Although we made a pretty good stab at the perfect daily duffle bag but Porter have a few options of their own. If you need something durable, good looking and functional then the medium sized Swell Boston bag might be for you. The navy and black options are easily my favorite options for this compact luggage. I think it would be great for packing a camera, your lunch and some text books for school this fall. The bag is now available from Beams and their continuing collaboration with B Yoshida.
Drakes are widely regarded as the best makers of fine wool scarves. I am not sure whether to credit this one to the buyer at CHCM or to the brand, but somebody deserves some credit. The unlikely mixture of Fair Isle, bits of Tartan and a sportswear check have all come together to create something really interesting. I don't feel this will be a piece for everybody, but I am personally really into it and debating placing an order. I know I need a scarf or two this fall and why not add a little injection of color and off-key pairings with something like this Drakes scarf. For $145 it's not an easy buy, but Drakes' top quality and fine use of lambswool puts my mind at ease. There are also a couple great looking Drakes Norwegian ski scarves in stock, so have a browse.
Garbstore has reproduced the classic English Warden Coat taking reference from the original dating from 1956. The heavy canvas his stitched up with bar tacks everywhere possible and should be able to handle most duties of the modern day jail guard. Garbstore's fall collection is probably the best yet and this is one of my favorite pieces. The color is perfect and would be great for layering on a work shirt this winter. The brand's design and production are all being refined notably between seasons and it's easy to see with a browse through the current offering online. We've still yet to see much Garbstore product in North America, but we will see if that remains the case for long.
Nom de Guerre's fall collection has rolled out around the world and I personally feel like it's one of, if not the strongest yet. The knitwear is my favorite but the waxed outwear follows a close second. This fall's Field Jacket was one of the items I was really on the fence about ordering for The Shop. I love the fit, the material and the extremely stripped down military jacket. However, it became almost too stripped down, as I really felt it could have benefited from flap pockets on the lower pockets to match the chest. Regardless, it's a great looking item and definitely one that would withstand a number of fall seasons to come. The olive is my choice color but it would be hard to argue with black - both are available at Kiosk.
I'm never one to get overly excited about plaid flannel shirts but there is something about the Weldon shirt this fall by Engineered Garments that struck a cord. I find that I often wear a flannel as more of an over shirt and this particular model lends itself to that layering and shirt/jacket use really nicely. The lower pockets and larger buttons both contribute to the aesthetic while the straight cut scalloping definitely makes it feel that way. The plaid is always a safe option for flannel in the fall but it's an elusive grey in the Weldon that I have only seen in foreign online shops. Surprising right? Either way, it's a great item to have and if you're considering a flannel work shirt, I might suggest rethinking and going with the over shirt instead for a good bit of layering.
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.