Pop Up Flea NYC 2013 | Dec 6th – 8th


Pop Up Flea‘s coming back to New York City and is set to be the largest event the boys have put on to date. The space is massive and they’ll be in the heart of Soho. Oh, and the lineup’s as good as we’ve seen it. Everyone from Hodinkee and Shinola to Rancourt & Co., Todd Snyder, Baxter of California, and the Carson Street Clothiers team. The cool thing about the Pop Up Flea to us is that you get to connect with the folks behind all these great brands on a real one-to-one level. The space is always filled with great people that just want to have a good time and show off some of their great product in the process.

Pop Up Flea 2013 in NYC will take place from December 6th to 8th at 82 Mercer Street in Soho. For more info and to stay up to date on all things PUF, check out thepopupflea.com, Twitter and Instagram.

Menswear in NYC | 5th Annual Pop Up Flea

Menswear in NYC | 5th Annual Pop Up Flea

The Pop Up Flea back for their 5th year, this time bringing together a group of menswear brands that’s as good as ever. From our experience, the Pop Up Flea has allowed folks to meet the people behind their favorite brands at a more personal level while getting access to exclusive product and a ton of stuff you just won’t see anywhere else. A Continuous Lean’s Michael Williams and Randy Goldberg of Urban Daddy fame are the duo behind the juncture so the planning and organization happening behind the curtain is nothing short of flawless.

Brands on deck include Hodinkee, Oak Street Bootmakers, Gitman Brothers, C.H.C.M., Terrapin Stationers, Unionmade, Schott NYC, Danner and many many more. Pop Up Flea 5 takes place this weekend on November 30th, December 1st & 2nd, 2012. Location: 443 West 18th Street (btw 9th & 10th Ave.), New York, NY.

A Continuous Lean x Club Monaco | Made in the U.S.A. Collection

A Continuous Lean x Club Monaco | Made in the U.S.A. Collection

Michael Williams and company at A Continuous Lean continue their ongoing collaborative efforts with Club Monaco as they release this season’s “Made in the U.S.A.” capsule collection. The offerings are all made right here in the States and range from classic shirts and blazers to neckwear, belts, and other fine accessories. The lineup is perfect for the spring and summer seasons as shades of blue, purple and even orange look to dominate the color palette. The Made in the U.S.A. collection is available now at select Club Monaco stores and through the retailer’s online shop.

London Undercover x A Continuous Lean ‘New York’ Umbrella

London Undercover x A Continuous Lean "New York" Umbrella

London Undercover really knows how to stay relevant. They’ve been dropping some really impressive umbrellas, all made with people that have a story to tell, one that shows through the final product. This time, they’ve teamed up with Michael Williams of A Continuous Lean for the “New York” umbrella. This is their second drop and features a maple wood handle/shaft, industrial strength frame and a plaid waterproof canopy.

Introducing | Club Monaco Made in the USA Collection

Introducing | Club Monaco Made in the USA Collection

The GQ Eye turns us to a first look at Club Monaco’s new ‘Made in the USA’ Collection. The Club teamed up with Michael Williams of ACL to bring us this carefully selected collection of apparel and accessories, all of which are made right here in the states. The offerings range from shirts and ties to blazers and trousers. Ben Clymer of Hodinkee was also brought in to deliver a amazing list of vintage military watches that will be available exclusively at Club Monaco’s new 5th Avenue men’s shop. Other collaborations in the works include Tanner Goods, Cunningham Classics, Archival Clothing, London Undercover, Goruck, Dandux, Ernest Alexander, American Optical, Wolverine and Terrapin Printers & Engravers.

Gilt MANual | A Continuous Lean Factory Tour

Gilt MANual | A Continuous Lean Factory Tour

Though we’ve had the opportunity to visit Michael Williams from ACL on numerous occasions, we still enjoy watching the man get his well-deserved shine. The one thing you see during this sit down with Tyler and Josh of the Gilt MANual is that he doesn’t take himself too seriously. He enjoys what he does and all the recognition and respect that come with it are just bonuses.

This is out MANual Minute we wished was much longer. Check out the video below.

ACL | Tokyo’s J’Antiques Vintage Store

ACL | Tokyo's J’Antiques Vintage Store

Michael from A Continuous Lean has been keepeing himself busy as he was recently over in Japan and thankfully for us, he didn’t leave his camera at home. He turns us to J’Antiques, an amazing vintage shop located in the Nakameguro district of Tokyo.

In addition to the beautiful merchandising, J’Antiques was stocked with great vintage. The shop has everything from paper goods to vintage military clothes to work wear and a shit-ton of antique furniture.  Granted, a lot of what is for sale there is from the States, but go for the inspiration, go for the wonderful dirty mix of old stuff and go to J’Antiques for that hard to find something that they beat you to.

Check out some of our favorite shots after the jump.