Summer Essential | Howard Yount Garment Dyed Gabardine Pants

Summer Essential | Howard Yount Garment Dyed Gabardine Pants

One of the first questions ask is, “What piece would you say is a must this spring/summer?” Without a doubt every guy should have at least one pair of colorful trousers. Howard Yount utterly dominates this category with their Garment Dyed Cotton Gabardine trousers. Made in Italy, they have a slim straight fit and come in a range of colors with great details. Cop a pair… or two… or three.

The Want | Eties Silk Knots Cufflinks

The Want | Eties Silk Knots Cufflinks

For S/S 2011, Eties drops an array of silk knots for double cuffed shirts. It’s an easy way to add some colour to a formal outfit and the knots can easily be mixed and matched to set the tone. Eties cufflinks are made by braided silk. The best part about Eties aside from the great styles and offerings across all their categories would have to be the pricing. Their product is extremely affordable leaving you with very few other excuses not to give them a shot.

Run of the Mill Spring/Summer 2011 Private Label

Run of the Mill Spring/Summer 2011 Private LabelThe fine folks over at Run of the Mill Shop have been working on an in-house label for quite sometime now and we’re finally getting a chance to see the spring offerings via LAS of Sartorially Inclined. The lineup, though slim, is extremely promising with a double monk strap shoe and two cutaway collar oxford shirts up for grabs.

The double monks are made in Northern Italy and feature a brown calkskin upper with silver rounded buckles. The cutaway oxford is American made and comes in both a blue and white version. This is only the beginning of what we hope to be a successful run for ROTM.

Run of the Mill S/S ‘ 11 is available for pre-order now through the ROTM site.

Made in Italy | Diemme Fall/Winter 2011 at (capsule)

Made in Italy | Diemme Fall/Winter 2011 at (capsule)

While at this year’s (capsule) show, we had the opportunity to check out Diemme’s Fall 2011 collection and have to say it’s really something spectacular. This past winter was more of a soft launch the Italian brand told us, but with the amount of press coverage they received, you’d think otherwise. Well, expect next winter’s lineup to pack more punch and a more robust collection. Diemme will be dropping a line of sneakers to compliment their iconic hiker boots. Furthermore, the hiker boot styles have received some welcomed adjustments but the craftsmanship and detail isn’t lost.

Preview | CAMO Fall/Winter 2011

Preview | CAMO Fall/Winter 2011

Italian label CAMO is a fairly young brand but they’ve really gained some traction over the past few seasons. We’ll have the opportunity to check out their Fall 2011 collection first hand at next week’s (capsule) show but here are some shots from their lookbook for the season. We’re spotting some really great product that’s sure to please their loyal following, us included. (via Selectism)

Rider Boot Co. | Plaintoe Boot in Reverso Calf

Rider Boot Co. | Plaintoe Boot in Reverso Calf

From Rider comes their plaintoe boot in the new ‘Reverso (or Maremma) Calfskin’ from Lo Stivale tannery near Pisa, Italy. Lo Stivale is a 100% vegetable tanning operation and this calf happens to be their signature tannage. The leather’s as rugged and durable as they come these days but don’t think you can’t dress ’em up.

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.

Oxford Collection | Common Projects Wingtip Brogues

Oxford Collection | Common Projects Wingtip Brogues

A few months back, news of Common Projects’ Oxford Collection hit the blogosphere and we’ve been hunting for them ever since. The line features only three styles — a saddle shoe, a plaintoe and a wingtip — with the wingtip brogues being the most difficult to find. We’ve managed to track these beauties down and they’re as flawless as we originally suspected.

The dedication and attention to detail that went into these brogues is unparalleled with the Italian leather upper and sole being damn near impeccable. What really stands out about these shoes has to be the medium brown leather uppers which will continue to age as they are worn.

Texas-based retailer Mortar is one of the few places in the country that has these Common Projects and in extremely limited quantities.

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.

The Want | Fracap Japan Mountaineering Boot

The Want | Fracap Japan Mountaineering Boot

Introducing Fracap, a small company specializing in fine footwear made by hand in a small Italian factory and only available to the Japanese market. One of their most popular shoes is the Mountaineering boot, and this variation happens to be one of our favorites. It’s made of heavy duty brown leather that’s made from grainy leather and padded inside for extra comfort. The soles are extra thick and stitched, while the boots lace with contrasting scarlet laces through 5 d-rings and two hooks.

Oki-Ni actually got these guys to put this boot into production for them, giving us access to something that’s been reserved for the Japanese market in the past. The Mountaineering boot will be released on December 10th, but it’s available for pre-order now.