this rucksack can stand up to it all. It’s made of heavyweight, water repellent Canvas Duck and detailed with Horween Chromexcel leather for added durability. You can see in the image above (image via Edwin Hu) that it breaks in real nice as well. The shoulder straps are constructed of smooth seat belt webbing with wool felt stitched between the two layers for added comfort.

The Return | Oliver Peoples’ O’Malley Glasses

California's finest eyewear maker, Oliver Peoples, is reissuing one of the brand's most iconic glasses. The O'Malley frames was worn by Christian Bale in American Psycho back in the eighties but now the shades are returning in a limited edition...

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Tenue de Nîmes x London Undercover Denim Umbrella

Amsterdam's Tenue de Nîmes has teamed up with London Undercover for this special denim umbrella. The collaboration delivers a timeless classic with a much welcomed modern touch. It's made with an industrial strength traditional frame of natural beech woodwork...

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Winter Essential | Borsalino ‘Legionnaire’ Hat

Winter Essential | Borsalino 'Legionnaire' Hat

There are plenty of ways to stay warm during the winter but Borsalino’s line of headwear happens to be one of the most durable and versatile. Their Legionnaire hat is a prime example of this as it’s as warm as it is functional. The hat features fold down ear flaps & a short bill, and is made from a heather wool mix fabric.

Ralph Lauren Sporting Watch With Elm Burl Wood Dial

The Ralph Lauren Sporting Watch With Elm Burl Wood Dial

We ourselves take inspiration from our environment and the many things around us and I bet if one of my most-prized possessions was a 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic coupe, my creative juices would consistently flow like the Nile. The good folks at Hodinkee have an exclusive look at the all-new Ralph Lauren Sporting Watch and boy is it an eye-popper. Much inspiration is pulled from the aforementioned Bugatti 57SC such as the outer dial of the RL Sporting Watch which is made from elm burl, the same type of wood found on the dash of Lauren’s Bugatti. The watch also features a matte black galvanic dial that, just like the gages on the Atlantic coupe, feature Arabic numerals for increased legibility. No detail was spared when crafting this innovative timepiece.

The RL Sporting Watch features a sapphire exhibition caseback allowing full viewing of the RL Caliber RL98295, which happens to be made by IWC. Legit? We think so, but for more information on this timepiece including pricing, head over to Hodinkee.