Norse Projects Spring/Summer 2012 Collection Illustrations

Norse Projects Spring/Summer 2012 Collection Illustrations

Danish label Norse Projects delivers again with their Spring ’12 collection, giving us an even more complete lineup. Among the pieces is the Anton shirt, Elka colab series and a five-panel hat that’s already gotten some attention since being originally unveiled. There are close to 100 new pieces with no rock left unturned. Look for premium jersey sweaters and hoodies alongside Italian suede jackets and a ton more in between. S/S ’12 also sees Norse team up with a number of designers and illustrators for the latest installment of their t-shirt series as well as updating old favourites with novel fabrics, such as the Cornprint patterned cotton that adorns both the Five Panel cap and Gunnar shirt.

The goods can be seen now at select stockists including End Clothing.

Carhartt x London Undercover Camo Umbrella

Carhartt x London Undercover Camo Umbrella for S/S 2012

In their first project with Carhartt, London Undercover presents this folded camouflage umbrella as part of their Spring/Summer 2012 collection. The Detroit-based brand has been around since the late 1800s and has been known to craft some of the most durable and functional product for the hardworking American. Since 1994 Carhartt has been distributed in Europe through Work In Progress, adapting Carhartt to the European market. It has grown in to one of the leading brands in the European Streetwear scene. This umbrella comes complete with a compact metal-clip sleeve, laser engraved handle & cotton hand strap. As with all of their folded umbrellas, it’s presented in a special London Undercover tube.

Marni Hooded Twill Parka

Marni Hooded Twill Parka Spring/Summer 2012 at MR PORTER

From Marni comes this impeccably detailed twill parka for the spring. Each feature is done with the utmost care with the end result being a timeless hooded parka that you’ll be using for years to come. Oh, it’s Italian made from a brand that’s had a longstanding tradition so expect it to last as well. Take note of the elasticated cuffs, drawstring detail as well as the contrast lining.

The Brooklyn Circus x Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Looks

The Brooklyn Circus x Red Wing Heritage Iron Ranger Looks

The Brooklyn Circus has teamed up with Red Wing Heritage to shed some light on one of the bootmaker’s most iconic designs – the Iron Ranger. Iron Ranger boots were built with a double layer of leather over the toe to provide miners in Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range with an extra measure of safety. The heel pocket, a boot feature designed to provide extra support, was moved to the outside of the boot. This design eliminated a seam and provided a smooth and comfortable one-piece surface on the inside of the boot. It was a solid blend of design and function, hence the reason the boot’s so popular to this day. The BkC and Red Wing cooked up these styled looks featuring Red Wing Heritage styles 8111, 8113, and 8114. More looks below.

PROJECT Wooster Fall/Winter 2012 Video Preview

PROJECT Wooster Fall/Winter 2012 Video Preview Las Vegas

With PROJECT and Nick Wooster reconnecting next week for the second season of PROJECT Wooster in Las Vegas, we’ve got a preview video highlighting the collaborative effort and seeing what direction Mr. Wooster is going to take the initiative this time around. Nick and PROJECT president Andrew Pollard took a trip to Japan to see how American heritage is being perceived there. Look for this to be the focus of this season’s PROJECT Wooster with brands like Visvim, Monitaly, Kapital, Nepenthes, United Arrows, and a few others on display. “Regardless of what you’ve seen in Florence, Milan, Paris, or New York, there will be some surprises. And I’m excited for several new collaborations with brands that I really respect.”

PROJECT Vegas hits Mandalay Bay from February 13th to February 15th. Preview video can be found below. (via GQ Eye)

Introducing | American Giant

American Giant Men's Basics First Look

Let’s talk basics, shall we? San Francisco-based American Giant launched today, giving us high quality essentials at a really affordable price-point. Affordability is all relative but we’ve never seen American-made pieces like these be so wearable without breaking the bank. Before. The designs are simple yet authentic and extremely versatile, allowing you to get a lot of wear out of each piece. The lineup includes sweatshirts, hoodies, and cardigans, all offered up in some great colorways.

American Giant‘s e-commerce site is now live with all the product up for grabs. We’ve got looks of some of the goods offered, we suggest dropping a size for a slimmer fit.

UNDERCOVER for Uniqlo Spring/Summer 2012 ‘UU’ Capsule Collection Lookbook

UNDERCOVER for Uniqlo Spring/Summer 2012 'UU' Capsule Collection Lookbook

We’ve been looking forward to this for a few months now and Uniqlo has finally released looks at their recently-announced collaboration with UNDERCOVER of Japan. The UNDERCOVER for Uniqlo Spring/Summer 2012 “UU” capsule collection succeeds Uniqlo’s collab with Jil Sander’s J+ label which ended this winter. This is a bit more comprehensive and looks to appeal to the entire family as looks at offerings for men, women, and children are highlighted throughout the imagery. Expect some season-appropriate florals and striped goods as well as a solid lineup of blazers, hoodies, chinos and leather jackets. Jun Takahasi and wife and partner RICO did an exceptional job designing the line. Look for the “UU” capsule collection to launch on March 16 through the Uniqlo Ginza global flagship store in Tokyo before rolling out to 32 Japanese doors and 11 international locations shortly thereafter.

MR PORTER Offices

MR PORTER Office Tour in London, Net-a-Porter

Michael Williams of A Continuous Lean recently took a trip over to London for a tour of the MR PORTER Headquarters in Shepherd’s Bush. It’s a massive space, one that houses the site’s entire editorial staff, retail departments and a handful of design studios to keep things running smoothly at all times. The meeting spaces scattered throughout the building are well thought out and are extremely inviting. The fact that such a magnificent space is housed atop a mall in London reminds us that large office spaces are extremely limited in London. Not many areas can keep up with MR PORTER’s growth so this spot is perfect for them now and as they continue to build. Read more over at ACL with some of our favorite shots below.

Thom Browne x Dita Spring/Summer 2012 Eyewear

Thom Browne x Dita Spring/Summer 2012 Eyewear

New York designer Thom Browne continues his collaborative efforts with California-based eyewear manufacturer, Dita. The Spring 2012 offerings were inspired by architecture and machinery of the mid-20th century, giving us a variety of styles. Pieces are made from titanium, leather, 18k yellow and white gold, as well as zyl acetate with production taking place Japan. With the extreme that’s gone into each piece, it’s no surprise last season’s goods were so well-received. Expect the same thing this time around. Look for these to be available through the Thom Browne boutique in New York as well as select stockists worldwide including Restir.

The Sartorialist | Lunch for 25 Video

The Sartorialist | Lunch for 25 Video, Pitti Uomo Jan 2012

Earlier this month, Scott Schuman, most notably known as The Sartorialist, hosted a lunch at a small Trattoria in Florence. The setting was simple yet timeless, perfectly in line with the gentlemen that would be on hand. This would also be the set for the first video from a man that’s known for his effortless stills. The Inaugural Sartorialist Lunch took place during Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy and will be a biannual event moving forward. Here’s how it all came to be:

Vilebrequin Jerez Down Vest

Vilebrequin Jerez Down Vest for Spring/Summer 2012

As we transition between seasons, here’s a down vest from Vilebrequin that’s light enough to work through the spring but warm enough to be a go-to mid layer piece until temperatures begin to rise again. The design’s pretty basic but comes from a brand that’s known to protect and last. The duck down fill will surely do the trick while the fit and colorways will make this a classic piece in your wardrobe.