As Nom de Guerre’s spring items start showing up in select retailers, we can get more of an idea of what each item can bring to the table, or your wardrobe. The collection definitely has a lighter feel this spring with a different use of patterns and black and white stripes. The pieces I’m personally more drawn to are the monochromatic outerwear, knits and shirts. This short jacket looks really nice, probably technically sound, and I’m sure it can handle more than just spring weather. The main visible feature would have to be the button down front overtop of the zipper. It’s been extended tastefully and with e nice sized button, the jacket has a very subtle, but different look. The military shirt is now a staple in the Nom de Guerre collection and the light blue color looks great with the sleeves rolled up. Definitely an easy wear for seasons to come.
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This is my favorite item I have seen for fall 09 so far. There have been some great collections and pieces from all of the brands I mentioned quite regularly here. Nobody has disappointed me yet which is a great sign of things moving forward and becoming even more refined. Nom de Guerre, Common Projects, Engineered Garments and Our Legacy are definitely among my top picks. However Patrik Ervell keeps coming up with items that I really like. This button up coat in a speckled wool in both a blue and a camel color is my favorite piece I've seen so far. The big pockets, the buttons and the great collar combined with a really subtle and casual silhouette and perfect colors are putting it on top of the list. I haven't really seen a lot of jackets with the same shape that have en executed so well. Definitely one of the things I'm already looking forward to, and trying to get somebody to order for me...
I had the pleasure of visiting the Opening Ceremony show room for the first time today, and quite enjoyed it. I was there to see Nom de Guerre's fall collection which to no surprise looks beautiful. The colors, the knits, the outerwear and even a pretty exciting collaboration with another brand we are quite fans of. More to come on that of course, but also in the show room was some specialty items for Opening Ceremony by a great footwear brand, including some loafers, and a classic work wear, pattern maker. I don't know if I am suppose to disclose details, but I probably will in a further post. Anyways, besides Nom de Guerre, Patrik Ervell's fall 09 collection was really, really nice. There is one particular coat I will buy 100% this fall and a whole lot more I could easily live in. The cuts, materials and colors were really beautiful. Very warm, more camel, warm blues and a really interesting footwear collaboration to top if off. I am very exciting about the fall season already and had to remind myself that stealing is wrong on a couple occasions... Pics to come...I'm stuck in a hotel in Toronto
As some of you readers might have picked up on, I am in New York for a short, but productive trip. First off I have to apologize for any lull in blog posts but I am trying to keep up. I spent the day walking around a lot of the Soho and West Village enjoying the delightful feeling of a frozen face. At least the ground was dry, I guess. It was nice to check out the new editions to the city such as Rag & Bone but I have to still track down the J Crew and Thom Brown shop in the next couple days. I have some pretty exciting meetings in the next couple of days which will help determine and direct the next few months of h(y)r collective. I am excited to report back the progress as well as a couple Capsule updates starting Monday so stay tuned for some previews of whats to come for fall. In the meantime, everything in this city is 50-80% off. It's crazy. Nom de Guerre, Odin, Rag & Bone and Union all have notable sales with some great items. I didn't have a ton of luck finding my size in a lot of things I wanted but the search will continue and I doubt I'll leave empty handed.
A good chunk of Nom de Guerre's spring collection is now available online at Oki-ni and along with it a couple pretty good items as expected. My top pick in the first drop is the indigo utility shirt. The simply treated indigo is complimented nicely by the white buttons, classic rounded chest pockets and an overall good fit. Nom de Guerre's items definitely fit my body better than most brands on the market and for a collar that doesn't button down I quite like the signature NDG collar. A couple other pieces look interesting and I'm looking forward to checking the collection next week in New York.
It's been a minute, a busy month and busy year. 2009 has since arrived and so has Issue #9 from h(y)r collective. I am really excited about the issue. We have features with Velour of Sweden, Colette, some of the best bloggers around in the Business of Blogging, Vancouver's local tailor, Albert and we also take a look at some of the best brands, films, products and retailer of 2008. We also got a chance to focus in on Erik Schedin and Kenta Goto, both very interesting and inspiring designers. I took a minute to reflect on some of my favorite items in my closet and my dad and I put together a series of photos from our trip to Paris. I really hope you enjoy the first issue of '09. We have a great line up to come for the following months and we are really excited about the year to come. Thanks to everyone. READ ISSUE 9
There are a lot of great looking collections surfacing for the spring. Our Legacy, Nom de Guerre, Kitsune, Mjolk, Band of Outsiders, Engineered Garments among others are looking really great. But when it comes down to the hot weather, this is what I will probably be wearing. I like simple things. I like white tees and oxfords. While this chap's shirt might be a little less fitted than mine, this is pretty much what I am going to live in come summer time. The oxford shirt has really become like my T shirt for the most part. Of course it doesn't work as well for layering, but for throwing on the chinos, denim, slacks or shorts - an oxford does the trick. I feel really comfortable, never under or overdressed and I think it looks good. For the in between months of spring, jackets and slacks from these mentioned labels will fill the spaces and patterns for me. I know it's not really that exciting but a great pair of loafers, oxfords or sneakers paired with a wrinkled oxford shirt is enough for me.