Del Toro 2013 Made in Italy Accessories

Del Toro 2013 Made in Italy Accessories

Del Toro looks to expand their current offerings from primarily footwear and accessories such as belts and hats to include fine handmade Italian leather and suede goods. Amongst the latest drops is a Weekender Bag made from brown pebbled Nappa leather with camo perforated suede details and cobalt suede lining as well as a small wallet, card holder and toiletry case.

The items can be had now through Del Toro and other select stockists internationally.

Android Homme ‘Made in Italy’ Collection

Android Homme 'Made in Italy' Collection

We first covered Android Homme a short-while back when we had the opportunity to meet the founder and designer of the LA-based brand, Javier Laval. When you can see the passion and confidence in a person’s eyes, you’re automatically drawn to the them and that’s what happened with Javier. Now, with the release of the brand’s Made in Italy collection, he’s really got our attention. “I wanted to offer our customers the joy of owning a beautifully designed, authentic product from Italy for under $300,” said Laval. The lineup features a few different styles in both high-top and low-top variations. The pieces are everything you’d expect when each pair is hand made by a small family of cobblers on the Adriatic coast of Italy. The use of hand treated leathers, vegetable tanned leathers, 3M pull tabs, laser etched eyerows, and incomparable comfort is what sets this collection apart.

Shop the Made in Italy Collection exclusively through Android Homme.

Introducing | Drake’s For HODINKEE Limited Edition Tie Collection

Introducing | Drake's For HODINKEE Limited Edition Tie Collection

On their way to watch-world domination, seems the folks at HODINKEE have scheduled a few stops. They’ve already gone through an amazing site redesign and even launched an in-house line of hand-made Italian straps, pouches, and travel rolls. Now, they’ve teamed up with London’s Drake’s to create a limited edition tie collection inspired by two of HODINKEE founder Ben Clymer’s favorite watches. Drake’s of London is the pinnacle of men’s neckwear and accessories for as long as even my father can remember. Today is truly a momentous day, friends. These knit ties are woven with the highest quality silk yarn in the world, and the dots are hand-sewn with silk thread. No two ties are the same.

Aoúd Jewelry

Aoúd Jewelry

From Italy-based aoúd comes an exceptional line of men’s jewelry. The label is does an amazing job blending natural stones in an array of finishes with silver and brass pendants, with seeds and coloured tassels of fabric. There’s a really ancient feel to the pieces with much symbolism and infusion of various cultures to come to very unique designs. We had the opportunity to try one of aoúd‘s pieces and we have to say the detail and craftsmanship is everything we expected and more. The look and feel of the necklaces are masculine and wearable and we’re really glad to see the label begin to pick up stockists in the United States. More looks at the collection below.

Brunello Cucinelli Pochettes

Brunello Cucinelli Pochettes for Fall/Winter 2012

While Pitti is taking place in Florence, some of retailers are giving us the opportunity to grab some Fall 2012 offerings a bit early. Frans Boone has taken stock of a ton of Pre-fall product, including a heavy dose of Brunello Cucinelli. Though the offerings are vast, we’ve really taken a liking to these wool, cashmere, and cotton pochettes from the Italian label. A few solid ones with contrasting trimmings as well as two of the polka dot print variety, the pieces are equal parts modern and elegant. Purchase them now through Frans Boone.

Now Open | HODINKEE Shop

Now Open | HODINKEE Shop Italian Leather Watch Accessories

Here’s an exclusive full look at wristwatch magazine HODINKEE‘s online shop that’s set to launch tomorrow. The online publication has always had an eye for amazing content and Ben & company’s taste for fine product in the space is unparalleled as well. With this being their first foray into retail, they’ve really got it right — delivering hand-made luxury timepiece accessories through a clean, easy-to-navigate portal. The HODINKEE shop includes over fifteen different styles of hand-made leather and suede accessories including straps, single watch travel pouches, and six watch travel rolls. The time dedicated to each item is extensive as a single artisan in the Tuscany region of Italy crafts them hand individually, making each strap, roll, and pouch completely unique.

HODINKEE straps are available in smooth leather, textured leather, and suede, and in a variety of colors. Included in the HODINKEE strap collection is the first suede camouflage strap ($165), as well as a suede camouflage travel pouch ($55). HODINKEE straps were designed with the great sport watches of the 1960s and 70s in mind, but fit perfectly on any wristwatch. Can’t wait until tomorrow? Access the HODINKEE shop now and get a head start.

Isaia ‘Aqua Cashmere’ Doubleface Blazer

Isaia 'Aqua Cashmere' Doubleface Blazer

One of the finest blazers we’ve seen for the fall comes from Isaia. Dubbed the Doubleface “Aqua Cashmere” blazer, this two-button masterpiece is “exquisitely tailored in the Italian tradition” and has all the proper detailings we’ve come to expect from the Neapolitan master.

From Napoli | Salvatore Piccolo Spring/Summer 2012 Preview

From Napoli | Salvatore Piccolo Spring/Summer 2012 Preview

Michael Williams over at ACL has been dropping Italian gem after gem as of late. Here, he gives us a preview of what to expect from Napoli’s Salvatore Piccolo and the designer’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Piccolo’s known for making hand made shirts for an impressive clientele across Europe, the U.S. and Japan, but he also makes a small collection of OTR shirts and ties in his factory in Napoli.

The Want | Gucci Leather Shirt Case

The Want | Gucci Leather Shirt Case

Gucci has this leather shirt case that we’re really digging. It’s one of those accessories you thought you didn’t need until you came across it, but now you won’t be able to travel without one. It’s designed to keep your shirts in order and ready to go and will be perfect for your next weekend getaway where luggage space is limited. It measures in at 10″ x 15″, so it’s definitely as portable as it is refined.

Isaia Napoli Factory for ACL Made in Italy Tour

Isaia Napoli Factory for ACL Made in Italy Tour

MW drops the third installment in ACL’s Made in Italy Tour, this time giving us a look inside the workspace of Isaia located on the outskirts of Napoli. Isaia is a family-run business as it was founded in 1957 by Enrico Isaia and is now helmed by the designer’s grandson Gianluca Isaia. The majority of folks that work in production are second or third generation tailors, with the craft being in their blood. As for the factory, it’s a two-story building that’s “tucked away in an unmarked alley with a large gate.”

Maison Martin Margiela 11 Leather Tote Bag

Maison Martin Margiela 11 Leather Tote Bag

This tote bag from Maison Martin Margiela is part of the label’s autumn/winter pre-collection and features a soft tan leather shell that’s textured and supple. The simplistic design is what actually sets the bag apart. The two carry handles, front pocket and signature Margiela quad stitch pattern in white give us more reason to grab this bag before our next trip. The inside features a few handy pockets in several sizes as well as a zipped pocket.