Inside Look | GQ at Park & Bond Pop-Up Shop

Inside Look | GQ at Park & Bond Pop-Up Shop

Yesterday marked the opening of the GQ at Park & Bond Holiday pop-up shop. The two have been working together through GQ’s shop on the Park & Bond site but this is the first time you’ll see both GQ and Park & Bond commanding a brick and mortar space. So what can you expect in terms of products? Well, there’s a lot to cover including “GQ Selects,” a selection of products handpicked from the pages of the magazine by the editors; GQ’s “Best Stuff of the Year,” as featured in the December issue; and a specially curated selection of products from Park & Bond, including the best designer brands for outerwear, apparel, denim, accessories, footwear, watches (new and vintage), tech, grooming products, and much more.

There’s a wide selection of impulse buys as well, all of which are priced under $50. The holiday shopping season is definitely in full effect. And beyond all this goodness, you can also expect to see a lot of what can be found through Park & Bond’s online site. It’s a diverse bunch with brands like A.P.C., Filson, GANT, Jack Spade, Mackintosh, Thom Browne and many more in the fold.

Presented in partnership with American Express, the temporary retail experience will be open through December 18, though it will be closed this coming Monday and Tuesday. Open from 11am to 6pm Wednesday to Friday, 11am to 7pm Saturday and 11am to 5pm on Sunday. More looks of the space below.

Leffot x Alden Longwings

Leffot x Alden Longwings

Here’s another Leffot exclusive for you all. Steve and co. have teamed up with New England’s Alden to deliver their classic Longwing Blucher style in Color 8 and Black Shell Cordovan finishes. The leathers were tanned by the fine folks at Horween Leather Company out of Chicago and are nothing short of perfect. The Black Shell Cordovan version is really something else as it features red lining that creeps out in a very subtle manner, giving the shoe an added touch. Both styles can be had through Leffot.

Outlier x Hyperlite Minimal Backpack

Outlier x Hyperlite Minimal Backpack

Outlier has entered the travel goods segment with this collaborative effort with Hyperlite Mountain Gear. The Minimal Backpack is waterproof, featherweight and backcountry tough. Expect this piece to handle all the ruggedness of the outdoors as a pair of pants from Outlier would. The shell is made from Nonwoven Dyneema, which is startlingly lightweight, fully waterproof, and ten times stronger than steel.

The Minimal Backpack is made in Biddeford, Maine, USA. Available now on the Outlier Webshop.

Closer Look | UGG Hannen Boot

UGG Hannen Boot for Men in Cordovan Fall 2011

UGG has turned a new page for Fall 2011, bringing a well-thoughtout collection for men to the table, at a time when American heritage brands are claiming the boot market as their own and leaving others to pick up the crumbs. The reason we’re mentioning UGG, and trust we had no intention of ever highlighting them in the past, is because they’ve done a few things differently this time around that have caught our attention. It all starts with the Hannen Boot. The folks at the Australian footwear brand were kind enough to send us over a pair to try out and there’s no lying when we say we’re impressed. And honestly, a part of me isn’t surprised. There’s a reason every gal I’ve ever known owns a pair of UGGs — they’re extremely comfortable. The Hannen boot is no different. When you blend the boot’s Vibram outsole (yes, that Vibram) with UGG’s signature sheep skin lining, it’s like walking on lotion. Kudos to anyone that gets that reference.

The ultra-rich, oiled and waterproof leather shell comes in an impeccable Cordovan finish that’s ideal for the winter months, especially this year when different hues of red are seen in the collections of some of our favorite designers. The price point for the Hannen is below many of the other work boot styles out there as well — $240 at UGG. There are more detailed shots of the boot below so be sure to check those out and head on over to UGG to pick up a pair.

Gant Rugger Leather Goods Collection

Gant Rugger Leather Goods Holiday 2011 Collection

GANT Rugger has dropped a leather goods collection which consists of a few key pieces, all of which will be perfect as holiday gifts or personal acquisition. They’re produced by Tärnsjö Tannery, a small family owned company about two hours north of Stockholm, Sweden and one of the few remaining tanneries in Europe where the process is still 100% organic. The end result is of the highest quality possible and features leather that will age and wear beautifully. Every piece is handmade and shows Gant’s passion for quality, value for money and keeping the heritage alive. The collection delivers the goods in two colorways, natural undyed and cognac. The lineup includes a leather slip case, phone cover, card holder and belt.

The goods are available now in limited quantities exclusively online and at GANT stores in New York City. Shop the leather goods collection at GANT.

Viberg Old #145 Oxford Two Tone Suede

Viberg Old #145 Oxford Two Tone Suede

Here’s a look at Viberg’s iconic #145 Oxford in two-tone suede finish. It features vintage tan suede quarters and mocha suede vamp & counter, topped off with a smooth brown leather tongue. Viberg is now in its third generation and the family owned business continues to amaze us with these impeccably crafted pieces of footwear. Don’t expect that to stop anytime soon.

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Closer Look | Alpha Industries N-3B Slim Fit Parka

Alpha Industries N-3B Slim Fit Parka 50th Anniversary

With the winter weather finally here, it’s time to pull out the snorkels and parkas for that added layer of protection. The folks at Alpha Industries sent one of their N-3B Slim Fit parkas over to us to try out and we have to say we’re glad they did. It features a flight nylon outer shell with contrasting nylon lining and polyfill for a thicker layer between you and the elements. The slim fit cut coupled with the longer length give way to added insulation and a effortless look.

Mark McNairy x Inventory Snuff Suede Dainite Sole Derby Boot

Mark McNairy x Inventory Snuff Suede Dainite Sole Derby Boot

Inventory has teamed up once again with Mark McNairy, this time delivering the American designer’s plain toe derby boot in a timeless snuff suede leather finish. It’s a really versatile piece that will work all year round and features leather lining for added comfort. It’s an Inventory exclusive that utilizes the split Dainite sole with a leather insert.

Raif Wool Cowichan Sweaters

Raif Wool Cowichan Sweaters Fall 2011 at Union

Though Raif Adelberg is known for his Cashmere Cowichan sweaters, he’s dropped a few of the wool variety at Union LA. They’re actually vintage wool cowichan sweaters that have been cut up and patchworked back together, creating unique one of a kind sweaters. Not too many of these so be sure to head over to Union’s online shop ASAP. If you’re not familiar with Raif, check out the video below as it gives a ton of insight into all the things he’s accomplished over the years.