Penfield Spring/Summer 2012 Collection Lookbook

Penfield Spring/Summer 2012 Collection Lookbook Men / Women

Penfield keeps things tastefully simple with their Spring 2012 lookbook, giving us a glimpse into the collection on a clean, white palette. The pieces come in inviting colors that will be perfect for when the sun shines. Massachusetts, from where Penfield originates, is known for its wet springs months and cool summer evenings, so there’s no doubt these offerings will be ideal for this. I’ve actually seen a ton of Penfield goods while I’ve been here in London and it makes sense. The pieces are well designed and work well in just about any weather so when it goes from being sunny and dry to downright gloomy and wet, having a Penfield jacket on does wonders.

Alexander Olch Spring/Summer 2012 Scarf Collection

Alexander Olch Spring/Summer 2012 Scarf Collection

Alexander Olch’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection has landed at Barneys New York which includes these lightweight cotton scarves in the mix as well as all the well-made neckwear and accompanied accessories we’re accustomed to seeing from the New York designer. The scarves are available in small ($145) and large ($280) sizes. They are now available at the Barneys New York flagship store as well as online at

Y-3 Black Cord Lace Sneaker

Y-3 Black Cord Lace Sneaker Spring/Summer 2012

Spring product is beginning to drop and this Y-3 sneaker is one of our favorites thus far. The low-top design features tonal leather and rubber trimmings throughout and is finished off with a white rubber cap toe. The black cord lacing is modern and futuristic at the same time and really sets the shoe apart from the pack. The red cord loop detail at the heel worked well as a contrast.

Maison Martin Margiela 22 Pixelated Low Top Sneakers

Maison Martin Margiela 22 Pixelated Low Top Sneakers Spring 2012

Maison Margiela delivers a new take on one of their most classic styles for Spring 2012, giving us this low top canvas sneaker with a large scale pixel square print. Laces are optional as the original shoe tongue concept uses elastics at the sides to keep the foot in place. White stitching at the heel and a few other fine details make this Italian-made sneaker one of the finest we’ve seen for the upcoming spring season.

Ed Ruscha for Band of Outsiders Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook

Band of Outsiders Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook with Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha is featured in the Spring/Summer 2012 lookbook for Band of Outsiders. Shot on location at Ruscha’s studio in Los Angeles, CA on vintage Polaroid film. The shots are plenty and shed light on some of the key pieces from the spring season’s offerings. Look for Scott Sternberg to deliver some fine suiting as well as a few casual pieces like an amazing leather jacket, a mac coat, and shirting as well.

Mark McNairy for Standard Brogue Boots

Mark McNairy x Standard ATL Brogue Boots Spring/Summer 2012

Mark McNairy teams up with Atlanta-based retailer Standard for a trio of brogue boots. The first two are 7 eyelet and leather-soled. One features tan grain with red wool flannel while the other is brown grain paired with hunter green wool flannel. The third version is black grain with navy wool flannel. It also features 7 eyelets, waxed leather laces and a white Vibram Cristy sole.

All three are available in-store and online for $485.

visvim Virgil Cantor-Folk Boot

visvim drops another batch of goods this week, with the Virgil Cantor-Folk boot being one of the standouts from the pack. It's an F.I.L. exclusive and features a veggie tanned cowhide leather shell in cognac. The contrasting Vibram sole is...

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Norse Projects Spring/Summer 2012 Collection Illustrations

Norse Projects Spring/Summer 2012 Collection Illustrations

Danish label Norse Projects delivers again with their Spring ’12 collection, giving us an even more complete lineup. Among the pieces is the Anton shirt, Elka colab series and a five-panel hat that’s already gotten some attention since being originally unveiled. There are close to 100 new pieces with no rock left unturned. Look for premium jersey sweaters and hoodies alongside Italian suede jackets and a ton more in between. S/S ’12 also sees Norse team up with a number of designers and illustrators for the latest installment of their t-shirt series as well as updating old favourites with novel fabrics, such as the Cornprint patterned cotton that adorns both the Five Panel cap and Gunnar shirt.

The goods can be seen now at select stockists including End Clothing.

Carhartt x London Undercover Camo Umbrella

Carhartt x London Undercover Camo Umbrella for S/S 2012

In their first project with Carhartt, London Undercover presents this folded camouflage umbrella as part of their Spring/Summer 2012 collection. The Detroit-based brand has been around since the late 1800s and has been known to craft some of the most durable and functional product for the hardworking American. Since 1994 Carhartt has been distributed in Europe through Work In Progress, adapting Carhartt to the European market. It has grown in to one of the leading brands in the European Streetwear scene. This umbrella comes complete with a compact metal-clip sleeve, laser engraved handle & cotton hand strap. As with all of their folded umbrellas, it’s presented in a special London Undercover tube.