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How the Aston Martin One-77 Supercar is Built

How the Aston Martin One-77 Supercar is Built

WIRED has a great read on how Aston Martin builds their One-77 Supercar. The British coachmaker cherns out exceptional vehicles in their Gadyon headquarters with the help of a small army of workers. The process was shifted drastically when they set out to make the One-77, ditching the assembly line approach and instead constructing a small structure and setting up seven workstations within where craftsmen and parts revolve around each vehicle. More on this over on Wired.

Wet Women Exhibition at Number Six London [Art]

Wet Women Exhibition at Number Six London [Art]

Taking place this week at Number Six London is an art exhibition that brings Amanda Langford’s 1988 showing in St. Martin French West Indies back to life. The show, entitled WET WOMEN will feature slides from the original exhibition, which were found in the attic of her Miami home. Her appreciation for the late 80’s/ Early 90’s aesthetic should be well-recieved at a menswear shop which recognizes the same.

If you’re in London on Thursday (August 26th), then we think you should stop in at Number Six and check out the exhibition.

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Griffin Fall/Winter 2010 Lookbook

Griffin Fall/Winter 2010 Lookbook

American brands aren’t the only ones embracing military-inspired apparel these days. We’ve seen plenty of our Japanese favorites do it in the past and UK-based Griffin has been showing off camo prints for a couple seasons now. For the fall, Jeff Griffin and company continue their appreciation for original military garments as they pull inspiration from American military uniforms of the 50s and 60s.

Not only will Griffin be delivering well-crafted snorkel jackets and smock jackets in the coming months, but they’ve also commissioned U.S. fabric mill Woolrich to bring in their iconic high-quality wool fabrics and identifiable plaids in black and white as well as the classic red and black. Other fabrics this season include traditional British Millerain dry wax cottons, rich winter corduroys and original camouflages from Belgium, France, Germany and Finland.

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Opening Ceremony Fall 2010 Part II [British Invasion]

Opening Ceremony Fall 2010 Part II [British Invasion]

For part deuce of their men’s line for the fall, Opening Ceremony imagined an English counterpart to our young Frenchman: a long lost brother born and raised across the channel. More structured Savile Row-inspired tailoring offers a contrast to the softer suits of first delivery. In addition to nods toward traditional English style like tweed hunting gear, waxed jackets, and British military uniforms, the second delivery references a spectrum of Brit youth subcultures including suits in glam rock colors, Mod-inspired parkas for layering over slim jackets and trousers, subtle punk references like pyramid stud buttons, and skinhead fit jeans. Camel cashmere, military-grade wool, waxed twill, high dimension corduroy, fluorescent Fair Isle knits, and other Anglo-centric fabrics comprise the collection.

Expect the second men’s delivery to drop a little later in the fall with plenty of warm weather essentials, including an oversized, long nylon military bomber jacket.

Full collection after the jump.

Cologne: Paul Smith Sunshine Limited Edition

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Paul Smith’s limited edition fragrance called ‘Sunshine’ has been one of the British label’s hidden gems. Unfortunately for us Americans, it will most likely stay that way. Although, it’s been out for about a year, we’ve read numerous accounts of the scent’s perfect presence during the summer season. 

It’s got a perfect blend of ingredients which includes grapefruit, coriander leaves and nutmeg. “express a classic refinement underlining the masculinity and beauty of men wearing it.”