The Review | Mujjo iPad Mini Sleeve

The Review | Mujjo iPad Mini Sleeve

From the Netherlands comes Mujjo, a brand known for crafting minimalistic yet functional products. In 2012, Mujjo first began developing sleeves for Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air as well as the MacBook Pro. The brand’s The Originals collection features a unique combination of wool felt and high quality leather, and they recently added an iPad Mini Sleeve that fits seamlessly into Mujjo’s current product lineup. The folks over at Mujjo were kind enough to send us an iPad Mini sleeve for review and we’ve been quite impressed by its detailing and overall craftsmanship. It’s easy to carry and has a little extra space in a separate compartment that can fit your headphones, some folded documents or even a MiFi. The wool felt contrasts really well with the vegetable tanned leather and we can already tell the leather with age to perfection. The felt can be easily cleaned as a special treatment provides excellent anti-peeling properties and makes the sleeve water repellent. Aesthetically, it may be the best looking iPad Mini sleeve on the market and its ability to blend so well with the iPad Mini’s slim design is what makes it such a great accessory.

Mujjo’s iPad Mini Sleeve is available now in either brown or white leather.

Ronnie Fieg x Grenson 2013 Footwear Collection

Ronnie Fieg x Grenson 2013 Footwear Collection

Ronnie Fieg continues to inspire, this time dropping a capsule collection alongside one of the UK’s finest footwear makers, Grenson. The boots in the lineup utilize premium leathers Grenson hasn’t used in their line and are offered up in colorways that are classic but will still turn heads and leave a mark.

The new Spike V and Fred V are re-worked in premium waxed/burnished grey leathers while below sits a durable Vibram sole. The Spike duck boot features a two-toned design marked with its ridged toe and smooth upper body, while the Fred complements any outfit with its sleek brogue detailing. The added red leather heel spike is a welcomed detail that contrasts effortlessly with the black shells while letting people know this isn’t just an ordinary Grenson.

The Ronnie Fieg for Grenson collection is available in limited quantities through KITH.

AETHERsf | Aether Apparel Opens First Retail Store

AETHERsf | Aether Apparel Opens First Retail Store

Aether has opened the doors to their first-ever stand alone retail store, AETHERsf. Located in San Francisco’s Hayes Valley, and constructed from three 8‘ x 9.6‘ x 40’ shipping containers, AETHERsf is the brainchild of Thierry Gaugain (designer behind AETHERstream), envelope a+d, and AETHER’s founders, Jonah Smith and Palmer West. The AETHER concept store features a custom glassencased cantilevered lounge, reclaimed oak floors, and a third floor conveyor system which interacts with the customers needs on the first floor. What’s most impressive is that all design partners were locally sourced in San Francisco.

AETHERsf will carry a wide range of men’s and women’s outerwear.

A.P.C. Black Sac De Voyage Bag

A.P.C. Black Sac De Voyage Bag

A.P.C. drops their Black Sac De Voyage carryall, one that’s understated and will work for any trip you have coming up. The treated canvas shell blends effortlessly with the leather detailing. It’s got plenty of space for a few days away but can work well for overnighters or as a gym bag as well. The Black Sac De Voyage bag can be had now directly from A.P.C.

Esemplare Fall/Winter 2013 Lookbook

Esemplare Fall/Winter 2013 Lookbook

With PROJECT NY now in full swing, we’ve had the opportunity to connect with some phenomenal brands, one of them being Italian label Esemplare. One of the constants throughout has been their ability to take tremendous design cues and infuse them with functionality. For Fall 2013, we see a ton of extremely wearable outerwear, including one reversible puffy jacket that’s fitted with a subtle camo print as well as some dyed wool shells that are finished to perfection.

First Look | Todd Snyder x Champion Fall 2013 Collection

First Look | Todd Snyder x Champion Fall 2013 Collection

We first heard about Todd Snyder collaboration with Champion this past weekend and we’ve been fortunate enough to preview the collection at PROJECT NY. As mentioned before, the “City Gym” collection is inspired by archival Champion pieces and vintage photos from the New York Athletic Club. Snyder designed the Fall/Winter 2013 collection in partnership with Champion’s Chief Design Officer, Ned Munroe, and Design Director, Joanne Sessler. The lineup blends the best styles and fabrics from Champion’s vast archive of sales catalogs with Snyder’s love of classic American tailoring.

Look for the Todd Snyder x Champion “City Gym” collection to hit stores in August 2013.

A.P.C. Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

A.P.C. Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

French brand A.P.C. gives us a look at their Fall 2013 collection which features a muted color palette that’s filled primarily with deep reds and blues, black and gray. There’s a collegiate influence here with the delivery of casual sweatshirts and a varsity jacket though the formal pieces aren’t forgotten. Look for well-fitting trousers and a navy double-breasted suit I was wish was in my closet yesterday.

PFW | Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

PFW | Thom Browne Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

Once again, Thom Browne blessed the stage of Paris Fashion Week with a phenomenal collection. The heavy wools and tweeds are delivered in a range of patterns while the models wore the pieces in boxy cuts. The New York-based designer brought out stars, squares, and stripes to really make the offerings standout from seasons past. All-in-all, the suiting, as quirky as the presentation was, stood out the most as we expect the gray and midnight blue color palette to really be a push for Fall 2013.

PFW | Ami by Alexandre Mattiussi Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

PFW | Ami by Alexandre Mattiussi Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

Here’s a look at Ami by Alexandre Mattiussi‘s F/W 2013 collection, one of our favorites to be presented at this week’s Paris Fashion Week. The highlight of Ami’s offerings is the designer’s infusion of some color for a season that’s normally pretty mute. Standout pieces include outerwear in red and beige, while strong patterns and some well-designed suiting take Mattiussi’s work to new heights.

T by Alexander Wang Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

T by Alexander Wang Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

T by Alexander Wang delivers another lineup of well-designed sportswear, ranging from hoodies and crew neck sweatshirts to some more minimalistic topcoats and a black leather jackets. Pieces from the label’s Fall 2013 collection bring understated luxe to what are usually casual looks. Look for the offerings to hit select retailers in the months ahead.