GANT Rugger Fall/Winter 2013 Lookbook

GANT Rugger Fall/Winter 2013 Lookbook

Here, we have a look at GANT Rugger’s Fall 2013 collection, one which delivers a lineup that’s a bit more casual but with even more attention given to the finest details, fabrics and finishes. Look for a toned-down color palette of muted winter weather classics with shades such as army melange, amarone red, camel and navy as well as the label’s new “winter pastels” which include dusty pink, light lemon and pale powder blue. Look for GANT Rugger classics like tailored blazers to now be available in an Alpaca mix. Fitted outerwear options like the brand’s Homerun baseball jacket, looks exceptional in grey wool herringbone and goat leather sleeves. New pieces for the season include a quilted blazer with a shawl collar and contrast piping, and our super casual cardigan blazer, worn on its own or with true sprezzatura style underneath another blazer.

Don’t overlook the accessories lineup as it includes shantung ties, selvage madras pocket squares, and organic leather goods with some new items including cozy Alpaca cashmere socks, and Italian made wool and silk scarves with hidden hamburger prints.

Look for the GANT Rugger F/W 2013 collection to begin delivering to select retailers late summer.

Official | Tudor Returning to US Market

Official | Tudor Returning to US Market

Our good friends over at HODINKEE have broke the news that Tudor will be re-entering the US market later this year. Rolex has stated that Tudor will be led nationally by Mr. Russell Kelly. Look for an official press release before with more details around Basel World. For now, check out the video below from HODINKEE featuring some influential folks talking about what the return of Tudor to the United States means to them.

Tenue de Nîmes x Rogue Territory Broken Twill Jeans

Tenue de Nîmes x Rogue Territory Broken Twill Jeans

A collaboration we feel long overdue, LA denim brand Rogue Territory teamed up with Amsterdam outpost Tenue de Nîmes for a pair of jeans that pay homage to denim legend Wrangler. The jeans are based on the ‘Stanton’ slim-straight fit and are made from a 14oz ‘broken-twill’ from Cone Mills with a ‘double out seam’: two of the most important characteristics of the old Wrangler cowboy jeans. Broken Twill’s a denim weave that’s seldom used these days but the fabric breaks in very nicely and it’s a shame we don’t see more of it. It was originally developed by Wrangler as a solution for the natural habit of a yarn to twist and the thereafter ‘twisting legs’ of jeans.

Shop the collaboration at TdN.

A$AP Rocky x MR PORTER

A$AP Rocky x MR PORTER

MR PORTER recently commissioned Harlem-bred rapper A$AP Rocky for their latest photo shoot. The platinum-selling hip-hop artist reveals more than ever from his early years to losing his father this past Christmas. Stylistically, Rocky effortlessly sports high fashion brands such as Givenchy, Margiela, Valentino, Jil Sander and raps about them from time-to-time as well. Check out looks from the shoot and see the editorial spread on MR PORTER.

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MBFW | J.Crew Fall/Winter 2013 Presentation

MBFW | J.Crew Fall/Winter 2013 Presentation

J.Crew presented their men’s and women’s collections for Fall/Winter 2013 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, showcasing two very complete and wearable collections. The brand’s done an exceptional job raising awareness for the presentation through their various social and digital outlets, most notably Instagram and Tumblr. The hype was built and J.Crew delivered.

Frank Muytjens, head of men’s design, pulled inspiration from many places including wide-angled David Bailey portraits from the 1960s, particularly ones of Michael Caine, a visit to the Welsh countryside and a day-trip to Oxford, England. The designer reexamined classics – English tweeds, oilcloth, herringbones and black watch fabrics, but cut in clean silhouettes gave them a kind of strong, masculine heft. These rich fabrics are delivered effortlessly in J.Crew’s Ludlow suit fit while other complimentary pieces fill up the rest of the collection. All-in-all, we saw the suiting for F/W 2013 to be the strongest we’ve ever seen from the American label.

Aoúd Jewelry Spring/Summer 2013 Japan Collection

Aoúd Jewelry | Japan Collection

We first were turned to Italian jewelry design label Aoúd last year and we’ve been loyal fans ever since. With such a solid first collection, we’d think it would be quite difficult to beat the second time around but they’ve done it with these pieces designed for the Japanese market. Japan is where all the Western subcultures are experienced in a very deep way, almost fetishist and so there’s much to appreciate there from the second collection of aoúd. The line features pieces made of silver and brass and produced entirely in Italy and brings us back to the atmospheres of the chopper culture.

The sacred symbols of the first collection are strong again and when combined with modern rosary beads and wallet chains, they create the connection to an imaginary scenario of the ’60s.There is where gang of bikers were beautifully described by Hunter S. Thompson in his report of the Hell’s Angels ’67 and by the photographer Bill Ray in an article for the American magazine Life ’65. Each piece holds deep meaning and inspiration and we’re quite impressed by the evolution and versatility aoúd is showing with their latest collection. The collection is sold in select stores internationally including Excelsior in Milan and Strasburgo in Japan.

Levi’s Vintage Clothing Spring 2013 ‘Hot Rod’ Collection

Levi's Vintage Clothing Spring 2013 'Hot Rod' Collection

LVC hits the Levi’s Archives to reproduce garments from bygone eras. For Spring 2013, Levi’s Vintage Clothing pays tribute to the golden era of the American Hot Rod and the sharply dressed car owns and spectators who sported Levi’s. There are some must-have pieces throughout the lineup including a suede version of the classic military style bomber jacket worn by pilots in WWII. LVC’s rendition comes in navy blue, is medium weight, has a short regular fit, and plenty of fine detailing such sa ribbing on the collar, cuffs and bottom hem as well as contrast lining.

In addition to releasing the collection of Hot Rod-inspired Levi’s jeans and Sportswear, the Brand teamed up with Los Angeles-based filmmaker and curator Aaron Rose to make a short film about the origins of Hot Rod culture in Southern California back in the early 1950’s. Rose pulled from hundreds of hours of painstakingly researched archival footage ranging from old “juvenile delinquent” movies and Life Magazine drag-race films to home movies unearthed from personal collections. He dug deep in research and the result shows the effort. Rose delivers a striking and fast-paced film that captures the style and attitude of the uniquely American post-war subculture which continues to influence the worlds of fashion, music and mechanics to this day. You can check the video out below.

The Levi’s Vintage Clothing Spring 2013 Hot Rod collection will hit select retailers in the weeks ahead but you can check out the entire lineup online now through LVC’s newly redesigned site.

MBFW | Public School Fall/Winter 2013 Presentation

MBFW | Public School Fall/Winter 2013 Presentation

Last night, Public School presented their Fall/Winter 2013 collection at Milk MADE Studios and we on hand to check it out. Designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow have always looked at Public School to find perfection in imperfection and so the theme for F/W 2013 is natural. It centers around destruction and reconstruction to portray the essence of breaking objects down to their core and building them back up. Fabric development is key here with wool blended knits and stretch skins, making way for a solid collection featuring some top-notch pieces. The lineup includes tailored jackets with leather sleeves, ombre and fabric blocking in everything from shirts to sweaters as well as a few motorcycle jackets we can’t wait to see in-stores come this fall.

All the looks were paired with Generic Man x Public School creepers.

NYFW | Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen Fall/Winter 2013

NYFW | Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen Fall/Winter 2013

Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen presented their F/W 2013 collection earlier today and not only did we get a chance to check out the label’s men’s collection, but today also marked the debut of its women’s collection. Micah looked to infuse the philosophy behind the Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen men’s line and translate it into a women’s collection. As for the men’s offerings, expect Cohen’s signature slim suiting, athletic-inspired knits and outerwear including baseball jackets and boiled wool overcoats. Taking a cue from his S/S ’13 collection, Cohen included more color than in previous fall collections, in rich autumnal colorblocking seen throughout.

Here, you’ll find all the men’s looks from the Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen F/W 2013 Presentation as well as a few of our favorite women’s looks.