Introducing | American Giant

American Giant Men's Basics First Look

Let’s talk basics, shall we? San Francisco-based American Giant launched today, giving us high quality essentials at a really affordable price-point. Affordability is all relative but we’ve never seen American-made pieces like these be so wearable without breaking the bank. Before. The designs are simple yet authentic and extremely versatile, allowing you to get a lot of wear out of each piece. The lineup includes sweatshirts, hoodies, and cardigans, all offered up in some great colorways.

American Giant‘s e-commerce site is now live with all the product up for grabs. We’ve got looks of some of the goods offered, we suggest dropping a size for a slimmer fit.

UNDERCOVER for Uniqlo Spring/Summer 2012 ‘UU’ Capsule Collection Lookbook

UNDERCOVER for Uniqlo Spring/Summer 2012 'UU' Capsule Collection Lookbook

We’ve been looking forward to this for a few months now and Uniqlo has finally released looks at their recently-announced collaboration with UNDERCOVER of Japan. The UNDERCOVER for Uniqlo Spring/Summer 2012 “UU” capsule collection succeeds Uniqlo’s collab with Jil Sander’s J+ label which ended this winter. This is a bit more comprehensive and looks to appeal to the entire family as looks at offerings for men, women, and children are highlighted throughout the imagery. Expect some season-appropriate florals and striped goods as well as a solid lineup of blazers, hoodies, chinos and leather jackets. Jun Takahasi and wife and partner RICO did an exceptional job designing the line. Look for the “UU” capsule collection to launch on March 16 through the Uniqlo Ginza global flagship store in Tokyo before rolling out to 32 Japanese doors and 11 international locations shortly thereafter.

Thom Browne x Dita Spring/Summer 2012 Eyewear

Thom Browne x Dita Spring/Summer 2012 Eyewear

New York designer Thom Browne continues his collaborative efforts with California-based eyewear manufacturer, Dita. The Spring 2012 offerings were inspired by architecture and machinery of the mid-20th century, giving us a variety of styles. Pieces are made from titanium, leather, 18k yellow and white gold, as well as zyl acetate with production taking place Japan. With the extreme that’s gone into each piece, it’s no surprise last season’s goods were so well-received. Expect the same thing this time around. Look for these to be available through the Thom Browne boutique in New York as well as select stockists worldwide including Restir.

Vilebrequin Jerez Down Vest

Vilebrequin Jerez Down Vest for Spring/Summer 2012

As we transition between seasons, here’s a down vest from Vilebrequin that’s light enough to work through the spring but warm enough to be a go-to mid layer piece until temperatures begin to rise again. The design’s pretty basic but comes from a brand that’s known to protect and last. The duck down fill will surely do the trick while the fit and colorways will make this a classic piece in your wardrobe.

Vane x Sebago Spring/Summer 2012 Boots

Vane x Sebago Spring/Summer 2012 Boots

Vane and Sebago continue their fruitful relationship with the release of three new boots as we transition out winter and look forward to the warmer months. The beauty is that these boots will work well year round, with a balanced mix of premium full grain leathers and waxed canvas quarterpanels. The Jungle Tactics Boot is a reinterpretation of the classic Vietnam boot and is lined with suede detailing.

The premium boots feature full grain leathers, waxed canvas quarterpanels, and slim, low-profile Vibram rugged outsoles. The Orbital Command Boot is a fresh take on a combat style moc-toe boot and comes with a set of removables spats that can be worn in combination with other footwear. The Camo Exo Boot is the Vane signature double boot pattern, featuring an outer digital camo print quarterpanel with perforated suede detailing.

The Boots are limited to 150 Pair globally, and are available at the Vane webshop and their New York outpost at 125 Rivington Street.

Makr iPhone Sleeve

Makr iPhone Sleeve for Spring 2012 Made with Horween Leather

Makr Carry Goods has crafted another fine piece, this time turning their focus on the iPhone. This leather sleeve is really well crafted though that was expected from the Florida-based brand, but we can’t help but to be amazed by the detail of this Horween leather shell. The skived and rolled edges are pristine while the sleeve is hand sewn, painted and polished with the utmost care.

Dries Van Noten Leather Bag

Dries Van Noten Leather Bag for Spring 2012

Dries Van Noten delivers this leather bag for the upcoming season. The crisp brown and beige horizontal pattern works well with the brown leather handles as does the navy canvas upper. The inside’s lined with brown canvas and features a pocket for all your delicate documents.

Our Legacy Great Sweats

Our Legacy Great Sweats for Spring/Summer 2012

From Our Legacy’s Spring 2012 collection comes a revamped version of the Great Sweat. This upgraded version features a smooth cotton/silk blend fabric and washed finishing for a vintage look that just gets better with time. This is a classic piece that’s made from quality fabrics and constructed with the utmost care.

45rpm Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook

45rpm Spring/Summer 2012 Men's Lookbook Japan

I took a trip over to 45rpm‘s New York boutique a few weeks back and I was left in awe. The label’s offerings look a million times better in person than they do in pictures. Since the Spring 2012 collection is just beginning to trickle into stockists, their lookbook will have to suffice for now. The fabrics allow for more breathable pieces that range from t-shirts to blazers.

RIMOWA iPad Case

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Leffot x Alden 405C

Leffot x Alden 405C for Fall 2011, Spring 2012

I’m hearing it’s snowing back in New York. Leffot‘s taken stock of these boots from Alden in case the trend continues. The classic 405 design is entirely new, with added traction for slippery surfaces and a lighter weight for added versatility and mobility. The smooth brown cowhide is really outstanding and the lugged soles are good year ’round, rain or shine.