Rogue Territory Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook

Rogue Territory Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook

Rogue Territory just released part two of their Spring/Summer 2013 collection and dropped a lookbook showcasing the new product for good measures. Known for their well-fitting, functional menswear, the latest items are everything we’ve come to expect from Los Angeles brand. They have some light weight military and classic work wear inspired pieces that are perfect for this coming season. We are in love with the Canyon wash, inspired by 2+ years of raw denim wear and wash, which can only be described as “buttery.” The Rough wash is great for those who don’t want to wear raw denim in the summer as it’s dark with light contrasts and soft to the touch. They also have short sleeve shirts, shorts, and light weight officer trousers which will definitely be on our regular rotation for warmer days.

Rogue Territory’s S/S 2013 collection can be had through select retailers as well as Rogue Territory online.

Nike Quickstrike Air Trainer 1 Mid PRM ‘Draft Day’ Edition

Nike Quickstrike Air Trainer 1 Mid PRM 'Draft Day' Edition

The latest Quickstrike release from Nike comes in the form of the Air Trainer 1 Mid ‘Draft Day’ edition, paying homage to next week’s 2013 NFL Draft. The shoe features a black leather upper with red and green detailing throughout. Attention to detail is key here as the heel features a gold embroidered Nike Air Logo while the tongue gets some red and green embroidered Nike detail. This limited edition Nike Quickstrike release launches on Friday, April 19th.

master-piece Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook

master-piece Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook

Japanese bag maker master-piece has dropped a lookbook for their current spring and summer offerings. Expect to see a strong blend of materials and must-have colorways. Look for more mainstream shells like beige, navy and maroon set alongside Navajo, camo and tribal prints. Needless to say, there’s something in the lineup for just about everyone. master-piece has also introduced a leather collection to the mix. The S/S ’13 lineup includes backpacks, messenger bags and drawstring bags as well as key chains, wallets and pencil cases.

master-piece Spring/Summer 2013 is available through select stockists.

Burberry Brit Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook

Burberry Brit Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook

With it now spring and the shelves being stocked again with new product, here’s what you can expect to see from Burberry Brit over the next few months. The English label’s young diffusion line continues to impress with a range of classic and military-inspired outerwear. The pieces mid- and light-weight pieces are perfect for the warmer weather with sweaters, henleys and tapered trousers rounding out the collection. In the lookbook, you’ll see shots of the women’s offerings as well. Burberry Brit S/S 2013 is available now at Burberry Brit stores and key retailers worldwide.

Buttero Chelsea Boots

Buttero Chelsea Boots

Chelsea boots aren’t for everyone but we’re really liking what we’re seeing from Buttero. The Italian shoemaker’s crafted a pair in a deep tan leather that’s clean, versatile and extremely wearable. The archetypal boot style features a slightly pronounced upper front section and is outlined by a slim leather sole and a lower heel. Side metal zips, leather insoles and sewn leather soles make this a must-have for the spring and summer months.

Nigel Cabourn for Converse First String Spring 2013 Collection

Nigel Cabourn for Converse First String Spring 2013 Collection

Today marks the launch of Nigel Cabourn for Converse First String footwear collection, which features the Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey and the all-new Chuck Taylor All Star Specialty Plimsole. The UK-based designer is known for his infusion of military fabrics into his work, and that’s precisely what he’s done here with the First String collection. Cabourn examined Converse’s rich American heritage of boots and sneakers for the outdoors and the military and aligned the classic Chuck Taylor All Star Bosey with WWII flight suit fabric uppers in military-inspired navy and olive green colors.

Introducing | Xetum Kendrick Watch

Introducing | Xetum Kendrick Watch

From San Francisco-based watch brand, Xetum, comes the new automotive-themed Kendrick. Xetum, led by founder Jeff Kuo, delivers timepieces that are purposely modern in design and feature automatic mechanical Swiss movements. Though the first two watches in the Xetum lineup have more of an aviation influence, the Xetum team looked to automotive instruments to guide the design of the Kendrick. The design features bold red and blue color schemes that grab your attention and are perfect for the summer months ahead, though we see this to be a great all-season watch. The Kendrick comes on a NATO or black rubber strap, both of which pair up quite nicely with the automotive theme. For the NATO straps, we’ve chosen colors that complement those of the dial, and the black rubber strap offers a sleek look to pair with the clean dial design as well as a butterfly clasp closure.

Like all Xetum watches before it, the Kendrick is designed in California and made in Switzerland. Available in three colorways — white with black, black with blue, black with white — it’s available now through Xetum for $995.

Bell & Ross BR01 Aviation Collection

Bell & Ross BR01 Aviation Collection

In 2013, Bell & Ross is enhancing the Aviation collection with three new instruments directly inspired by the cockpit – HEADING INDICATOR, AIRSPEED and CLIMB – and essential to flying and navigation. The collection is directly inspired by the instrumentation of aircraft cockpits while addressing four fundamental requirements: legibility, functionality, precision, and water-resistance.Each instrument is available in limited editions of 999 pieces. The first 99 will be offered exclusively in a lavish collector’s box containing the six instruments: BR01 HORIZON, ALTIMETER, TURN COORDINATOR, HEADING INDICATOR, AIRSPEED and CLIMB. The box is designed as a control panel where the essential instruments are laid out in T shape for optimum legibility.

Garbstore Spring/Summer 2013 ‘Scale: English Summer Part 1’ Lookbook

Garbstore Spring/Summer 2013 'Scale: English Summer Part 1' Lookbook

London shop Garbstore has dropped their first lookbook for the current S/S 2013 season. They’ve always had an eye for top-quality product and this season is no different with roster of brands including Gitman Vintage, Palaca, Isaora and a few others. Look for lightweight jackets, shirts, and accessories, all blending effortlessly to craft a cohesive lineup of pieces. The pieces in the lookbook are available at the Garbstore online or through their brick and mortar location.

Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen ‘Expect the Unexpected’ Editorial

Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen 'Expect the Unexpected' Editorial

As Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen continues to hit retail shelves for S/S ’13, the designer has taken the liberty of putting together some looks on location in his hometown of Los Angeles, highlighting different themes within the collection. And that’s one thing we’ve always appreciated about Shades of Grey – the brand’s ability to deliver a cohesive, yet versatile product lineup consistently season over season. For the current season, you’ll see the “Expect the Unexpected” image set shed light on the collection’s rich mix of patterns, layering options and bring spring colors that inspired the collection — tie dyes, ikats, bandana prints, tees under suits and more.

Ami Suede Backpack

Ami Suede Backpack

MR PORTER’s currently stocking this suede backpack from Parisian label Ami. It comes in a brick-red finish made and features very subtle detailing such as the embossed emblem on the front pocket as well as the top handle and adjustable shoulder straps. Everyone should have a backpack in their lineup of travel bags and this one from Ami is a sound investment as it’s made from rich materials and is sure to last.