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...
A couple new spring items have dropped under the Green Labal Relaxing name at United Arrows. I like both of them. The tote bag is about as basic as you can have. The key to a tote bag I find seem to be the handles and their length. I find them a lot more convenient if I am able to put it over a shoulder, especially if I need to be taking photos or I'm on the move. The red on natural color is just about right for spring as well. This tonal saddle shoes are a little more interesting and definitely something I would wear regularly. I actually just got a pair of bucks that look almost exactly the same in terms of the sole and the tone of suede. I probably prefer them still as I do, and always will think of golf shoes when I look at saddle shoes.
They probably didn't need to put the label on the garments because it is what they are known for. Head Porter Plus have been making very simple, Japan made, classic garments for a few seasons now. The line is very stripped down with the odd technical detail, bu everything is nicely made, fits well and has a fairly reasonable price range (at least in Japan). They are back again this spring with their oxford shirts in white blue and light red. Last fall their oxfords came in 2nd in the Battle of the Oxfords and there doesn't seem to be any reason they wouldn't be in the running this year again. The hoody is an item I don't usually get to excited about but these warm, wearable tones are calling Sunday afternoon's name. If you want them unfortunately you'll need a proxy as they are available at hnyee.store.
Had to post this fly eBay find for all of the folks out there that have had enough of the work wear/Americana heritage movement. I know you've been getting a good dose the last year, but I just haven't had enough myself. Although if I picked up this nice Woolrich Woolen Mills suit I might reach my capacity. To be honest as it sits at a price of $10, I am thinking of buying it just for the pants. The elastic bottoms with knee patches could translate into something pretty cool - if not something to wear while looking for firewood. I have almost heard enough people saying how trendy work boots or clothing is. The same commentary happens every time a 'trend' happens. I just so happen to love this 'trend' and will continue to embrace it with open arms. Enjoy. Red & Black Woolrich Woolen Mills pants and jacket outfit
We first caught wind a couple months ago that with the release of the spring collection Engineered Garments would be opening up their first free standing retail location, now it's here and open. Well, unfortunately it's not here, it's in Japan. But the shops minimal aesthetic, light tones, wood furniture and open space allows the collection to breath nicely. There is a true art to retail which few folks outside of Japan have really accomplished. It is their educated market and demand for high quality details and experiences that pushes that level and it is unfortunate we don't demand the same level here. Anyways, the store does look great, along with the collection - what else did you expect? It's hard to tell where the images are actually from so thanks to Hypebeast for the update.