Friday, August 29, 2008

Philip Sparks Fall 08

The Philip Sparks menswear line is rooted in heirloom tailoring techniques twisted to create a nostalgic but modern piece. Classic menswear fabrics celebrate a bespoke tradition. A slim cut, nipped in waist and unexpected accent cloths and details contemporize the collection.

Opening Ceremony Suit Pant

Opening Ceremony - Simple Suit Pant in black
available at Blackbird

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Refinery 29's Fall Shoe Guide

Here are my favorite styles from the list.

Dressy Desert Boots

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Common Projects Officer's Lace-Up Ankle Boots, $516, available at Blackbird.
John Varvatos Washed Leather Chukka Boots, $450, available at Barneys.
Rachel Comey Hazard Desert Boots, $308, available at Revolve Clothing.

Combat Boots

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Mike & Chris Vista Lace-Up Boots, $522, available at Oak and at Revolve Clothing.
Buttero Combat Boots, $450, available at Barneys.
J Shoes Strand Boots, $190, available at Urban Outfitters.

and Plaid of course

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Surface to Air Hunter Check Chukkas, $155, available at Bblessing.
PF Flyers Houndstooth Bob Cousy All-American Lo-Top Sneakers, $80, for availability, go to
3:33 Plaid Low-Top Sneakers, $198, available at Revolve Clothing.

Other styles include: Dress Shoes, Hiking Styles Boots, Work Boots, The Blues, Deck Boots, Super Snazzy, Penny Loafers, and Canvas & Leather. See Them

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Our Legacy- The Swing of Pendulum- AW 08

The Swing of Pendulum (Our Legacy´s first complete RTW-collection) consists of tailored pieces such as dress jackets, coats, pants, and shirts. There is a knitted line of cashmere, wool, mohair and cotton in various sweaters and jackets; a cashmere / cotton-line of thin, sophisticated t-shirts, longsleeves, polos and singlets; and a jersey line of sweatshirts and t-shirts in finest cotton and a denim-line in washed cotton.
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and check this out as well

Vintage Inspired

Model 1: shirt, Burberry; trousers, Polo Ralph Lauren; belt, Acne; shoes, Church's. Model 2: jacket, Vivienne Westwood; shirt, Raf Simons for Fred Perry; trousers, Fred Perry.
source: the Times UK

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Mike&Chris Boots at Oak

Whyred SS09

photo source: fashion indie

NYC Talent

My two friends at Finger on the Pulse are looking for Chefs, VJs and Graffiti artists in the NYC area.

They said "We have a number events coming up that require both and we would love to talk to you. Hit us here with the appropriate subject line."

They are fun. Do it.

Michael Cepress

Today I came across Seattle designer, Michael Cepress. I had to say that he has some interesting designs; more artistic that I've seen in most other menswear designers. I'm glad that is creating artwork that is men's fashion (look at his site for more artistic pieces). The designer also offers Custom Menswear Services, Fine Tailoring and Alterations at his studio on Capitol Hill.

An intense interest in the male wardrobe and tailoring traditions has led him to focus on the design and production of menswear, and write extensively on fashion’s relationship to gender and popular culture.

Monday, August 25, 2008

More From Filippa K's Fall 08 collection

photo source: selectism

Nice Collective's Fall 2008 Menswear Collection

Nice Collective is a great design duo from SF.

source: selectism

Steven Alan Cardigans

100% cashmere
source: selectism

Rogues Gallery - Nylon Deck Parka

perfect for what is now being predicted as a winter with "below average temperatures and precipitation for most of the US"

available at blackbird

Friday, August 22, 2008

Refinery 29's Fall Must-Have's for Men

Look what it includes: Tailored Plaid Shirts

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Shipley & Halmos Gingham Shirt, $160, available at Parallel, Portland, OR; 503-206-2184.
Adam Kimmel Plaid Pocket-Front Shirt, $435, available at Bergdorf Goodman.
Band of Outsiders Brushed Twill Pocket Shirt, $248, available at Oak

Also includes: Herringbone Blazers, Military Jackets, Sweater Vests, Leather jackets, and Shawl-Collar Cardigans.

Check Out the Rest Here

Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair

Fall 2008 collection for men
source: selectism

Fall Wish List: Rag & Bone

photos: blackbird
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Thursday, August 21, 2008

J Crew Manhattan Men's Store wrote about the new J Crew Men's store. Although I'm not a fan of J Crew, I'm a huge fan of the store's decor and aesthetic.

J Crew's "First men's shop, pays tribute to classic American workwear. The 935-square-foot outpost is housed in the former digs of Liquor Store Bar, and retains the feel (if not the drunken good times) of its previous incarnation; the bar and bathrooms are intact, and whiskey bottles adorn its dark wood walls."

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Japanese Lines: Attachment and Wasted

h(y)r collective posted about two great japanese lines. take a look.

Wasted Twice

from h(y)r collective: "Note how Japanese lines heavily influenced by American style, often make it look far better than Americans ever have"

SUPER Sunglasses

I saw SUPER at Capsule and even though I wasn't looking for accessories, I was impressed enough to take a glance at them. These thick frames are great. It's time to get rid of the Ray Bans.

photo source: hypebeast

Common Projects Fall 08

the Desert Boot and Achilles model in low and mid styles
source: hypebeast

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Founded in the sixties, Zampiere are a third generation family firm. The Spanish company make high quality men’s fashion shoes in quality Italian leathers.
Source: Fashion Indie

The Beautiful Ones

Argentinian designers The Beautiful Ones A/W 09 collection
Source: Fashion Indie

Dior Homme Spring 2009

source: selectism (more photos here)