A Look at How Persol Sunglasses are Made

Persol shares the manufacturing process of the brand’s sunglasses. The 98-year old eyewear manufacturer has all its products handmade in Italy in a process that involves turning raw material into each pair of classic-styled frames.  So much care has been...

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Greats Wooster Parabellum

Greats has partnered with American-made accessories brand Parabellum for a rework of their Wooster slip-on sneaker. The upper features Parabellum's signature Bison leather in white and an Italian Margom sole. There's soft full grain vachetta calf leather lining and as...

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Greats Royale in Suede

Very few brands are shaking up the industry like Brooklyn-based Greats is. They've managed to crank out some really timeless sneaker designs and offer them up at prices so affordable, most buyers don't have to think twice. They're trading profits...

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hard graft Trip Case & Notebook

From hard graft comes a classic notebook that's coupled with a leather case for all your office supplies. Premium vegetable tanned Italian leather is used to make the removable leather case. It's partially lined with rich Italian wool felt and...

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Closer Look | Herno Outerwear

Italy's Herno has been a private label producer of outerwear for some big names over the years since its inception in 1948, including Ralph Lauren, Jil Sander, Armani, Prada, Hermes, and Louis Vuitton. ACL now gives us a closer look...

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n.d.c. made by hand Fall/Winter 2013 Camouflage Collection

n.d.c. made by hand Fall/Winter 2013 Camouflage Collection

From n.d.c. made by hand comes a look at a limited edition camouflage release for the upcoming Fall 2013 season. The lineup ranges from the brand’s footwear offerings to leather goods and accessories. The Burford boot features double-stitched Blake construction and an upper with Tuscan ‘camouflage’ suede with vegetal-tanned leather details. Other standouts from the collection include n.d.c’s classic card and passport holders made with camouflage-printed calf-leather. The B10 is a day-bag that features newspaper side-straps and a removable shoulder strap and is made with camouflage-printed calf-suede & leather from Tuscany.

Look for the offerings to be available in the months ahead through n.d.c. stores in Paris, Berlin & Brussels as well as selected stockists worldwide.

J.Crew ‘Holy Jackets’ Video

J.Crew 'Holy Jackets' Video

J.Crew, as part of their J.Crew on Film series, recently took a trip to one of the storied Italian mills that produces fabric for our Ludlow suit. The team traveled to Italy’s Vitale Barberis Canonico mill to learn how the intersection of family, tradition and passion creates a suiting fabric tailor-made for the J.Crew’s iconic Ludlow suit. The film highlights the American brand’s appreciation for design, quality, heritage, artistry and the people who bring their designs to life.

Check out the video below in which Francesco Barberis Canonico, the charismatic scion of this family business, provides narration. The full story can be found on J.Crew.

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.