A.P.C. x Retrosuperfuture for Spring 2013

A.P.C. x Retrosuperfuture for Spring 2013

A.P.C. and Retrosuperfuture recently teamed up to make a few pieces that are all about quality and delivering them at the best possible price rather than over-the-top branding. The limited edition glasses are for both men and women, with the shell’s being composed of 100% Italian acetate with Carl Zeiss engineered lenses, and entirely hand-made in Italy.

All silhouettes were designed by A.P.C. to work back to the Spring / Summer ’13 collection and are available at A.P.C. stores and select retailers worldwide as well as A.P.C.’s online store.

Hermès Atmos Clock by Jaeger-LeCoultre

Hermès Atmos Clock by Jaeger-LeCoultre

Hodinkee has turned us to the latest iteration of the legendary Atmos clock from Jaeger-LeCoultre. This time around, Jaeger is collaborating with Hermès for the desk clocks. Atmos clocks of the past need no winding or battery. They’re powered by a gas-fueled mechanism that leads to the balance wheel beating just twice per minute, instead of the few hundred you’ll find in a wristwatch’s movement. And now, this latest creation mates the Swizz watchmaker with French fashion house Hermès. The relationship between the two dates back to the 1920s but was a halted in the 1970s when Hermès began making all their timepieces in house.

Les Cristalleries de Saint-Louis, the famous glassblowers, created a special double layer glass dome so complicated to produced that only the six most talented glassblowers at the firm were capable of completing the process. The air-blown dome is cut to reveal transparent pearl-like beads, and then polished to create subtle light effects. The entire dome is lined with white enamel. Magnificent. The 276 x 276 x 272 mm clock weights over 10kg and the dotted exterior allows for viewing of the incredible JLC caliber 560a Atmos movement.

This piece of work is filled with endless detailing and so sophisticated that we’re surprised that the limited quantity number is 176. It’s priced at roughly $39,000 USD.

Tenue de Nîmes x Rogue Territory Broken Twill Jeans

Tenue de Nîmes x Rogue Territory Broken Twill Jeans

A collaboration we feel long overdue, LA denim brand Rogue Territory teamed up with Amsterdam outpost Tenue de Nîmes for a pair of jeans that pay homage to denim legend Wrangler. The jeans are based on the ‘Stanton’ slim-straight fit and are made from a 14oz ‘broken-twill’ from Cone Mills with a ‘double out seam’: two of the most important characteristics of the old Wrangler cowboy jeans. Broken Twill’s a denim weave that’s seldom used these days but the fabric breaks in very nicely and it’s a shame we don’t see more of it. It was originally developed by Wrangler as a solution for the natural habit of a yarn to twist and the thereafter ‘twisting legs’ of jeans.

Shop the collaboration at TdN.

Saturdays NYC x colette Spring 2013 Collection

Saturdays NYC x colette Spring 2013 Collection

Saturdays Surf NYC has teamed up with French retailer colette for a collaboration that injects Saturdays’ clean and function aesthetic with colette’s sense of whimsy playfulness. The end result is a unisex lineup comprised of accessories, printed tee shirts and board shorts, all adorning both colette’s signature blue spheres and Saturdays’ slash logo. Each piece traverses the lifestyles of a Parisian cultural insider and a dynamic New York professional with a penchant for surfing.

We’ve been fans of colette in Paris for a long time. We jumped at the opportunity to collaborate on a capsule collection for this spring. We produced a unique print based on the colors and shapes in our
brands and the Saturdays classic silhouettes.

Together the designers have created a line that is sleek and style forward, yet still suggestive of the humorous and energetic lifestyle these brands embody. The Saturdays x colette collaboration is available now exclusively at colette and Saturdays locations, as well as Saturdays online.

Ronnie Fieg x Grenson 2013 Footwear Collection

Ronnie Fieg x Grenson 2013 Footwear Collection

Ronnie Fieg continues to inspire, this time dropping a capsule collection alongside one of the UK’s finest footwear makers, Grenson. The boots in the lineup utilize premium leathers Grenson hasn’t used in their line and are offered up in colorways that are classic but will still turn heads and leave a mark.

The new Spike V and Fred V are re-worked in premium waxed/burnished grey leathers while below sits a durable Vibram sole. The Spike duck boot features a two-toned design marked with its ridged toe and smooth upper body, while the Fred complements any outfit with its sleek brogue detailing. The added red leather heel spike is a welcomed detail that contrasts effortlessly with the black shells while letting people know this isn’t just an ordinary Grenson.

The Ronnie Fieg for Grenson collection is available in limited quantities through KITH.

Todd Snyder x Champion ‘City Gym’ Collection

Todd Snyder x Champion 'City Gym' Collection

Next week, Todd Snyder and Champion will be showcasing their Fall/Winter 2013 collaborative effort at PROJECT NY. The men’s sportswear line, entitled “City Gym”, is inspired by archival Champion pieces and vintage photos from the New York Athletic Club. Snyder designed the collection in partnership with Champion’s Chief Design Officer, Ned Munroe, and Design Director, Joanne Sessler. The lineup blends the best styles and fabrics from Champion’s vast archive of sales catalogs with Snyder’s love of classic American tailoring. The end result is a collaboration that sees the designer add a modern aesthetic to archived Champion’s apparel and shedding light on the authenticity and quality of the American brand.

Herschel Supply Co. x New Balance Shoe Collection

Herschel Supply Co. x New Balance Shoe Collection

Herschel Supply Co. & New Balance have teamed up for a collection consisting of both bags and shoes. We’ve got looks at the trainers first, which showcase some welcomed detailings to New Balance’s iconic 420 running shoe and H710 hiking boot. Look for Herschel’s signature lining to be found on the inside of each shoe as well as custom branding on the tongues and insole. Look for the goods to hit select retailers in the weeks ahead.

adidas Originals x Brooklyn Nets Capsule Collection

adidas Originals x Brooklyn Nets Capsule Collection

The Brooklyn Nets and adidas Originals have teamed up for a premium capsule collection in celebration of the Nets finding a new home and vision. Featured in the line up is a wool jacket, t-shirt, crewneck, a custom USB drive, as well as a limited edition Schott x Kith Brooklyn carryall duffel. The details are immense and the best part is that all proceeds from the limited edition sports bag will go directly to helping Hurricane Sandy victims.

Sunspel x Postalco Accessories

Sunspel x Postalco Accessories

British brand Sunspel has collaborated with Postalco to produce a limited edition collection of notebooks, wallets and cardholders. The inspiration behind the offerings is a prototype fabric sketch conceived by a Sunspel technician in the 1950s. All pieces were handcrafted in Japan, where Postalco is now based.

Available through Sunspel.com, the card holder retails for $217, notebook for $82.60 and the wallet for $273.

Nigel Cabourn x Eddie Bauer Capsule Collection

Nigel Cabourn x Eddie Bauer F/W 2012 Capsule Collection

Nigel Cabourn and Eddie Bauer have teamed up once again, this time bringing us more inspiration from Eddie Bauer’s historical archives. The American brand has an immense warehouse of designs and Mr. Cabourn was able to swift through to find some amazing fabrics and classic designs that we’re really glad to see come to fruition. Beyond the archives, the collection is also inspired by vintage hunting and fishing styles, something that’s quite prevalent throughout the offerings. Quilted coats, waxed cotton vests with fur lined detachable hoods, and down filled parkas are all designed and constructed with the uncompromising quality that has become synonymous with the Nigel Cabourn brand (consider that the down filled parkas are stuffed by hand and require more than five hours of production work to complete each garment). Winter, here we come. The pieces are available now at Roden Gray. More shots below.

GQ for Gap | Best New Menswear Designers in America 2012 Video

GQ for Gap | Best New Menswear Designers in America 2012 Video

GQ’s 2012 Best New Menswear Designers in America have been tapped to craft capsule collections with American giant Gap and we’ve now got first looks at the offerings. Ian Velardi, Todd Snyder, Saturdays Surf, BLK DNM, Ovadia & Sons, and Mark McNairy New Amsterdam will drop their own offerings for this limited-edition drop that’s set to release on September 27th. Look for the collection at select Gap stores and Gap.com. Video preview below.