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.

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.

Saturdays NYC x colette Spring 2013 Collection

Saturdays NYC x colette Spring 2013 Collection

Saturdays Surf NYC has teamed up with French retailer colette for a collaboration that injects Saturdays’ clean and function aesthetic with colette’s sense of whimsy playfulness. The end result is a unisex lineup comprised of accessories, printed tee shirts and board shorts, all adorning both colette’s signature blue spheres and Saturdays’ slash logo. Each piece traverses the lifestyles of a Parisian cultural insider and a dynamic New York professional with a penchant for surfing.

We’ve been fans of colette in Paris for a long time. We jumped at the opportunity to collaborate on a capsule collection for this spring. We produced a unique print based on the colors and shapes in our
brands and the Saturdays classic silhouettes.

Together the designers have created a line that is sleek and style forward, yet still suggestive of the humorous and energetic lifestyle these brands embody. The Saturdays x colette collaboration is available now exclusively at colette and Saturdays locations, as well as Saturdays online.

The Review | Mujjo iPad Mini Sleeve

The Review | Mujjo iPad Mini Sleeve

From the Netherlands comes Mujjo, a brand known for crafting minimalistic yet functional products. In 2012, Mujjo first began developing sleeves for Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air as well as the MacBook Pro. The brand’s The Originals collection features a unique combination of wool felt and high quality leather, and they recently added an iPad Mini Sleeve that fits seamlessly into Mujjo’s current product lineup. The folks over at Mujjo were kind enough to send us an iPad Mini sleeve for review and we’ve been quite impressed by its detailing and overall craftsmanship. It’s easy to carry and has a little extra space in a separate compartment that can fit your headphones, some folded documents or even a MiFi. The wool felt contrasts really well with the vegetable tanned leather and we can already tell the leather with age to perfection. The felt can be easily cleaned as a special treatment provides excellent anti-peeling properties and makes the sleeve water repellent. Aesthetically, it may be the best looking iPad Mini sleeve on the market and its ability to blend so well with the iPad Mini’s slim design is what makes it such a great accessory.

Mujjo’s iPad Mini Sleeve is available now in either brown or white leather.

Ronnie Fieg x Grenson 2013 Footwear Collection

Ronnie Fieg x Grenson 2013 Footwear Collection

Ronnie Fieg continues to inspire, this time dropping a capsule collection alongside one of the UK’s finest footwear makers, Grenson. The boots in the lineup utilize premium leathers Grenson hasn’t used in their line and are offered up in colorways that are classic but will still turn heads and leave a mark.

The new Spike V and Fred V are re-worked in premium waxed/burnished grey leathers while below sits a durable Vibram sole. The Spike duck boot features a two-toned design marked with its ridged toe and smooth upper body, while the Fred complements any outfit with its sleek brogue detailing. The added red leather heel spike is a welcomed detail that contrasts effortlessly with the black shells while letting people know this isn’t just an ordinary Grenson.

The Ronnie Fieg for Grenson collection is available in limited quantities through KITH.

A.P.C. Black Sac De Voyage Bag

A.P.C. Black Sac De Voyage Bag

A.P.C. drops their Black Sac De Voyage carryall, one that’s understated and will work for any trip you have coming up. The treated canvas shell blends effortlessly with the leather detailing. It’s got plenty of space for a few days away but can work well for overnighters or as a gym bag as well. The Black Sac De Voyage bag can be had now directly from A.P.C.

Del Toro 2013 Made in Italy Accessories

Del Toro 2013 Made in Italy Accessories

Del Toro looks to expand their current offerings from primarily footwear and accessories such as belts and hats to include fine handmade Italian leather and suede goods. Amongst the latest drops is a Weekender Bag made from brown pebbled Nappa leather with camo perforated suede details and cobalt suede lining as well as a small wallet, card holder and toiletry case.

The items can be had now through Del Toro and other select stockists internationally.

Herschel Supply Co. x New Balance Shoe Collection

Herschel Supply Co. x New Balance Shoe Collection

Herschel Supply Co. & New Balance have teamed up for a collection consisting of both bags and shoes. We’ve got looks at the trainers first, which showcase some welcomed detailings to New Balance’s iconic 420 running shoe and H710 hiking boot. Look for Herschel’s signature lining to be found on the inside of each shoe as well as custom branding on the tongues and insole. Look for the goods to hit select retailers in the weeks ahead.