A couple of Our Legacy's essential items for spring have dropped at the UK's Oi Polloi recently. While we are looking forward to seeing the most extensive showing through Tres Bien's new web-store at the end of the month, Oi Polloi gives us a small sample of whats to come. While the items are very basic, such as the 'great' crew-neck sweater and button down collar dress shirts, the subtle touches make them stand out from the rest. First off, it seems Jockum and Christopher have also been hunting for that perfect soft red color crew-neck and had about as much luck as me. Fortunately they were in a position to make their own, and it looks great with the slight contrast stitching, nice neck and good fit. They also used a slight variation on their staple oxford shirt. For the spring season I think it's a safe bet to say a lot of brands will be using the seersucker cotton in their shirting and Our Legacy are one of them. I find the Swedish brands shirts slim, long fit to be a nice treat so their version of seersucker is one of the more appealing to myself. It's a hard fit to find these days, or used to be.
I've been starting to want a pair of glasses more and more lately. I always thought they had a ton of potential to add to a look and while I do realize they are meant for people with less fortunate eyesight, that doesn't mean the rest of us can't still use the look. There are a handful of frames I've been interested in, none more than the Marcello frames by Robert Geller - which I heard are going to be released again this spring. Anyways, these Raybans also are pretty nice looking. I really like the thin frame and the shape of the bridge. I am quite liking the more rounded shape and I feel Rayban didn't take it too far with these. Either the black or tortoise look really nice and could be worn with pretty much anything.
Most of you are quite familiar with Monocle and it's Editor in Cheif, Tyler Brule. But he actually does a lot more than the magazine and it's subsidary actives like product design, pod-casts and conferences. He also owns a design/art direction/branding agency by the name of Winkreative. The studio has done work for a couple air lines, stationary brands, Tretorn footwear, BMW and several other pretty nice clients. Their work is extremely classic looking with a very Monocle feel. I find the design to be right up the alley of things I like to look at. I am more a fan of Monocle for their intricate design aspects, layouts and photography spreads than the majority of the content, and those characteristics often translate into the agency's work. Tyler Brule's business model is definitely something to look up to. He seems to have had a pretty inspiring vision of what he could do and actually make some money along the way, something that isn't easily accomplished. Some of my favorite work is the custom publishing for Porter, SWISS and the Centurion Compact.
I'm sure a lot of you have traveled before, and if you're spending hours in airports, looking for hotels, wandering a city then you have probably had times where you wished your bag had some wheels. I know after I went backpacking the first time, I was not down. So the next time I hit the road for a few months I took a rolling suitcase, great decision. Now Porter have added another rolling option to the market with their tour carry case. The style looks very much like the Supreme backpack from the fall in terms of the leather patch placements and shape, which is not a bad thing. I realize that style is not a new invention but both companies have done a nice job re-appropriating it. The back also looks small enough to carry on which is extremely handy. I do prefer the aesthetic of a duffle bag by a long shot but sometimes you just have to make life easy on yourself.
Visvim is probably one of my favorite brands as whole. I really appreciate the care the time invested into developing the technology and the functionality of the pieces to the presentation, catalogs and retail experience they provide. There aren't a lot of surprises this season so far. The Cambridge blazer is a pretty nice addition, as well as the loafers I am looking forward to seeing. While I'm the first to admit my development in tastes in the past few years, Visvim has been one of the staples I've been a fan of for a while now. The more I learn, the more I'm interested, and more I like it. However, I do wonder how it could make much money. With such a small number of stockists and probably an even smaller number of customers, it can't be easy. I've heard different rumors in the last year about how the line is able to thrive financially, but either way, it is really nice. I quite like the color blocking, the blazer and the simplicity of the hoody, chinos and Foley sneakers - as usual. Available now from the Star Joyus community of shops
These are probably some of the most blogged about shoes in the last few months as we've seen leaked shots from Matt George to Tres Bien to poorly shot images in their own catalog. Now the shoes are actually hitting stores in the very near future starting with the likes on Honyee. These are probably the best images to date, and to be honest the more I see them, the less I want them. I never was thinking I needed a pair but I do think the collaboration and execution for that particular shoe is good. I personally just find that with the toe cap on a Nike the shoes just become a bit too bulky for me. Fortunately I have a pretty good selection of footwear already and I think if I were to acquire these it would be strictly because it was A.P.C. and Nike and that isn't probably a good enough reason - especially since the reseller game is down. However if I had to get them, I would go with the blue ones. Get your proxy lined up early if you do need them, they should be available on hynee.store any day.
I don't know if this is a good idea or not, but I figured I would try it out. I am currently working on a new layout/design and potential development for the blog which may require a new column. Things need to be tightened up around here so I thought I would ask you, the readers, what you thought. Are there certain aspects you hate about some blogs? Are there particular features you love? Since the blog is really for your use, I would hope you would find it aesthetically pleasing, functional and better than the rest on the Internet. Is that too much to demand? Maybe with so maybe subjective views it might be hard to please everyone. But I'm open ears for your thoughts now before I get too deep into it. Thanks in advance.
You know how sometimes you're surfing the internet harder than Jeff Clark at Mavericks and you just stumble upon something awesome? Well it happened to me and that awesome was the Mulholland Heritage Collection of bags. The collection began when friends of the brothers Mulholland began taking notice of the handcrafted leather hunting gear they were making for themselves. Now it has expanded into a full range of luggage and a variety of materials. The full leather versions being the best and most beautiful thanks to three amazing colourways: bridle tan, stout and Lariat. Lariat being a honey coloured signature leather that ages over time and acquires its own personality depending on wear. The waxed canvas bags are also impressive with the leather handles, straps and corners. My favourite model is the Safari bag thanks to it's size, shape and strap details but the Shorthorn and Small Duffle are right behind it. The Two Bottle Wine Carrier isn't bad either...