Our Legacy continue with their fall deliveries at Tres Bien with this seasons footwear offering. I'm not about to tell that these are up to the quality of a Alden or Tricker's shoe, but I do believe they are very well designed and for a lower price, you can definitely accomplish a great look. I don't mean to sound like I'm slagging the quality, as Our Legacy's shoes are still made quite well and are worth the price in my opinion when it comes to their dress shoes. They do however excel when it comes to the aesthetic. Their sensibility in design is so comforting and easy to wear. This fall's shoes include a long wing, cap toe and a worker boot. All of which look quite sharp but I believe my pick of the litter would be the black long wings. Check a shot of all of the models after the link and Tres Bien to purchase.
I'm pretty much never a fan of brief case style bags but for the first time I'm feeling into one. Mismo have a number of new products on their way in the coming months and their take on a daily functional bag for work is probably the best I've seen. I'm quite sure it's the larger pouch pockets that feel more militant that most brief cases I've seen. Sure, it may be on the verge of being classified as a brief case, but it works and functions just like one - but looks much better. The detachable shoulder strap, insider laptop compartment and spot for your cell phone are all handy as the folks at Mismo leave no stone unturned. Their design process is very well considered and the result is a display of their relentless desire to make the best possible product.
Albam have brought back their hooded work jacket for the fall in a lovely washed chambray. The madras summer version was liked by all I don't see why that should change. The wash and color looks perfect along with the stripped down detailing and clean Albam aesthetic. The jacket comes in at £115 which isn't too bad considering the rest of the options - and there aren't many, chambray jackets that is. Albam are continuing to find better local manufacturing factories in order to step up the quality of their garments and improve the design. It was nice meeting the guys last summer and I've been looking forward to this fall. With a new shop on the horizon and some new products to follow, it should be a good fall for Albam and the fans.
There seem to be a nice number of Norwegian pattern items coming out this fall but I've also noticed the more simple and normally unwearable snowflake making an appearance. I first thought I should save this post for December but it's already cold and that's enough for me. Two of my favorite brands have come with snow-flaked knitwear this season, Engineered Garments and Nigel Cabourn. While Mr. Cabourn's comes from a very direct reference from the photo which sparked an evolution in his own career and the Ascent of Cabourn - the Engineered Garments cardigan seems to not quite fall into place with this fall's collection, but still looks like something I wouldn't mind wearing. The actual sweater itself is a great cardigan and the added unusual pattern is off-key enough to be interesting but the colors are simple enough to be fairly easy to wear, at least in the winter.
Corduroy pants are high on my radar right now. Unfortunately the pair I recently ordered turned out to be too small so I’ve sort of been back on the hunt for a light khaki/tan pair. While browsing Mr. SK’s recent stock I noticed some Neighborhood cords that looked great. The roughed up and worn in looking pants are pretty much exactly what I want mine to look like in five or ten years. However, I also wouldn’t mind if they arrived brand new because that doesn’t look bad either. Neighborhood’s fall collection continues to impress and I’m seeing more and more items from the Japanese brand that I want.
The bow tie is definitely become apart of my fall attire this season and a nice variety of patterns are materials are a great option to have. My friend Wayne Pate send me a link to his choice for the season today. The 45rpm bow ties have a great casual shape to them with sort of round/flat ends and subtle patterns. The grey and tan colors are nice and muted and easy to throw on a plain or patterned shirt. I was a little skeptical of polka dots at first but the grey with off-white definitely have me reconsidering. Even when wearing a tie I want to keep it as casual as possible, so the soft looking wool material is perfect for me.
The successful relationship between BEAMS and WP in Italy. Earlier this month in the Bologna WP store, BEAMS+ opened their latest corner with their fall collection. The brand is always highly sought after and one that I've wished would land stateside. It seems like it may never come to be with our market unfortunately, but at least if you're in Italy you have another place to visit. The camp-like tent and outdoor inspired clothing looks great in it's new home as WP continue to lay the path in Europe as one of the top retailers in not just the region, but the world. WP is also the company which carries the Woolrich Woolen Mills license as well as John Rich and Bros. The company has contributed a lot of good over the last decade especially and it's nice to seem them forge ahead with their partnership with BEAMS.
Each fall I end up picking up at least one scarf, even this past spring I acquired a couple. The are extremely functional items that are great to have on hand for brisk winter days. The one scarf that always stands out to me as being very classic and looking great with most outfits is a tartan pattern with a touch of red. J. Press have a good variety in stock with their fall update including this perfect example. Made from Lambswool, at $45 you might as well stock up on a couple.