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.

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 DenimandSupply.com.

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...

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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.

Marni & H&M Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

Marni & H&M Men's Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

News broke out a shortwhile back about H&M‘s collaboration with Italian label Marni which is set to drop next month. The men’s offerings is looking really solid with a good mix of classic staples in wearable hues and finishes. Look for outerwear, shorts, pants, sandals, and accessories such as sunglasses and neckwear. Marni at H&M Spring/Summer 2012 is due to launch on March 8 at select H&M shops worldwide.

Levi’s Made & Crafted Pop Up at Smith + Butler

Levi's Made & Crafted S/S 2012 Pop Up at Smith + Butler

Levi’s Made & Crafted have set up shop inside Brooklyn-based retailer, Smith + Butler. It’s a great join, as both brands are known for their passion for traditional American style. The pieces in Made & Crafted’s Spring 2012 collection keep this in mind while still being modern and wearable. The range includes denim, tees, woven shirts, outerwear, and accessories.

Levi’s Made & Crafted inside Smith + Butler
225 Smith StreetBrooklyn, NY 11231 (718) 855-4295