Monocle | The First Five Years

Monocle | The First Five Years Video

Five years ago Monocle hit the newsstands. Today it’s at the heart of a very modern media company – but also one with some old-school values. The publication has evolved from having nineteen employees to over seventy now and representation in over 100 countries. The type of work they do ranges from print to video to radio. Yes, radio. Monocle also launched a television series on Bloomberg TV. Their reach is far and wide and the content is as rich and newsworthy in its 51st issues as it was back in issue 2007 when issue No. 1 hit newsstands. Here is a film that chronicles the first five years.

Now Open | The Cuff Shop

The folks over at Two Inch Cuffs have just launched their online retail outpost -- The Cuff Shop. The product being offered up is as refined and hand picked as the stream of content the online magazine delivers on the...

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hard graft 3Fold Multi-Use Bag

hard graft 3Fold Multi-Use Bag / Heritage for Spring 2012

hard graft has been working on this one for a few years now and we think they got it right with the final product. Their 3Fold Multi-Use bag can be used as an overnighter, messenger/laptop bag or even as a carry-all in the Portfolio format. Every handle, rivet, detail is reinforced and supported on the inside for added support and comfort. The Italian artisans at hard-graft have given us a bag worth buying for just about any occasion.

MR PORTER | First Birthday Pocket Squares

MR PORTER | First Birthday Pocket Squares

MR PORTER has hit one year and to celebrate this momentous occasion, the online retailer asked ten of their designers to make them pocket squares and the end result is exceptional. There are 10 pocket squares from 10 outstanding labels — Alexander Olch, Band of Outsiders, Drake’s, Horiyoshi the Third, Jean Shop, Oliver Spencer, Our Legacy, Richard James, The Elder Statesman and YMC — and each limited to 50 pieces. Grab yours now through MR PORTER.

Red Wing Handsewn Collection

Red Wing Handsewn Collection by Rancourt & Co., Maine

This season, Red Wing Shoe Co. has teamed up with Maine-based shoemaker Rancourt & Co. for a new Genuine Handsewn collection. All the pieces are made right in Rancourt’s hometown of Lewiston, which happens to be very well-known for being a hub for well-known, locally-made footwear companies. Rancourt & Co. has influenced many shoe brands that have come after it though very few are able to win the test of time like they have. This collaboration with Red Wing delivers a line of hand sewn shoes made from top-notch materials and crafted using classic, very manual and intimate methods.

Red Wing created a short film to explain their Made in Maine Handsewn Collection further (see below). Head over to Red Wing to get more details on the offerings as well.

Ozwald Boateng Fall/Winter 2012 Collection

Ozwald Boateng Fall/Winter 2012 Collection at London Fashion Week

London-based designer Ozwald Boateng had an exceptional showing at last week’s London Fashion Week. Though his Fall 2012 collection is not as vibrant as we’ve seen from him in season’s past, it’s still one to keep an eye on for next winter. The warm fabrics and muted tones play well together while the cuts deliver a well-crafted lineup of goods. The Japanese-inspired aesthetics blend well with the British roots of the label and make for some must-have offerings.

Buttero Denham Edition Footwear

Buttero Denham Edition Footwear Spring/Summer 2012

Buttero’s known for their impeccably crafted footwear and now the Tuscan shoemaker has teamed up with Dutch brand Denham for a small line of sneakers. The pieces feature vegetable-tanned leathers local to Buttero’s hometown of Stabbia and the brand’s roots show in the construction as each shoe is made via traditional methods. In order to give their new trainer-inspired designs an added dose of freshness, they have modified these styles for by integrating a pure white leather toe-piece, a minimalistic detail that’s exclusive to Denham. Shop the offerings at Denham.

Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook

Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook

Here we have Spring 2012 looks from Ralph Lauren’s Denim & Supply line, offering up another solid mix of product for the warmer months ahead. This season, Denim & Supply channels the adventurous spirit of Cape Cod and the earthy and bohemian air of Baja with a rugged, effortless style. The denim’s delivered in an array of softly washed colors and textures in a palette of ivory and indigo while other pieces such as lightweight knits, bleached fleece and distressed outerwear add to the nautical theme of the collection.

Look for Denim & Supply to be available through Macy’s as well as

GQ’s Best New Designers in America 2012

GQ has announced the creative geniuses up for this year's Best New Designers in America Award. "In our sixth annual search for the future of menswear, as selected by editor-in-chief Jim Nelson, creative director Jim Moore, and GQ's fashion team,...

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Supreme Arabic Hoodie

One of the standout pieces from Supreme's Spring 2012 collection is this red pullover with Arabic writing on the front in white. Not sure what it says but what I do know is that I'm buying it when it drops...

One of the standout pieces...

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PUMA x Alexander McQueen Street Climb Mid Leather

PUMA x Alexander McQueen Street Climb Mid Leather S/S 2012

Speaking from the heart, I’ve been a fan of the PUMA x AMQ collaboration for years now, trailing back to my college days when I used to make my way over to The Black Store and grab a pair or two season over season. It was the only place you could find PUMA’s Black Label collaborations and though a pair is a bit easier to track down nowadays, the designs have seldom disappointed. The Street Climb Mids in leather for spring look impeccable and come in a trio of colorways – cognac, white, and black. They’re wearable and with their track record, are known to be one of the most comfortable pair of kicks you’ll ever own. Considering I own a ton of ’em them — TRUST. Look for these to hit select shops in the weeks ahead.