—01. Oak Chromexcel leather.
—02. Birch Horween suede leather.
The American made bags from Altadena Works have received nice reviews in the last couple of years. Probably more known for their 70s trekking aesthetic, the brand also produce a range of high quality leather tote bags.
Following collaborations with Kenneth Grange and Sam Hecht, a third Margaret Howell Plus shirt has just been released. The project sees Margaret working with people she admires outside of the fashion industry, and this piece is the result of a partnership with garden and landscape designer Dan Pearson. Made from natural un-dyed linen, their lightweight work shirt is the perfect summer staple.
Paul Schiek's show at Stephen Wirtz Gallery presents 15 portraits of men re-photographed from 1950's era mug shots that were found by the artists friend. Schiek edited several hundred mug shots down to only a select few, which he then cropped to remove all the official documentation, but leaving the stains, staple marks and other signs of age. The show runs until June 2nd, and Schiek's own These Birds Walk book imprint will release a companion publication, with a limited edition box set also available.
—01. Objects USA by Ricky Swallow.
—02. TooLs: Real Stuff for Future Classics.
—03. Whole American Warehouse.
—04. Made in Portland.
A must-have based on Nicholas Haggard's photographs and Ricky Swallow's 'Objects USA' piece, the latest edition of Huge also features TooLs, London's Calvert Avenue, Shawn Stüssy, an illustrated A-Z of American classics, and a guide to life in Brooklyn. An essential issue if ever there was one.
—01. Fountains of Ardor.
—02. 27 April – 24 May, 2012
Coinciding with the biennial that began last week, Mark Borthwick's new show Fountains of Ardor opened over the weekend in the new Comme des Garçons store in Berlin. The show is as you would expect from Borthwick: collages of photos and polaroids are displayed alongside the artworks, poems, and flowers that adorn both the walls and the floor of the gallery space.
—01. Nylon jacket with taped seams.
"The sherpa jacket is equipped with a zipper compartment packable hood, large elastic adjustable collar, hidden water sealed zippers throughout and taped inseams for addition weather proofing. Understated Wtaps details are found in contrast coloured zippers and trim."
—02. Made in Japan.
—03. Two color options.
A nice summer staple from Corona in Japan, available in two good color combinations. The simple pocket tee needs no reinvention.